Sharpton said recently on his show,
"But, I think that for people to engage in programming shows that will use racial or gender bias as their format, we’ve got a right to say there are standards that the FCC can say that you cannot continue to have licenses to do that. You got to remember that those stations that Rush Limbaugh is on and others are regulated by FCC, granted by FCC. They go back to them to get wavers. They go back to them to get consolidation."
Listen to what he said on another broadcast of his, and evaluate if Limbaugh or any other conservative host has ever said anything as controversial. A loose unofficial transcript follows the audio attachment.
I'm uncomfortable with Uncle Toms. Its sounds funny, but I really am. I think that when I finally leave National Action network and retire I going into business I'm making a spray called "De-Tom". I going to have it to where you can get Tomming out... Because I actually have to go home and take a shower after I hang around Uncle Toms. I going to have De-Tom. Then we going to have seed where women can...if they are married to Uncle Toms they can put under their pillow at night. And when he wakes up he will be black again. I mean we have a Tom problem, and its worse than rodents. But that's my discomfort, but I'm trying to understand why there is a discomfort that some whites have in the presence of blacks. I think we need to have an open discussion about this. Is it guilt? its it a misperception of who we are? Is it the stereotyping that we criminal? I heard people say that if they are walking down the street and look behind them and black kids are behind them they get scared. What is about the presence of blacks that scares or that unsettles them? I'm going to open up the phone lines, but give me your theory on this Brother Steele.
First of all its a cultural divide Rev Sharpton. And I still say, and I have said this on your show many times, neither side has been healed from slavery. Because we walking around internally bleeding on the inside. And because of what we went through in the Transatlantic African Slave trade did a "unintelligible", not only to African Americans or black people but also white folks. And until we get to that point in society and we recognize the fact that neither side has been healed from that terrible experience of black people coming from Africa and being treated in such an inhumane manner and fact that white folks are guilty. Many of them are guilty and don't know what to do so they use a cop out, a escape mechanism in terms of their being fearful because we never been healed and they don't understand the diverstyness and the difference of the culture. So we need to understand the black culture. Even the Uncle Tom, they are trying to get away from the realization of our experience. And we need to be under control in terms of realizing that you got to be truthful with yourself. Uncle Toms are worse than white folks who are fearful of black folks. I'm like you, I cant stand a Uncle Tom.