On MSNBC's The Reid Report today, guest and MSNBC host Al Sharpton was on to talk about the controversy over racist comments allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling. During the segment, Rev. Al made the following very reasonable demand of the NBA.
If he said it, he should be removed. And the NBA ought to say that we would disband and have another team there. Magic Johnson and others have said they'd put up money to put up a new team or buy that team. But you cannot have the NBA say it's permissible to act like this.
Al Sharpton and other activists on the left aren't exactly known for their circumspection or deliberative process when it comes to dealing with issues of race. But suggesting disbanding an entire NBA team - players, staff and all - over the owner's comments takes "overreach" to new levels. Cliven Bundy said something racist too. Should we abolish the meat industry?
Nevertheless, as long as we're disbanding things, let's get rid of MSNBC. Surely their hosts have provided more than enough examples of statements that should be "impermissible."