Media hog and self-promoter Al Sharpton did not escape public humiliation for his recent appearance in The New York Times’ photo of President Barack Obama at this past weekend’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March.
Comedian and “Senior Black Correspondent” Larry Wilmore, host of the two-month-old The Nightly Show on Comedy Central, paid tribute (in his own way) to the event. Gilmore referred to the photograph of the president with Georgia Representative John Lewis, who was severely beaten at that march in 1965, as the “A-Team of civil rights.”
However, the satirist then noted that “someone from the B-Team is trying to work their way in there.” As Wilmore zoomed in on the photo, it was plain to see that Al Sharpton was just behind Obama leaning to his left to make sure he was visible to the camera.
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How did you get in there? Weren’t you just in Seattle marching for black coffee? Sneaking over Obama’s shoulder. You know what they say: the arch of history always bends towards justice and Al Sharpton’s face always bends towards the camera.
h/t: Conservative Tribune