In any sort of a war, the first move a conquering side takes is to cut the lines of communication between the enemy and their followers, or any people they might influence. Â That seems to be the tactic chosen by those seeking to push “net neutrality” on the American populace. Â (Let’s see it work better than Obamacare.) Â It also may well be the same sort of tactic used to keep racial tensions, and the great divide on the forefront of the American political psyche.
Byron Allen, a well-known and popular black television host, is one of many people engaged in a racial discrimination lawsuit against multiple giant media companies who are actively freezing them out of the entertainment marketplace:
Allen, 53, is the chairman and CEO of the production company Entertainment Studios, which joined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media to file a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Sharptonâ€™s National Action Network, the NAACP, the Urban League, and former FCC commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker. Allen and his fellow plaintiff also filed a $10 billion suit against AT&T and DirectTV.
Why the lawsuit against these titans? Â It seems that they have been freezing out diversity in black entertainment and media offerings. Â Mr. Allen is plainspoken about how they go about it, too. Â He told The Daily Caller:
â€œItâ€™s cheaper to give Al Sharpton money than it is to do business with real African-American owned media,â€ Allen told The DC. â€œWhat Comcast does is they give Al Sharpton money so he doesnâ€™t call them racist. That is the issue here. Itâ€™s cheaper to give Al Sharpton money than it is to do business with real African-American owned media,â€ Allen told TheDC. â€œWhat Comcast does is they give Al Sharpton money so he doesnâ€™t call them racist. That is the issue here.â€…
â€œWhy is Sharpton on TV every night on MSNBC? Because he endorsed Comcastâ€™s acquisition of NBCUniversal. Â He signed the memorandum of understanding back in 2010. He endorsed the merger. Next thing you know weâ€™re watching him on television trying to form a sentence. Every night we have the privilege of watching adult illiteracy.â€
â€œAl Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,â€ Allen continued. â€œHeâ€™s not even bright enough to know heâ€™s on the chess board and heâ€™s being used by his white masters at Comcast, specifically [executive vice president] David Cohen and [chairman and CEO] Brian Roberts.â€
The NBC family of networks is owned by Comcast at this time. Â Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable is still pending Federal Communications Commission approval – after they get done trampling all over Americans’ first amendment rights, of course. Â (Seriously, this is the group that gave us Obamacare.)
Seriously, though, why Al Sharpton?
â€œI think that Obama uses him to control the Negroes,â€ Allen said of Sharpton….
â€œPresident Obama, you control a couple billion dollars in advertising. What have you done to make sure African-AmericanÂ owned media is participating in government advertising? We got more respect from President Clinton.â€
â€œShame on you, President Obama,â€ Allen said. â€œI think African-Americans would have done much better with a white president. They are murdering us on the street and murdering us in the boardrooms.â€
So do many whites, Mr. Allen. Â Best of luck to this group on their racial discrimination suit, especially if it exposes using Al Sharpton and the like (say, Louis Farrakhan) for racial cover. Â There is no excuse for that.