Tucker Carlson: Sharpton, Jackson ‘Hustlers and Pimps’

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the July 14 broadcast of Fox & Friends Sunday, Tucker Carlson said out loud what everyone already knows: neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson are real civil rights leaders and both are little else but hustlers and pimps.

Carlson was talking to Fox correspondent Geraldo Rivera about the George Zimmerman trial and the pair were talking about the threatened protests that Jack$on and $harpton are planning to protest the acquittal of Zimmerman.

After Geraldo reiterated his “if you dress like a thug be ready to be treated like a thug” comment, Carlson went on to properly characterize the two rabble rousers who claim to be civil rights leaders.

I don’t know how I feel about George Zimmerman but I am positive that people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not. They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions. They know nothing about this. They’re not residents of Florida. They don t represent anybody, they’re not elected to anything, they don’t have constituencies. The only reason they are allowed to do this is because we in the press enable them by calling them civil rights leaders. Why do we do that?

Exactly right, Tucker. These two ripoff artists have no interest at all in real civil rights. They just want cash in their pockets. They are sham activists only interested in who they can next shakedown.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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