On his Friday radio program, conservative talk show host Mark Levin questioned the latest tactic used by National Action Network President Al Sharpton to force Sanford, Fla. law enforcement to press charges against accused Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman.
Levin called into question Sharpton’s conflict of interest: Sharpton is an employee of NBC News’ cable outlet MSNBC and is calling for civil disobedience at the same time, according to a report in Friday’s Orlando Sentinel.
“I don’t understand this MSLSD, a.k.a. MSNBC,” Levin said. “They have a host that they specifically chose, Phil Griffin — the president of MSLSD, part of the NBC News operation, part of Comcast Cable that conglomerate — named Al Sharpton, Al ‘Not-so’ Sharpton.”
Sharpton’s pressure raised a larger issue, according to Levin — the use of political pressure tactics as such to influence a judicial system in which the rule of law should prevail.
“Is this how we handle the rule of law in America?” Levin said. “Is this how we handle justice in America? This jerk, this moron, this rabble-rouser — trying to influence the judicial system, trying to influence potentially a future jury? Who the hell died and named Al Sharpton boss, king, attorney general or anything else for that matter? And how is it that he can put one hat on one day, another hat on another day, a third hat on another day? He’s part of the NBC News operation.”
“So, here we have MSLSD with a guy who is a TV host — MSLSD, part of the NBC News operation, talking about promoting, of course, ‘peaceful’ civil unrest,” Levin said. “Now how’s Sharpton going to ensure that? Maybe an economic boycott if Zimmerman is not arrested. Zimmerman may or may not be arrested, but he shouldn’t be arrested as a result of this kind of pressure.”
Levin posed the question if Americans should be comfortable with a judicial system that caves to pressure.
“And Sharpton is — let’s be honest, as I’ve been here from the beginning — more than anything else, a Democrat operative. Sharpton’s been to the White House many, many times. Jesse Jackson, a Democrat operative, Democrat operatives, in Sharpton’s case, who has a TV show and is trying to interfere with the rule of law. Let us put this correctly, Sharpton is trying to create a mob, an angry mob. And Sharpton is trying to force law enforcement, including prosecutors, to take steps based on his pressure, based on mob rule, not based on the facts. Now I ask you this America — is this the kind of country you want? Is this the kind of country that you’re comfortable with?”
(h/t The Right Scoop)