Hush money for Al Sharpton and his National Action Network or NAN comes from a large number of corporations despite the fact that he is a complete fraud.
He doesn’t pay his taxes, supports uprisings, creates racial divides, but is an advisor to the president.
The New York Times reported in November that records show “more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses”.
Sharpton operates like the mob and he’s been getting away with it for years.
They are paying for his silence. They make nice with his “civil rights activists” and keep his boycotters away from their stores with payoffs.
Sometimes he’s hired as a consultant. SONY recently hired him for a job that will give him a say in the movies they produce. It was to keep him quiet over racially disparaging remarks made by two of their directors in hacked private emails.
Can we expect a movie rewriting the Tawana Brawley saga or perhaps a movie demonizing Jews?
Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy’s and Pfizer contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s charity by 2008.
About 50 companies – including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase – and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton’s National Action Network annual conferences.
When he threatened GM with a boycott in 2006, they paid out and he agreed to disappear. He did the same thing to Chrysler, claiming there was racial bias in car loans. Honda didn’t escape his threats either.
It’s a shakedown operation according to Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center in Virginia.
He harasses and they pay him protection money – protection from him and his goons.
The Rev’s National Action Network is the same organization that the Federal Election Commission found illegally subsidized his 2004 presidential campaign committee, according to the Village Voice which wondered in 2009 why companies and celebrities lend their voice to this corruption run by a tax dodger.
Ironically, Sharpton supports anti-business policies.
If corporations wanted to ever stop playing along, they’d have the Obama administration to deal with. Sharpton is an Obama advisor, having paid more than 84 visits to the White House.
Sharpton operates under the guise of protecting and supporting blacks while he enriches himself and dodges the IRS. Sharpton, with ties to organized crime, has built his career on racial hatred and divisiveness. He deserves to be in prison. Instead, he’s a White House advisor.
He likes to make demands and then announce he’s on his way to the White House.
Corporations have to play along to get along.
Update: 01/06/14: In an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, Al Sharpton came out hard against a NY Post article addressing this very topic. He said the NY Post gives them money when he shakes them down, so what, they think they’re being shaken down?
Obviously they do!
Those weren’t his exact words of course.
He said: “I am not going to let them get around the fact that their company has been involved, has donated money, had us on their board of diversity.”
“Why are they doing it? Are they being shaken down?”
Well, yes Al, they are.
The shakedowns continue.
The NY Post published a list of companies paying him off back in 2008. The corruption continues.
More information at Capital Research.
Vice News has a piece worth reading – “Al Sharpton Is a Huge Fraud”.