MSNBC host Al Sharpton’s apparent lack of preparation for his own show has become the stuff of legend, so much that now four volumes of his teleprompter flubs and incredible mispronunciations are now part of the Free Beacon annals.
In this latest installment, Sharpton wrecks the names of such people as Ebola patient Nina Pham, quarterback Troy Aikman and actor Ray Romano, of animals like koalas (kola-cue?), and of general terms like waterboarding (waterboating), manhunts (manhoods), YouTube (UseTube) and asphyxia (asphema).
And as one guest reminded him, the fatal Canadian Parliament shootings last year occurred in Ottawa, not Iowa, which is in the United States.
Sharpton did a segment on PoliticsNation last week where he poked fun at Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) for his troubles giving a State of the Union response. Sharpton acknowledged his own shortcomings with reading teleprompters and sent Cruz his sympathies.
As for the reverend, we’ll continue to root for his improvement as he continues broadcasting his important State Television program.