Last week we wondered aloud (as well as here on The Blaze) why was MSNBC's Ed Schultz solo-hosting a program called 'The Black Agenda.' After all, in April of 2010 Tamron Hall and Ed co-hosted a similarly titled special program on the network, but this year, it was all Ed and only Ed.
Today when we learned that Rev. Al Sharpton was added to the Ed-packed lineup as co-host. This prompted more questions;
Was Sharpton added because many people were publicly asking the same question posed here?
And, if so, why Sharpton?
Perhaps we have stumbled onto the answer.
Earlier today on 'Morning Joe,' Al Sharpton stopped by to mark the anniversary of the assassination Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As the segment was coming to a close, the discussion shifted to a special award that Sharpton's National Action Network was bestowing upon MSNBC President Phil Griffin;
Let's review, shall we?
MSNBC announces special program called 'The Black Agenda' hosted by big white guy, Ed Schultz
Several journalists question the lack of diversity in this choice of host (as well as on MSNBC in general)
MSNBC 'adds' Reverend Al Sharpton as Ed's new Co-Host
Sharpton's National Action Network announces MSNBC President Phil Griffin wins their 'Media Award'
Connect the dots, make your own decision.