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Al Sharpton says MSNBC agreed he could remain a political agitator

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Race hustler Rev. Al Sharpton claims his contract with MSNBC has a clause that says he can continue his political shakedown activities through his “civil rights” organization National Action Network.

According to the Washington Post, when negotiating with MSNBC President Phil Griffin in 2011, Sharpton said, “I’m still going to run NAN, I’m still going to be an activist.”

“He said, ‘Put it in the contract. We’d never interfere with what you’re doing, your civil rights work,” Shartpon quoted Griffin as saying.

The end result being that, unlike Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann, Sharpton had a “carve out” from policies against political participation, as reported by Newsbusters.

When he found out he’d be on at 6 p.m., Sharpton was delighted, the Post reported.

“Great! All the people who rejected me get off work at about 5:00,” Sharpton said. By 6 p.m, he said, they’d be “looking at me, the rejected stone.”

Sharpton was promoting his new book, “The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership,” when he spoke with the Washington Post.

A book in which most “don’t seem to realize Sharpton is referring to himself as Jesus with the ‘rejected stone has become the cornerstone’ line in Scripture,” wrote Newsbuster’s Tim Graham.

Aside from the new book, the Post article explained why Sharpton’s head now looks so large in proportion to his body.

Saying he decided to “take the weight off,” Sharpton, 58, explained how he went from a peak of 305 lbs. to 138 lbs. by changing his eating habits:

I no longer eat meat.
I no longer eat any sugar, I don’t eat starches.
I only eat whole wheat toast to work out.
And I don’t eat anything after 6 in the evening.

Of course, having an attractive 35-year-old girl friend could have some impact as well.

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Tom Tillison


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