Has the media finally figure out who and what Al Sharpton is? It seems at least print media has, to some extent. Could it be that they finally figured out that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the rest are, and always have been racial blackmailers, selling protection to the highest bidder?

Well, it seems at least the New York Post  and the UK Daily Mail have come to this conclusion.

We conservatives have known this for a long time. We've known that Jackson and Sharpton sell corporate protection as the Mafia sells protection to their neighborhood shop owners.

We've all seen it in movies and television. One of the mob enforcers walks around to every business in the neighborhood, collecting "protection" money from struggling business owners. It is hard work and quite labor-intensive.

Well, Jackson and Sharpton have perfected the art. Of course, they have a decided advantage over the mob. You see, they are black. Shocking, I know, but it's true!

Combine their blackness with white corporate cowardice and you found the golden ticket. No middlemen, no local enforcers, no lowly shop owners. They go right to the top.

The Post writes: "Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN). What they get in return is the reverend's supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence."

They write about the latest to bow at the foot of the wrong Reverend Al – Amy Pascal of Sony, who made some racial comments in leaked e-mail, via the recent hack attack. "Pascal and her team were said to be 'shaking in their boots' and 'afraid of the Rev'."

They added that "No payments to NAN have been announced, but Sharpton and Pascal agreed to form a 'working group' to focus on racial bias in Hollywood."

A working group, eh. I'll tell you what the working group will consist of – Sharpton and a calculator, to figure out how much money he wants to soak them for.

The article continues: "Sharpton notably did not publicly assert his support for Pascal after the meeting – what observers say seems like they a typical Sharpton 'shakedown' in the making. Pay him in cash or power, critics say, and you buy his support or silence."

Well, it's nice to see at least a few in the media are catching on to what Jackson with his Monochrome Coalition (hat tip – Rush Limbaugh) and Sharpton with his National Action Network have been up to for decades. At least some are figuring out that they are soulless, opportunistic race hustlers, who don't give a damn about real black plight.

Over the years, Sharpton has extorted millions of dollars from large corporations such as AT&T, McDonald's, Verizon, Walmart, Macy's, Pfizer, General Motors, American Honda, and Chrysler.

The Post quotes a source that worked closely with Sharpton saying "Once Sharpton's on board, he plays the race card all the way through. He just keeps asking for more and more money."

I only hope that more media venues will pick up on this and show Sharpton and Jackson for who they really are. And to call these two reverends or preachers is a travesty.

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