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Cocky tax-cheat Al Sharpton attacks reporter for questioning his dubious finances

al_sharptonAl Sharpton said he is not a tax cheat because… well, President Obama, or something like that.

In response to the New York Times reporting that Sharpton owes more than $4.5 million in tax liens, all while living the high life, the MSNBC host did what any respectable hustler would do, he attacked.

Sharpton called a news conference on Wednesday to say the report on his dubious finances was “misleading and out of context,” and aggressively went after a reporter who asked how much his National Action Network owed and if he was taking a salary from the organization.

Sharpton pointed out that the $800,000 tax lien attributed to the non-profit included a $400,000 penalty, then said he loaned the organization a greater amount than his salary.

“Did you see that?” he asked sarcastically. “Hello? Did you see that?”

“I’m here,” the reporter responded.

“She can’t even bring herself to admit she’s sorry,” Sharpton said openly, in an effort to single her out and show other reporters what to expect if they ask any real questions.

Naturally, he claimed the scrutiny into his finances is politically motivated — because we all know how far-right the New York Times is. Not.

“A lot of people don’t like the fact that President Obama’s the president,” the so-called “Reverend” said. “A lot of people do not like the fact that Bill de Blasio won for mayor. And they certainly don’t like that I’m still here, and I ain’t going nowhere.”

The 30-minute news conference ended abruptly when he walked out on the roomful of reporters, according to Capital New York.

Would you expect the Sharpton-inspired circus to end any other way?

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Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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