Jason Mattera strikes again. If only some other media types would dare to ask such questions of this racist buffoon.
So if you’re Sharpton and you’re confronted about some of your “greatest hits,” what do you do?
Scoff at the questioning and argue that one of your notorious racial slurs wasn’t, in fact, a slur because it was meant for just one Jewish individual.
No, seriously, that was Sharpton’s defense.
On the night of the glitzy Washington Correspondents Dinner, Daily Surge Publisher Jason Mattera asked the faux Civil Rights leader if he should be banned from television, “in the spirit of Donald Sterling,” for all the “racist stuff” he’s said over the years. Sharpton, recall, threatened boycotts and protests if the National Basketball Association failed to ban Sterling from the league.
If you can believe it, Sharpton challenged Mattera to produce evidence of racism.
And when that evidence was produced, easily (see above) – in this case, him calling Fred Harari a “white interloper” and David Dinkins a n***** – Sharpton ignored the shot at Dinkins, but ridiculously claimed that “whiter interloper” didn’t rise to the level of racism because it was directed at only one Jew, not a neighborhood of them.
“When did I call Jews ‘white interlopers’?” Sharpton demanded.
Mattera reminded Sharpton of Freddy’s Fashion Mart and followed-up with, “Doesn’t it take some serious balls on your end to accuse somebody of racism?”
Sharpton blustered back, “You went from one guy who paid people off the books and was wrong,” before the “Reverend ” rambled on about ‘lies’ and ‘distortions’ as though he’s been misinterpreted all these years.
Of course, splitting hairs over anti-semitic comments is probably not the best position to find oneself in.
If if it actually was just one guy, isn’t that more than enough to have him banished from polite society these days?