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Rabble-Rousers and ‘con man’ among the black leaders


Yatindra Bhatnagar


President Donald Trump is outspoken; He doesn’t mince words when he knows something is wrong and false and comes out swinging. 

He has said things that ‘normally’ a ‘diplomatic’ president would not say. But who said Trump is diplomatic and ‘normal? ’ 

He calls spade not only a spade but a dirty shovel. So what, he is telling the truth and sometimes truth hurts. So what? 

Truth remains the truth. 

The other day Trump said about the black leader Rev. Al Sharpton that he is a ‘con man.’ 

Trump doesn’t care if his remarks create a fresh storm among the Trump-haters, Democrats, ‘liberals, progressives, socialists’ and black racists and so on. 

But lo and behold, a black intellectual himself has corroborated that Al Sharpton is a ‘con man.’ Add to it another surprise: The  New York Times, of all the mainstream newspapers with no love for Trump, has printed that op-ed.

Here is a latest report: 

“For decades, Al Sharpton has played the media to sow anti-white hatred.

They let him play them like a fiddle to promote his racist agenda.

But now Al Sharpton is in big trouble after The New York Times said just one thing about him. 

When the mainstream media talks about Al Sharpton, it is usually to praise him.

But in a recent op-ed in The New York Times, nothing worse could have been said. 

Brown University professor Glenn C. Loury, a civil rights figure who was the first tenured black economics professor in the history of Harvard, laid into Sharpton.

He goes after Democrats who are fawning over him, stating that while he doesn’t like Trump, the President was correct in calling him a “con man.”

Not only that, but Loury took things a step further, adding that Sharpton is “an ambulance-chasing, anti-Semitic, anti-white race hustler,” while listing a series of examples backing his claim.

The Daily Caller reports:

The professor noted that California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris recognized Sharpton as someone who has “spent his life fighting for what’s right,” while former Vice President Joe Biden declared Sharpton to be “a champion in the fight for civil rights.”

But Loury said that is all partisan blather because Trump got it right when he called Sharpton nothing more than “a con man.”

“And not just a con man: Mr. Sharpton is an ambulance-chasing, anti-Semitic, anti-white race hustler. His history of offensive statements is longer than the current American president’s.

Loury cited a number of examples to reinforce his convictions about Sharpton:

In 1987 Sharpton exploited the publicity surrounding the alleged gang-rape of  a black girl by six white men — two of whom were supposedly police officers. But a grand jury eventually found “overwhelming evidence” that Tawana Brawley lied about the rape and being subject to verbal, physical and racial abuse at the hands of the alleged assailants.

Democrats seem to be willing to embrace anybody who is anti-Trump, no matter how vile they are.

Sharpton seems to fit that bill.

But their embrace of a man, a man who has called white people “crackers,” and cops “pigs,” is likely to be a detriment to the future of their party.”

Surely, The New York Times has, for a change, done a real service to the people by printing something rare about a black leader written by a famous black intellectual.