While Al Sharpton is known for giving powerful speeches, the liberal civil rights activist also has had more than his share of blunders using certain words or phrases.
The latest example of this came on Sunday morning, when the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation got his tongue twisted by mispronouncing “homicide” as “homo-cide.”
Sharpton began that segment by obviously reading from a teleprompter when introducing his female guest.
He noted that this year’s election cycle had been dubbed the “Year of the Woman” before referring to Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins as “one of those creating that reality.”
The liberal host then stated:
Outside of Boston, you probably have not heard of her, but she’s already making history. Rollins is the first woman of color elected to be district attorney within the jurisdiction of Boston.
“Her mission now,” Sharpton declared, is to “[h]elp law enforcement focus less on nonviolent crimes and more on violent crimes.”
One of her goals, he stated, was “solving homo-cides.”
Rollins either wasn’t aware of the flub or she dismissed it as unimportant while thanking the host for having her on the program.
“Tell us,” Sharpton continued, apparently unaware of his error, “you have talked about how you want to see law enforcement to refocus on violent crimes … .”
He next blithely repeated his mistake, again claiming Rolling would be busy “solving homo-cides” and “not as much on nonviolent crimes. And you ran on this and you won.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Sharpton has had trouble with the English language. In August of 2011, the MSNBC host stumbled after saying: “Tonight is the measure of whether the country begins” a reformation “in the state of Wisconsin, a national drive to push back, or whether we have more to go to build a movement of resistance, but resist we much.”
If the liberal preacher was aware of his blunder, he didn’t correct it: “We must, and we will much about that be committed,” he continued while repeating the phrase throughout his monologue.
As NewsBusters reported in mid-August, Sharpton made another embarrassing error while attempting to spell the word “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” in a segment of his program after popular singer Aretha Franklin had passed away a few days earlier.
Instead, the MSNBC host stated: “So, in the words of my late friend Aretha Franklin, show some R-E-S-P-I-C-T.”
Also during that segment, Sharpton mistakenly referred to Occupy Wall Street as "Occupation Wall Street" three times in roughly three minutes -- even though the chyron in the top of the screen clearly got the name right.
Perhaps the liberal activist should combine his flubs to give himself a new motto: “Homo-cide at Occupation Wall Street: Resist We Much!”