Al Sharpton tells callers critical of Obama: 'Shut Up!'
American Baptist minister, civil rights activist and radio talk show host Al Sharpton tells callers critical of Obama to 'SHUT UP!'
Sharpton, who hosts his own radio talk show, The AL SHARPTON SHOW, apparently was having a bad day when, protecting Obama, he turned against his audience.
It seems that "Until a week or so ago, Sharpton's radio callers remained seemingly euphoric over Obama's victory, rarely raising critical points." But, something has changed.
While polls still show Obama with as much as 97% approval among African-Americans, that doesn't mean there aren't significant concerns beneath the surface.
But these frustrated supporters, both men and women, have clearly phoned the wrong program. Rather than discuss their grievances, Sharpton has taken to angry outbursts, personal insults and threats. Only one, a woman named Fay from Detroit, seemed able to find him agreeable to her points.
Though Sharpton is known for attention-generating public confrontations, his radio program is normally quite the opposite, generally featuring polite conversation and often avoids controversy altogether.
View the 'caught on tape clip' followed by transcripts of three conversations, here.