Al Sharpton called out Bill Maher for using the “n-word” on his HBO show “Real Time.” But Mike Opelka was not going to let the MSNBC host’s hypocrisy go unnoticed on “Pure Opelka” today.
Sharpton said of Maher, “I feel it was disgraceful. I have lost a lot of respect for Bill." He then said, "They weren’t even talking about race. You felt you got so comfortable with us that you can denigrate us?"
He also claimed to not use the word himself, but he most certainly did in regard to former New York mayor David Dinkins. Sharpton said to a cheering crowd in the early 1990s:
"David Dinkins, you wanna be the only n***** on television, only n***** in the newspaper, only n***** that can talk. Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only n***** problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are."
Mike wondered why MSNBC continues to pay Sharpton millions of dollars when they are supposed to be against divisive and offensive rhetoric like this.