From The Huffington Post: Al Sharpton blasted Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, accusing the presidential candidate of using “racial demagoguery” to win votes in the contentious South Carolina primary.
Gingrich’s highly charged exchange with Juan Williams about his infamous comments on food stamps and child labor became the most talked-about moment of Monday’s debate in the Palmetto State. On Tuesday’s Rachel Maddow Show, Sharpton and Maddow discussed the debate, which seemed to trouble them both.
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Sharpton noted that South Carolina still uses the Confederate Flag, saying that issues of race had to be seen in a different light there. He pronounced himself to be aghast when the audience cheered Gingrich for taking on Williams, who he called a “black conservative on Fox.” (Williams would likely disagree with the “conservative” characterization.)
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