As rumors circulate that MSNBC plans to hire Al Sharpton to host a weekday news program in the MSNBC 5pm timeslot, we wanted to provide this flashback to Jason Johnson’s April 11th column “Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton turn “The Black Agenda” into MSNBC’s newest reality show”:
Maybe you didn’t notice while going about your post-almost-government-shutdown weekend, but MSNBC’s Ed Schultz (not to be confused with Hogan’s Heroes’ Sgt. Schultz) and Rev. Al Sharpton did a whole special thing on black folks. And, today at theLoop21, we found a convenient way to summarize all the important nuggets from that conversation so you can sound smart to your church friends while not worrying about all that complicated consumption of television news.
Don’t worry. Besides the fact that a white talk show head hosted a discussion exclusively about black folks, you didn’t miss much.