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‘Needs to be addressed’: Glenn Thrush questions Al Sharpton’s MSNBC cred


Al Sharpton couldn’t wait to insert himself into the Ferguson narrative. But Politico’s Glenn Thrush wonders if that might be an issue for MSNBC:


Thrush’s Politico colleague Dylan Byers weighed in:


MSNBC wanted a pot stirrer, not a legitimate journalist. Sharpton fit the bill.


Some have pointed out that other news network hosts have let their own views color their coverage:


But Thrush thinks Sharpton is a special case:


For what it’s worth, Sharpton seems happy with his role on MSNBC:


Just as long as he can keep on doing that thing he does:

That is part of my role as a civil rights leader of National Action Network and we’ve been doing that for decades, and it’s part of my role now that I also do talk radio and talk television.  Clearly I’m not on as a newsman, I’m on with an opinion advocating certain things, debating people that may agree or may disagree, and that’s the role of a civil rights activist.  It’s to put a spotlight on things that would have been ignored.



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