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MSNBC Panel: 'No Doubt About It' That 'Antisemitism' Behind Opposition to Bloomberg's New Gun Control Ad Campaign


"Let's get down to it: Mike Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City.  I mean, there's a level of anti-Semitism in this thing..."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Getty Images).

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks out for gun reform at a press conference on March 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Rev. Al Sharpton appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday to discuss New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new $12 million national ad campaign pushing stricter gun control legislation.

There was some discussion about whether Bloomberg, known as a micromanaging nanny in his own city, is the best spokesman for the campaign before Bloomberg's religion unexpectedly entered the conversation.

According to some members of the panel-- Sharpton included-- opposition to Bloomberg's gun control crusade is at least partially rooted in antisemitism.

Newsbusters has part of the dialogue:

MIKE BARNICLE: Let's get down to it: Mike Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City.  I mean, there's a level of [antisemitism] in this thing, directed toward Bloomberg --

AL SHARPTON: No doubt about it.

BARNICLE: I mean, it's out there.


SHARPTON: But if he were not a big-city Jewish some parts I think it would be different.

Former Romney adviser Dan Senor interjected: "I don't think it's antisemitism.  I think it's the perception of big-city urban elites, wealthy elites, telling the rest of the little people how to live their lives..."

He appeared to only partially convince his co-panelists.

Watch the entire exchange courtesy of MSNBC, below:



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