When the American Conservative calls on MSNBC for a full apology for calling for the killing of journalist Michelle Krebs
MSNBC host Al Sharpton said on Sunday that he had a message for the network, saying that he was “very disappointed” that MSNBC did not apologize to Krebs and other women for their comments in an August 2015 story about the death of a woman who had accused former Trump campaign aide Corey Lewandowski of assaulting her.
Sharpton also suggested that MSNBC was not doing enough to fight the “rape culture” on the network.
“I hope they’re doing something,” Sharpton told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Sunday.
“And that’s because they’re the ones who hired me, right?
And they’re still standing by their story.
“We had the courage to call the police and call the cops, but we didn’t do the same for women like the one who went to the police. “
We didn’t stand up for her and for other women like her. “
We had the courage to call the police and call the cops, but we didn’t do the same for women like the one who went to the police.
We didn’t stand up for her and for other women like her.
And that’s why I am very disappointed.”
The MSNBC host said that he felt the network was not moving fast enough on the issue, which he said had become so politicized.
“My frustration is not with MSNBC, because I have a lot of respect for them.
I have respect for the fact that they’re fighting for what they believe in, and that’s the truth, and if they’re not moving on this, I think it’s because the mainstream media has got a lot more power,” Sharptons statement read.
Sharptony was referring to a report that MSNBC had hired a law firm to investigate the claims against Lewandowski.
The law firm, Lippmann, was hired by the MSNBC team to investigate claims that Lewandowski had sexually assaulted a woman, but was never commissioned to investigate any claims of sexual misconduct against the then-candidate, according to MSNBC.
“What I have to say is that it’s really hard for me to believe that MSNBC would go and hire a law office to investigate something that they’ve done to someone who has been named as a person of interest by the FBI,” Sharpenson said.
“They didn’t even do a story on this.”
MSNBC said in a statement that it was “disappointed” by Sharpton’s remarks.
“As part of our commitment to being a place where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are heard, we welcome people of any viewpoint to join us in our communities,” the statement read, “and as we have in the past, we will hold our hosts and guests to high standards of decency and ethics.”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes also responded to Sharpton on Sunday, saying on Twitter that he is “a lot disappointed” in MSNBC.
Hayes said that Sharpton had “made the right decision” in resigning his position on the show.
Hayes also addressed the controversy surrounding the MSNBC reporter who had tweeted that she was going to kill Krebs.
“MSNBC did not immediately respond to The Washington Post’s request for comment on Al Sharpton’s comments on Saturday,” MSNBC said.
In August 2015, Krebs tweeted that Trump aide Corey Johnson had assaulted her in a New York City hotel room.
In a subsequent interview with The New York Times, Johnson admitted to the attack.
The next day, Sharpton and MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt published a story reporting that the woman had claimed that she had been attacked by Johnson and that she would “put a bullet in his head” if she was ever in a position to report him.
A video of the alleged assault was published by The New Yorker and aired on NBC, prompting a massive wave of backlash.
After the video surfaced, MSNBC issued an apology, but Sharpton called the story “disgusting.”
Hayes and Sharpton took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse Hayes of being a “liberal Democrat.”
Sharpton is a former deputy White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton.
The MSNBC anchor also tweeted that the story about Johnson’s alleged assault should be “the first thing that comes to mind.”
“I am disappointed that Al Sharps on his show on MSNBC would call out the victim of a sexual assault, a woman named Michelle Kreb, on his shows show,” Hayes tweeted.
Hayes has not responded to The Post’s requests for comment.
Sharapons MSNBC show also drew controversy after it was shown during the second presidential debate.
“You can’t be a liberal Democrat and support Donald Trump and defend his campaign, and still support Hillary Clinton,” Hayes said during the debate, referring to the Democratic nominee.
Hayes is a longtime friend of the Clintons.
The two men have known each other for decades.
In 2014, Hayes hosted an MSNBC show hosted by former President Barack Obama called “Shark Tank.”
The show has since been cancelled