The Agony of Repeat

For Al Sharpton, the Second Time's the Charm


MSNBC’s Al Sharpton doesn’t so much analyze President Obama’s speeches as repeat them, a new Washington Free Beacon video shows.

Often on PoliticsNation, Sharpton will play a clip of the president, and then simply rehash, verbatim, whatever Obama just said. As the reverend isn’t particularly regarded for his eloquence, his balance, or any real depth on his program, perhaps he can be forgiven for this curious habit.

Sharpton makes no secret of his adoration of Obama, recommending him for Mt. Rushmore, declaring his State of the Union address “masterful,” and cheerleading his policies on a nightly basis.

But given how many times Sharpton has met with the president in the White House, could it simply be that Obama is repeating Sharpton?