Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit With $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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    The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December.

    This time, the plaintiff is not only targeting both Comcast and TWC on the verge of what would be the largest pay television distributor in the United States, but also various African-American advocacy groups and MSNBC host Al Sharpton for allegedly facilitating discrimination.


    At the time of Comcast's 2010 acquisition of NBCUniversal, Comcast entered into memoranda of understanding with the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Action Network, but the lawsuit says the voluntary diversity agreements are "a sham, undertaken to whitewash Comcast’s discriminatory business practices."

    The plaintiff objects that the only fully owned black-channel picked up by Comcast is the Africa Channel, and that entity is owned by former Comcast/NBCU exec Paula Madison, who "was directly involved in putting together the sham MOUs and obtaining government approval for the Comcast acquisition of NBC Universal, thus creating a serious conflict of interest."

    Other black channels are said to be “window dressing,” with black celebrities as "fronts" when they are "white-owned businesses" that are run by friends or family of Comcast executives.

    The lawsuit goes on to say that Comcast made large cash "donations" to obtain support for its acquisition. The money includes $3.8 million to Sharpton and his National Action Network. The money, it's charged, was meant to pay Sharpton to endorse the NBCU deal and divert attention away from discrimination. As for Sharpton's MSNBC gig, the complaint says, "Despite the notoriously low ratings that Sharpton’s show generates, Comcast has allowed Sharpton to maintain his hosting position for more than three years in exchange for Sharpton’s continued public support for Comcast on issues of diversity."

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    Al Sharpton's a racist crook, in other news water is wet.
     
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    after getting knocked on his ass (and now separated from guy who just put him on his ass by dozens of people) al responds:



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    it raysis! :grad:
     
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    I can't believe anyone takes him seriously.
     
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    I guess some people just aren't that smart
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    they can blame themselfs for paying a shyster
     
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    I hope that the 3.8 million was taxable and he still owes on it. Fucking scumbag.
     
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    Look I think the guys a slime ball more than anyone. But what is this? Are they basically saying that if you're a white owned company and you hire blacks and have black tv stations you're still bad?
     
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    Must be contagious...:lmao:

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    Fuck him with Tawana Brawley's Dick!
     
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