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Breitbart.com holds up Sharpton remarks for scrutiny after Limbaugh slap

A new video compilation of Rev. Al Sharpton’s past remarks is providing conservative commentators with new ammunition against the MSNBC host.

The Breitbart.com video was released after the Baptist minister made an appearance on “The Today Show,” sharing a few choice words about Rush Limbuagh’s insults regarding Sandra Fluke.

“[Republicans] have really made Rush Limbaugh such a great part of the conservative movement … you can’t have him as a major spokesman in your movement and then he says something as offensive and misogynist as this and you act like he’s just an entertainer.”

Breitbart.com’s John Nolte called Sharpton’s attitude into question.

“Using MSNBC’s own standards,” posits Nolte, “should the man who once said the following be allowed to hold a primetime MSNBC slot?”

“David Dinkins, you wanna be the only nigger on television, only nigger in the newspaper, only nigger that can talk,” a fiery Sharpton is heard saying on the clip. “Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only nigger problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are.”

The video combines several of Sharpton’s racially-charged insults before he became the host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation.”

One of the quotes comes from a speech Sharpton made at Kean College in 1994. “White folks was in caves while we was building empires,” Sharpton told the audience. “We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

Three years earlier, Sharpton was in the middle of the Crown Heights riot — a three-day violent conflict between the Jewish and African-American communities in Brooklyn. Sharpton arranged a rally during the riot and announced, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

Last election cycle in 2007, Sharpton came under fire after a remark he made about presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“As for the one Mormon running for office,” Sharpton quipped, “those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.”

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