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Political reporter Jeremy Peters committed “strange new respect” for the religious left on the front of Saturday’s New York Times in “Why Buttigieg Is Putting Faith In the Spotlight.” Peters, no stranger to NewsBusters, introduced Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in the midst of doing his “standard riff on the role of faith in politics,” in which he “castigated Republicans for using religion as a wedge to divide Americans."
Peters admitted some voters find the “Rhodes scholar, military veteran and polyglot” a bit “precocious and lacking in empathy,” then spoke to a “civil rights activist” to lament the Democratic Party ceding faith issues. And who was this “civil rights activist”?
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“We made a mistake when we gave up the Bible and the flag,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist, referring to the perception -- encouraged by Republicans -- that they are the true home for voters motivated by faith and patriotism. As a veteran who went to Afghanistan with the Navy Reserves and an Episcopalian who attends church nearly every Sunday, “Pete has both of those,” Mr. Sharpton said.
What makes Al Sharpton a source for anything, much less a “civil rights activist”" The paper invariably ignores Sharpton’s offenses against decency, like calling Jews "diamond merchants" during the racial disturbance in Crown Heights. In Harlem in 1995, Sharpton cursed the Jewish owner of Freddy's Fashion Mart as a "white interloper" in a protest that escalated when a protester shot four employees and set the building on...
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