The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives.
Why would the government-hating "civil rights" leader cooperate with the feds? Sharpton told Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," that he did so to root out "mob influence" in the record business. To this, the suppliant Joe Scarborough actually praised Sharpton, calling him "a great example."
Here's the problem. The "great example" apparently cooperated to avoid going to prison for dealing drugs.
A "60 Minutes" outtake from CBS' 2011 Sharpton profile shows correspondent Leslie Stahl aggressively questioning him about being an FBI "informant." Sharpton admits "cooperating," but says he did so to expose "crack houses" and corruption in boxing. They show the lying, shifty, obviously uncomfortable Sharpton dodging and deflecting -- clearly unhappy with the line of questioning. He told Stahl that the FBI asked him "what I know about (boxing promoter) Don King, but said nothing about the mob in the record business, the reason he gave to Scarborough.
In 2002, HBO aired 19-year-old FBI hidden camera video of Sharpton with a self-described mobster and an undercover FBI agent posing as a Latin-American "businessman." The three discussed promoting boxing matches and musical events. It also shows the undercover agent trying to convince Sharpton to play a middleman in a big cocaine buy. They discuss "4 million" in "coke," a "six week" time frame, a price tag of "$35,000 a kilo" with "$3,500" to Sharpton for "every kilogram" brought in.
Sharpton, on tape, was agreeable to all terms.
Sharpton later said he agreed because he was scared. But, according to the New York Post, a former Sharpton aide said: "It was greed. (Sharpton) just wanted money." Sharpton cut a deal. The ex-aide said: "Sharpton moved on it, and they sprung the trap on him right away. They got him. Al told me himself. He bit and took the bait. ... Sharpton said they could do whatever they wanted with him after that. ... Either he worked for them or they put that news out there that he was into coke." The "civil rights" leader who condemned drugs while attempting to deal them snitched to save his hide -- nothing more, nothing less, nothing noble.