Sharpton Signs Off, Acknowledges Free Beacon Criticism

'I just learned how to read the teleprompter'

A humble Al Sharpton ended his weekday show on MSNBC on Friday, acknowledging the incisive criticism leveled against him by the Washington Free Beacon.

"I just learned how to read the teleprompter," Sharpton said just before signing off.

The comment is an admirable admission for the anchor, whose years-long battle with the teleprompter has been documented by Washington Free Beacon Video Editor David Rutz.

This is not the first time Sharpton has acknowledged the power of the Free Beacon‘s criticism.

"Why do I always mess up the name? My critics like to have fun with that," Sharpton lamented after butchering the name of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki in 2014.

PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton is being demoted from primetime to Sundays at 8 a.m. The Free Beacon will watch with keen interest to see if Sharpton has in fact learned to read the teleprompter.