Al Sharpton: The Early, Homophobic Years


In case you think that Olbermann and Beck are something unique in American television history, Mediaite posts the trailer of a forthcoming documentary on the ne plus ultra of shouting lunatic talk show hosts, Morton Downey Jr. (and never forget Rebecca De Mornay's father, the late Wally George). Mediaite's Mark Joyella notes that 1:40 into the video, viewers are reminded that Al Sharpton, before he would offer deeply serious opinions on Charlie Rose, used to fight people on talk shows and call them "punk faggots." Behold the awesomeness of 80s trash television:

Bonus video: Why did G.G. Allin never make it to his Morton Downey taping? Ask the staff at the Red Roof Inn.