Al Sharpton Isn’t Going Anywhere Because He’s Taken Over MSNBC’s Graveyard Shift

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Al Sharpton, putting a happy face to his big demotion at MSNBC

Al Sharpton said he isn’t going anywhere though his show, Politics Nation, has gone and went. It’s been canceled.

He’s not going anywhere because he “just learned how to read the teleprompter”, he joked.

“Underestimating people only matters if you listen,” he said, as he talked about his “success” as a TV commentator.

He’s now on MSNBC at 8 AM on Sundays. If that isn’t the TV graveyard, I don’t know what is.

“I was very comfortable with the fact that I was going to do a Sunday show,” Sharpton insisted to The Daily Beast in August.

“We just wanted to make sure that it was the right time, and we wanted to make sure it was going to be an A-1 show,” Sharpton continued. “I’m talking about doing it in a way that is going to surprise everybody—getting A-list names both in Washington and entertainment, and all of that.”

He’s on at 8 in the morning on Sunday!

The new management at MSNBC is moving the station from commentary to breaking news coverage.

Sharpton regularly came in last in the ratings. He had only between 45K and 59K viewers in the 25-54 range during the 6 p.m. time slot and about 450K overall. He was dragging MSNBC further into the ratings sewer.

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