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Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton's past work for the FBI is under new scrutiny. On Monday, the website The Smoking Gun published documents that it claims detail Sharpton's work as a confidential informant during mafia investigations in the 1980s. Sharpton admits recording conversations with alleged mobsters for the FBI, but he denies doing anything wrong.

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Peter Francis James from New York

In your interview with the reporter from the smoking gun, he referred to gangsters as being Al Sharpton's "Confederates ". This characterization went completely unchallenged, though there was no evidence offered that he was ever, in any way, their "Confederate".
He also said that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder was "palling around with "Al Sharpton. There was no evidence offered of this either. This was a terribly conducted interview, not at all up to your usual standards. It was sloppy and, frankly, somewhat stupid. Your interviewer was 'rolled' in my estimation
If you're going to offer a platform to someone who wants to publicize themselves, their blog, or grind a particular axe, you really must be more thorough in probing that person's interpretations, characterizations, and their 'facts' on the air.

With confidence that you can all do a better job next time, I continue to listen.
Peter Francis James.

Apr. 08 2014 07:39 PM

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