June 16, 2008, - 9:29 am

Are You Funding Racist Thug Weird Al Sharpton?

By Debbie Schlussel
These companies donated and continue to fund Al Sharpton and his National Action Network. I’d suggest letting these companies know what you think and not buying their products. Oh, and lump in Sean the Plagiarist Hannity, since he appeared at the National Action Network convention and continues to give Sharpton airtime. Ditto for Bill O’Reilly. They all perpetuate his bigotry, by either financing it, or giving it a forum and lending legitimacy to it.
Some people apparently need a refresher on the racist thuggery of this monster. Remember, this is the guy who recently defended two Black men who forced a woman to have sex with her own son:

Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy’s and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s charity. Almost 50 companies – including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase – and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton’s National Action Network annual conference in April.


Weird Al Shakedown Sharpton:

Race Merchant, Coke Dealer & Rapist Defender

Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics say, to NAN and Sharpton – who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In some cases, they hire him as a consultant.
The cash flows even as the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn has been conducting a grand-jury investigation of NAN’s finances.
A General Motors spokesman told The Post that NAN had repeatedly – and unsuccessfully – asked for contributions for six years, beginning in August 2000.
Then, in December 2006, Sharpton threatened to call a boycott of the carmaker over the closing of an African-American-owned GM dealership in The Bronx, and he picketed outside GM headquarters on Fifth Avenue.
Last year, General Motors gave NAN a $5,000 donation. It gave $5,000 more this year, a spokesman said, calling NAN a ‘worthy’ organization.
In November 2003, Sharpton picketed DaimlerChrysler’s Chicago car show and threatened a boycott over alleged racial bias in car loans.
‘This is institutional racism,’ he bellowed.
In May 2004, Chrysler began supporting NAN’s conferences, which include panels on corporate responsibility and civil rights and a black-tie awards dinner to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Last year, Sharpton gave Chrysler an award for corporate excellence.
In 2003, Sharpton targeted American Honda for not hiring enough African-Americans in management.
‘We support those that support us,’ wrote Sharpton and the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, president of NAN’s Michigan chapter, in a letter to American Honda. ‘We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significant manner.’
Two months after American Honda execs met with Sharpton, the carmaker began to sponsor NAN’s events – and continues to pay ‘a modest amount’ each year, a spokesman said.

So, to sum up, write letters to and don’t buy the products of these sponsors of Al Sharpton’s racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry:

* Anheuser-Busch
* Colgate-Palmolive
* Macy’s
* Pfizer
* PepsiCo
* General Motors
* Wal-Mart
* FedEx
* Continental Airlines
* Chase
* Johnson & Johnson
* Chrysler
* Honda

If you buy products from these companies, you are the financier of Al Sharpton’s thuggery.
Write these companies and let them know you’ll be voting with your wallet against their alliance with this race merchant. Can you imagine any of these companies sponsoring a neo-Nazi group’s annual convention or giving in to skinhead shakedowns?
So, why are they doing it when the skinhead happens to be Black?


Birds of Feather: Hos and Demagogues Come in All Colors

In 1941, would Sean Vannity appear at the German-American Bund’s annual convention to debate Hitler’s biggest defender? He probably would. And Bill O’Reilly and Vannity would both give him airtime, as he ran over them with his mouth. Why have they remained silent as Sharpton defended the thugs who made the mother have sex with her son under threat of death? These companies and these FOX News personalities lend him legitimacy.

9 Responses

I see Al Sharpton has made a commercial with Rev. Pat Robertson. Would you care to comment on that and provide guidance as to how we might address Pat Robertson’s action?

There is NO Santa Claus on June 16, 2008 at 10:18 am

I believe the name for what Weird Al does is “Extortion”.

Shootist on June 16, 2008 at 10:19 am

This is also the same man who ruined Steven Pagones’ life. How come Vannity/O’Reilly never interview him (Pagones)?
There was a CEO (T. J. Rodgers) in silicon valley that told Jesse Jackson to ‘Take a hike’ a few years ago. A man with b*lls! We should all follow his lead.

guitarguy on June 16, 2008 at 10:20 am

If this country were even one-tenth as “racist” as the phony rev says it is, he wouldn’t be allowed to get within 10 miles of these companies ,to extort undeserved money from them, for his evil means.What I would give for that claim to be true.
WHAT “Racism”?
WHAT “Oppression”?
( Where’s the Mafia when their country needs them? )

OldSchoolW on June 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

Al Sharpton is the epitome of a race baiting POS. However it not at all clear, at least to me, if this is “extortion” or our corporations are willing participants. Just like with the invasion and cheap labor.
In order for “globalism” to work the US must be undermined. We are slowing but steadily losing our cohesiveness and unity.

AlturaCt on June 16, 2008 at 11:57 am

I recall when corporate spokespeople blew the lid on Jesse Jackson’s threats for cash scams. Sharpton is the same. None of the corporate aid he gets is voluntary. It is leveraged. He is a weasel.

supercargo on June 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Re your last paragraph, sure Hannity & many others would do that. Many conservatives at the time supported America First & were isolationists until the actual attack on Pearl Harbor (Pat Buchanan’s heroes). Of course it was clear in the 20s what Hitler was like & anyone with eyes could see the German policies & threat to civilization all through the 30s, but pro-war commentators & polticians were a minority right up until Pearl Harbor. Sort-term popularity seeking, just like the hacks today, lack of serious depth, just like today.

c f on June 16, 2008 at 4:44 pm

All the big companies are evil. If the system doesn’t collapse, they’re going to control us all eventually, with the governments they own.

John Harper on June 17, 2008 at 1:13 am

Amen debbie Amen.
I basically stopped watching bill o’reilly because of constant guest hosts such as sharpton (tawany brawnly) and geraldo (spitting on michelle malkin???? and he tried to smooth things over?).
These people are disgusting. We should NOT support them.

diaphanous on June 17, 2008 at 6:18 am

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