NEW YORK — Rev. Al Sharpton has officially been named the host for MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” after replacing its previous host, Cenk Ugyur for almost a month. The show airs at 6 p.m. daily and while Sharpton has been hosting the show for some time now, his official tenure begins on August 29th. The Huffington Post […]

A NEWSONE EDITORIAL The Rev. Al Sharpton and MSNBC are being attacked by critics for the network’s recent hiring of Sharpton to replace weekday host Cenk Uygur. We at NewsOne always liked Uygur, even before his MSNBC show. We consider ourselves to be political progressives. We like MSNBC’s forward lean, in word and often in […]

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — MSNBC’s possible hiring of the Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t represent a conflict of interest for the cable channel, its president said. “He’s been on MSNBC for all 15 years,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin added, noting Sharpton’s long track record with the channel. Last year, Sharpton weighed in on behalf of Comcast […]

A recent editorial from The Daily Beast suggests that Rev. Al Sharpton’s endorsement of the Comcast/NBC merger is a somewhat conflict of interest, considering Comcast owns shares in his current employer Radio One, a black-owned niche. The Daily Beast Reports: He was trumpeting a merger that’s already paid dividends to Radio One and its affiliate […]

Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against Black journalists who criticized his credentials to host an upcoming show on MSNBC. Sharpton said that he is an advocate, not a journalist and if he accepts the offer, the show would be in that role — opinions and advocacy, not news. The Root Reports: “We can’t get into […]

NEW YORK-MSNBC has suspended host, Ed Schultz after he called conservative commentator and Fox News panelist and occasional guest host, Laura Ingraham, a “right wing slut” on his radio program Tuesday. RELATED STORIES Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Calls Fat Jokes “Racism With A Scale” UPDATE: MSNBC Makes Mash-Up Of Obama Being Interrupted By FOX […]

NEW YORK – Keith Olbermann was MSNBC’s most popular personality and single-handedly led its transformation to an outspoken, left-leaning cable news network in prime time. Despite that, he often seemed to be walking on a tightrope with his job. Friday night, it snapped. Olbermann returned from one last commercial break on “Countdown” to tell viewers […]

New Jersey — After MSNBC host Chris Matthews made some fat joke about obese New Jersey Republican Governor, Chris Chrsitie, Fox News Host Neil Cavuto compared Matthews’ fat jokes to racism. “Judging our leaders not by the qualities that matter, but the nonsense like this that does not – where greatness is defined not by […]