KUSI reporter Tom Jordan met up with civil rights hustler Al Sharpton in San Diego talking about the city’s pension reform initiative. Sharpton had a nine-minute chat with Jordan that, according to KUSI, “became a bit heated.” KUSI has edited the conversation down to five minutes of comedy gold.
Sharpton says the city’s proposed pension reform initiative is a civil rights violation, and that attention should instead be placed on taxing the wealthy. Jordan asks a few tough questions that stump Sharpton. Sharpton’s AFSCME minder — AFSCME International Secretary Lee Saunders — jumps in to lend Sharpton a hand, but Jordan stays on Sharpton’s case. Jordan not only stays on the case. He exposes a bit of Sharpton’s demagoguery. As Sharpton complains that Jordan is trying to debate him, we can’t be far from Sharpton alleging that Jordan is violating Sharpton’s civil rights.
FOOTNOTE: No post featuring Sharpton should fail to cite Jay Nordlinger’s NR profile “Power Dem.”