Al Sharpton Attacks CNN’s John King For ‘Coded, Offensive Language’

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Oliver Canterberry

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Apr 18, 2013
 
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/al-sharpton-attack...

MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton tore into CNN reporter John King when he described a supposed suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing as a “dark-skinned male.” Sharpton railed against King’s “offensive, coded language.” He said that, in that moment, King turned every minority in the city of Boston into a terror suspect.

“I was told by one of these sources, who is a law enforcement official, that this was a dark-skinned male,” he said of the supposed suspect in the case. This report that the authorities had a suspect in the bombing case in custody turned out to be inaccurate. King said this after making a number of caveats about the potentially offensive nature of his comment.

“Dark-skinned male?” Sharpton asked.“Coded, offensive language.”

He quotes Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple who observed that King’s reporting was not helpful to either the criminal investigators or to the public. Wemple wrote that King’s report broadcast “Information that borders on inflammatory.”

“These comments are very offensive,” Sharpton said.“They have no place in our discourse.”

“What King’s words did is to make every dark-skinned male in Boston a suspect, and that’s shameful,” Sharpton concluded.

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Take is easy AL.....could be a sand darkie.
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Hey Al Sharpton! Try this on, "Pfuq you, you sh^tstain."
Purple chaios

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Apr 19, 2013
 
What's a sand darkie? Is that the same race that taught yours how to read and write?
Italians are dark, so are a lot of Israeli Jews.... So who was king speaking about?
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Apr 19, 2013
 
Shanikwah wrote:
Take is easy AL.....could be a sand darkie.
What's a sand darkie? Is that the same race that taught yours how to read and write?
Italians are dark, so are a lot of Israeli Jews.... So who was king speaking about?

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Purple chaios wrote:
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What's a sand darkie? Is that the same race that taught yours how to read and write?
Italians are dark, so are a lot of Israeli Jews.... So who was king speaking about?
I've never seen an Italian and a Subsaharan African look the same skin color wise. Only Australian Aboriginals do for the most part.
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Apr 19, 2013
 
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I've never seen an Italian and a Subsaharan African look the same skin color wise. Only Australian Aboriginals do for the most part.
As you can now see that the suspects were white, there is nothing dark about them. If they are not white, then the white population in America is now in the minority.
As for your claims of never seeing an Italian with the same skin color as a subsaharan , you must not be well travelled and definitely ignorant of history.

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