‘Are you a parrot or a moron?’ Glenn reacts to hilarious Al Sharpton video

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton has a habit of shouting… and repeating President Obama verbatim. The Washington Free Beacon has produced a hilarious video that proves the bizarre penchant Sharpton has of reciting the President’s remarks word-for-word back to his audience.

“The reason why the press doesn’t care about these things is because the press is literally just a parrot for the president. Just a total parrot for the president,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Quite a claim to make, until we play this from Al Sharpton.”

As the Beacons explains, Shartpon plays a clip of the president, and then rehashes, verbatim, whatever President Obama just said. “As the reverend isn’t particularly regarded for his eloquence, his balance or any real depth on his program,” the Beacon writes, “perhaps he can be forgiven for this curious habit.”

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Keeping Sharpton’s lack of eloquence in mind, Glenn had another theory about the bizarre habit that would prove how little Sharpton knows about broadcasting.

Not to get too inside baseball here, but typically, when a television show plays a video or sound bite, the last line of that bite will be written into the teleprompter to give the host a heads up that the clip is coming to an end. In the case of Sharpton, Glenn thinks he might be mistaking that cue for something he is actually supposed to read, which is why he repeats exactly what President Obama just said.

“That’s maybe why he’s saying the same thing after each clip,” Glenn said. “He thinks I’m supposed to say that, too. That could be what’s happening.”

Regardless of the reasoning, it’s just bad television. According to Glenn, Sharpton is one of two things: A parrot or a moron.

“You need to write the Free Beacon and see is he doing this with all SOTs. Is he doing this with all sound bites? Because if he’s doing this every time he comes out of a clip, then we know. Otherwise he’s just being a parrot,” Glenn concluded. “So the options are: Are you a parrot or a moron?”

  • landofaahs

    I’m shocked Glenn. You ask if Not so sharp one is a moron or a parrot. The two are not mutually exclusive because he is both and other things as well.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the correct answer is: all of the above, and then some…

    • Ilovemydawg88

      Let’s not insult parrots. What have they done to us?? Sharp-less is a moron and an IDIOT!! That fits better.

      • landofaahs

        You are correct. Sorry parrots. ARG

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Or another theory all liberals share the same brain cell and it is stuck on stupid or Glenn is right.

    • Anonymous

      I’m starting to believe that “liberals” are in the sub-category under “stupid”.

  • Deckard426

    Sharpton’s followers thought it was the “free bacon” newspaper, which is the only reason they’d have anything to do with it.

  • Anonymous

    He’s a moron,hands down.

  • Anonymous

    Sharpton is a racist and a bigot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    What else do you expect him to say?

    • Thomas Bonnett


      • Anonymous

        Say…say…say…yeah I heard the echo too.

  • Anonymous

    I think more people found this clip here than actually watch Sharpton’s show. All 7 of the people who watch his show are busy smoking crack somewhere and they won’t wake up to bother us until about noon tomorrow.

  • Troy Frazier

    Hilarious, what a freakin retard! Big lolli pop head!!!1

    • Lynne Holt Miller

      That’s not a nice word, and it’s not fair to compare him to someone with a mental illness.

  • Lynne Holt Miller

    I agree he’s half & half, he hasn’t had an original thought since Obama thought about running for office, let alone spoken an original one. I also think he alone has done more to hurt race relations, hands down than any other person I can think of, he just keeps telling the kids how they are being held down, that they should be angry, etc. Nobody is holding anybody down, I don’t know where he’s getting this stuff, unless it’s coming from the White house, over his teleprompter??

    • Anonymous

      I’d have to say Jessie Jackson is about even with him on the race relations issue.

  • Anonymous

    When do progressive liberals ever have an original thought? Most of their rhetoric has been heard throughout every communistic/socialistic society.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t anyone realize the Troll here is Glenn?

  • Faye Stampe

    he’s both: moron & parrot!

  • Butch

    more like a little monkey

    • B D

      Who? Brother Al?

  • Kevin Carroll

    Are we certain it is Sharpton parroting Obama? Maybe it’s the other way around.

  • Susan

    He looks mentally ill and so does zero.

  • Tyler Casey

    Glenn……I know parrots can be annoying, but give the birds a break! They repeat what they hear on instinct–ALsharpton CHOOSES to be a moron!…..besides, al’s animal avatar equivalent should be a buzzard…

  • Barbara Fisher

    al Sharpton….Brilliant creative mind……yeah right….How do you hold doen a polition on world wide TV when you never ever create your own sentences. What an unmitigated fool….MSNBC…..You hired another genius. Holy crap.

  • Jenn

    Sharpton is both a parrot an a M O R O N…

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think he had a momentary block and he was confused so the brain went by rote, his default kicked in, which is naturally robotic, thus the repetition.

  • Fay Butler

    Sharpton may bed a parrot and also a moron but what he is most is a self serving racist.

  • Fat Lip

    It’s Voodoo said the Skipper to Gilligan Voodoo I say.

  • Anonymous

    Sharpton is NOT parroting Obama. Au Contraire: Obama is parroting Sharpton!

  • http://facebook.com Sherman Mays

    I vote BOTH! A similar article can be found at WFNT.com titled Patriot or Puppet – filed under commentary

  • Wise words …

    Liberals, democrats, socialists, marxists, and communists – they’re all the same.

    • B D

      You’re a f**king idiot. That’s like saying Mormons, Baptists, Lions Club, Mid-Westerners, and Pentecostals are all the same.


  • kyrunner

    Al “Not so sharp” Sharpton is both a parrot and a moron! Very few people can accomplish this but good old Al has both the lack of intellect and extremely low brain power to be able to actually accomplish both definitions to a tee.

  • B D

    Brother Al looks pretty gaunt. Makes one wonder if he has “the AIDS.”

  • Dave Weaver

    Geeze Glenn…

    Why can’t he just be both?

    Other than the fact that I hate to be disparaging to parrots (the bird kind).

  • Anonymous

    Al Sharpton and Barack Obama, not parrots, but Communist Nurtured Sub-human Mongrels !

  • Anonymous

    Let me add to that, MINDLESS BEASTS !

  • John Scott

    Sharpton is too dumb to help his own race. He is an embarrassment to the Black community. But then again the White’s have Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. So there you have it.

  • bucketnutz

    He is an Obamunist Icon and Obama always asks himself, What would Al Sharpton do?

  • Anonymous

    Let me put this as plainly as possible: Sharptongue is a slimy syphilitic scab on the a$$ of a race-baiting Keynesian buttf**k. He doesn’t reflect the views of the black community, nor does he deserve a smidgeon of the attention he’s received over the years.

  • Anonymous

    He is both a moron and a parrot. He doesn’t have an original thought in that little brain of his. Has anyone noticed how his head is so much bigger than his body? In all the clips it looks as though either his clothes have shrunk or his head has grown – but it’s still empty – just a big gaping empty hole where a brain should be. What a pathetic joke and this man has a TV show, wow, how low can you go…

  • John Cabel

    Got to mock him!!!

  • John Cabel

    Bell curve network!

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