NEW YORK – In a move to build on its reputation for diversity and equality, MSNBC placed civil rights activist and opportunist Al Sharpton at the helm of his own news show in 2011. In a surprising moment of candor last month, MSNBC president Phil Griffin confirmed that the African American host of PoliticsNation at 6 pm is indeed illiterate.
“We are proud to have, not just an illiterate, but an illiterate black man,” Griffin said in a teleconference with reporters. “What other network can claim a distinction of that caliber? The only way we could top that is if he were also a Muslim quadriplegic who’d been date raped at an Ivy League school.” Read more here.