*Talk of the NFL penalizing players using the N-word on the field has received a thumbs up from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
In an editorial in the New York Daily News, Sharpton praised the penalty as “a recognition that there is a problem in football specifically, and in sports in general.”
Despite the acknowledgment, the “Politics Nation” host mentioned that the penalty should “go further” to include “immediate termination with the player having the right to all due process.”
*The NFL’s proposal to penalize players for using the N-word may not be a problem for the Rev. Al Sharpton, but it doesn’t sit well with Michael Wilbon.
The ESPN host let his feelings be known about the controversial issue during Monday’s episode of “Pardon The Interruption (PTI).”
To sum it up, Wilbon has a “massive problem” with what’s being discussed.
*The furor over Comcast’s plan to buy Time Warner Cable could get more interesting as opponents appeal to MSNBC show hosts for support.
The Huffington Post reports that writers and producers with the Writers Guild of America-East at Peacock Productions are petitioning Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz and Chris Hayes to speak out against the impending merger.
*Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gregg Jarrett targeted Don Lemon on Monday for expressing outrage that Michael Dunn was not convicted of first degree murder.
Lemon had said that he was “pissed off” that Dunn — who killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis when he shot at a group of teenagers in a car after an argument about loud music — was not convicted on charges of first degree murder.
Kelly and Jarrett did not mention Lemon by name on Monday, but referred to Jarrett’s testy Twitter exchange with Lemon over the issue. As previously reported, Jarrett tweeted that Lemon lacked “some measure of objectivity as an anchor” and criticized the CNN host for taking the verdict “personally,” while Lemon tweeted back, “Mind ur business, old man.”
*It’s no all-out war. (Just foolishness since a controversial man who killed a teenager is being called a celebrity ).
Anyways, it’s being planned for DMX and George Zimmerman to head in the ring for a “celebrity match.”
Boxing promoter Damon Feldman chose DMX to fight Zimmerman in what he calls a no all-out war.
“As a mother I just can’t put into words how important it is for every American, for every mother, for every person in this country, to have healthcare.” –Michelle Obama
*Today on Reverend AL Sharpton’s nationally syndicated radio program, Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton, he spoke with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
She brought her message of the importance of American’s taking part in the Affordable Care Act to Sharpton’s audience, beginning with a personal story about her daughter Sasha.
Obama passionately expressed why she believes everyone needs to take part in the Affordable Care Act plan stating, “We shouldn’t live in a country this rich where people are choosing between their rent or their medicine.”