Yesterday, NewsReal BlogÂ was obliged to revisit Al Sharpton’s history of disturbing, not to mention felonious, activities — none of which has prevented him from becoming and remaining one of the most famous men in American public life.
Most recently, of course, he wasted no time insinuating himself into the coverage surrounding Michael Jackson’s death; as reported here, Sharpton used his eulogy of Jackson to deliver another of his screeds against “racist” white America which was dutifully broadcast, without criticism, by the major television networks to an audience of millions.
This week, however, a remark made on Al Sharpton’s radio show failed to make the news.
Radio Equalizer’s Brian Maloney snagged an audio clip of Sharpton’s July 6 broadcast, which featured this exchange with a surprisingly sane sounding female caller:
FEMALE CALLER (31:50): He (Michael Jackson) is truly the soundtrack of my life. I also have a theory about Sarah Palin as well and Iâ€™m going to put it out there on radio, hopefully someone can investigate.
But, I think maybe she did something to Michael Jackson. Maybe thereâ€™s a scandal there. Maybe sheâ€™s stepping down because somethingâ€™s about to come out. I donâ€™t know, but Iâ€™m gonna just put it out there on your show so weâ€™ll see.
SHARPTON: All right, thank you for your call, Ashley. Thatâ€™s interesting. Iâ€™ll put it out, weâ€™ll see. I donâ€™t know.
As Maloney says, “It’s probably the wackiest Sharpton moment since The Reverend called Somali pirates a “voluntary coast guard”.
Note that Sharpton doesn’t challenge the caller’s deranged theory, but calls it “interesting”.
“Sure, why not?” writes Maloney. “No theory is too bizarre for the king of conspiracies.”
No word on whether or not Keith Olbermann will take Sharpton to task for letting the conspiracy pass; after all, Olbermann wasn’t in a forgiving mood after Glenn Beck “nodded” at one of his guest’s contentious observations.