Comedian Jim Norton has a reputation for comedy that is direct and way over-the-line. When interviewed by Huffington Post he did not disappoint. Especially when he was asked about MSNBC and political correctness.
Norton criticized MSNBC for punishing Alec Baldwin and, at the same time, employing the “jackass” Al Sharpton.
He brought up the “white interlopers” smear Sharpton made as he was inciting the Freddy's Fashion Mart fire bombing, his 1994 comment at Keans College, "We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it," and the Tawana Brawley hoax as examples.
He continued that Sharpton has "been an absolute pig for many years, and he gets away with it because everyone’s afraid just to tell him exactly what a complete a**hole he is."