Al Sharpton named as a sellout for $3.8M in lawsuit brought by, The National Association of African-American Owned Media, against Comcast!
The lawsuit goes on to say that Comcast made large cash "donations" to obtain support for its acquisition. The money includes $3.8 million to Sharpton and his National Action Network. The money, it's charged, was meant to pay Sharpton to endorse the NBCU deal and divert attention away from discrimination. As for Sharpton's MSNBC gig, the complaint says, "Despite the notoriously low ratings that Sharpton's show generates, Comcast has allowed Sharpton to maintain his hosting position for more than three years in exchange for Sharpton's continued public support for Comcast on issues of diversity
So maybe allegations in this lawsuit for $20B is why MSNBC has suddenly announced cancellation of Sharpton's show.