Yesterday morning MSNBC drew controversy regarding a new ad which featured a soundbite from Al Sharpton’s show Politics Nation. In the soundbite, Sharpton monologues about how we must have a “renewed” for many of the things that “we” have fought for. In the promo he brings up voting rights, women’s rights, and discrimination. At the end of the video Sharpton is quoted by saying that we need to live up to our “creed” of being “one nation, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.” Surely, anyone could tell what famous oath he is pulling his words from, but it does not sound as it usually does. The pledge of allegiance states: One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all. The “Under God” part Sharpton deliberately left out. After being reached out to by TheBlaze.com, a spokesperson with MSNBC reassured that he was in fact not referring to the pledge of allegiance but instead was just part of a segment. This is in stark contrast to what Sharpton says in the monologue about our “creed.”
The actual segment can be seen below from January 4th where Sharpton engages in his usual lambasting of republicans and conservatives for demanding that voters present identification at the voting polls. Imagine that crazy concept.
The “segment” begins at the 4:40 mark
What are your thoughts on Al Sharpton’s liberal harangue? Was he in the right for omitting a phrase so well-known and revered by many? Post your thoughts below!