To cleanse the palate, this one’s too funny to disappear into our endless Headlines churn. The guy responsible is David Rutz of the Free Beacon, who likes to remind America sporadically that the man occupying MSNBC’s 6 p.m. “news hour” slot spends zero time preparing for his show. Someone with an ounce of dignity, who clearly disdains the creative opportunities offered by a daily platform on a major news network, would quit immediately and clear the way for someone more dynamic. As it is, Sharpton will be on for the next thousand years.

The son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (or Frank Sinatra), who has movie-star looks, a Rhodes Scholarship, and is friendly with the Clintons, can’t catch a break on a network that sees fit to keep Al Sharpton gainfully employed? Good lord. What is the “identity hire” process coming to? No wonder Chelsea Clinton got out when she did.