WATCH: Al Sharpton Makes A Fool Of Himself By Comparing Ted Cruz to ‘Dr. Zeus’
Controversial activist and MSNBC personality, Al Sharpton, is well known for his abuse of the English language, frequently mangling the pronunciation of everyday words and the names of his guests on his nightly “news” show, “PoliticsNation.”
Despite having a teleprompter on the stage as he broadcasts his show, his bloopers are featured on dozens of highlight reels on youtube, but he may have outdone himself this past week.
Attempting a clever comment on Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement that he would seek the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016, Sharpton wondered aloud to his viewers if Cruz would read excerpts from “Dr. Zeus” while on the campaign trail.
The inexplicable reference to the Greek god of thunder and ruler of the Greek gods of Mount Olympus, was in fact another instance of Sharpton’s confusion, mistaking the Greek god for Dr. Seuss, the author of the enormously popular children’s book, “Green Eggs and Ham.”
In September, Cruz launched a filibuster on the floor of the Senate, speaking for over 21 hours in opposition to funding Obamacare. Hours into the “talkathon,” Cruz pointed out that it was bedtime for his two daughters in Houston, and took a break from political speech by reading them a bedtime story, “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Seuss.
Apparently, Sharpton either isn’t familiar with the million-selling children’s book or cannot discern between “Zeus” and “Seuss.”
Sharpton is renowned for capitalizing on racial issues and creating heated, sometimes-deadly confrontations through divisive publicity and rhetoric. He has been at the forefront of several high-profile cases of false allegations, but enjoys the ear of President Obama who has invited him to the White House on more than fifty occasions.
It is thought that Sharpton may escape the wholesale cuts taking place at MSNBC due to failing ratings, which would diminish the comic relief he inadvertently provides the news.
The teleprompter has not kept him from referring to “armed confricks” and people not wanting “their Social Security ‘overalled.’”
Recently, the camera found him standing on the set at MSNBC speechless and gesturing at the teleprompter, finally saying, “But there’s nothing there!”