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MSNBC Host Owes the Gov't $59,000, the Latest Revelation in a 'Trend of Tax Debts' at Liberal Network



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Another MSNBC host owes thousands to Uncle Sam, the latest revelation in what one major publication described Wednesday as a "trend of tax debts" at the left-leaning network.

Touré Neblett reportedly owes more than $59,000 in state taxes. The state of New York issued a $46,862 tax warrant to him and his wife in September 2012 and another for $12,849 in March 2013, National Review reported.

Neblett isn't the only one at the left-leaning network who owes a lot of money in taxes. Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry are also indebted to the government. Sharpton reportedly owes about $4.5 million in combined personal an business taxes.

And just last week it was revealed that the IRS placed Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband on a $70,000 tax lien. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her unpaid bill but that she did not know about the lien.

In addition to Sharpton, Harris-Perry and Neblett, the state of New York issued a $4,948 tax warrant against former host Joy Ann Reid last month. Reid's show was canceled earlier this year because of its low ratings. Her last episode aired February 27.

But the MSNBC hosts have repeatedly called for the wealthiest Americans to pay their "fair share" of taxes," despite these revelations.

Sharpton, as just one example, has pointed to tax cuts and loopholes for rich Americans to describe what he and many others on the Left say is "income inequality. In a 2012 MSNBC promo ad, Sharpton equated the issue with the days of segregation in the South.

And as the Washington Free Beacon pointed out, Harris-Perry said on her show February 21 that “taxes are how we all do our part."

She went on to express her frustration with those who don't pay their taxes but failed to disclose that she herself still owes the government thousands.

“When I am poring over my paperwork, it doesn’t make it any easier to know that my wealthy neighbor isn’t taking responsibility. If they don’t pay, why should I, right?” Harris-Perry said.

Neblett, who hasn't responded to the latest allegations, issued a tweet back in January 2014, blasting America's current tax code.

"Regressive taxation & tax-avoidance & union crushing & the financial corruption of legislation has fueled inequality more than hard work," he wrote.

While conservative media outlets like National Review and the Washington Free Beacon were among some of the first to report on the MSNBC hosts' tax woes, mainstream outlets have also picked up on the news.

The Washington Post's Erik Wemple took the network to task in a blog post Wednesday calling out its "non-response" and saying there's "no excuse" for such "hypocrisy." POLITICO's Dylan Byers published a similar piece in which he wrote about the "trend of tax debts at MSNBC."

MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheBlaze when asked to comment.


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