by Patricia L. Dickson 3/1/15
Byron Allen, a legendary TV talk host, has joined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media to file a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP, the Urban League, and former FCC commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker. Mr. Allen is the chairman and CEO of the production company Entertainment Studios and host of the shows “Real People” and “Entertainers”.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Mr. Allen when into details about the events that led to the lawsuit and unloaded on Al Sharpton:
“Why is Sharpton on TV every night on MSNBC? Because he endorsed Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. He signed the memorandum of understanding back in 2010. He endorsed the merger. Next thing you know we’re watching him on television trying to form a sentence. Every night we have the privilege of watching adult illiteracy.”
“It’s cheaper to give Al Sharpton money than it is to do business with real African-American owned media,” Allen told TheDC. “What Comcast does is they give Al Sharpton money so he doesn’t call them racist. That is the issue here.”
“I find it outstanding that AT&T is the biggest sponsor of Sharpton’s 60th birthday party,” Allen said. “AT&T spent more money on Al Sharpton’s birthday party than they have on 100 percent African-American owned media combined. [Sharpton] should return the money because AT&T doesn’t even celebrate Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday. The employees there take it as a sick day.”
“Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,” Allen continued. “He’s not even bright enough to know he’s on the chess board and he’s being used by his white masters at Comcast, specifically [executive vice president] David Cohen and [chairman and CEO] Brian Roberts.”
Mr. Allen also touched on the relationship between President Obama and Sharpton and he (Mr. Allen) included all of DC in his diatribe:
“I think that Obama uses him to control the Negroes,”
“DC has been taking payoffs. Comcast owns every politician in that town including President Obama”. “Obama has been bought and paid for.”
“President Obama, you control a couple billion dollars in advertising. What have you done to make sure African-American owned media is participating in government advertising? We got more respect from President Clinton.”
So, if we are to believe Byron Allen, Al Sharpton got his show on MSNBC because he sold out black owned media and received payoffs for his sham non-profit organization. What else is new from the so-called Civil Rights Leader?
Patricia Dickson blogs at Patricia’s Corner.
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