As far as I'm concerned, and only my opinion counts, Al Sharpton is a race baiting publicity hound. In fact he is a disgrace to race baiting publicity hounds. He is the black version of David "KKK" Duke who tried to clean his act up a bit and be more presentable. What we need is legitimate criticism not showmanship and idiocy.
Mark Brown from da Sun Times sorta welcomes Sharpton's presence in Chicago. While I agree that it would be nice to see someone stand up to Mayor "Da leprechaun King" Daley, Sharpton is not the guy. His involvement in the Tawana Brawley affair and the Crown Heights riots is despicable. In fact that is being generous. He has less business being taken seriously than nearly anyone else out there. He makes Jesse Jackson seem like a Gandhi like leader.
Now for something less annoying.
Tom Snyder is dead. Richard Roeper has a great column today.
I am old enough, somewhere closer to death than birth, to remember Snyder's heyday in the 70's. The guy was hilarious. His interview with Manson is great. John Lennon. Hitchcock. Spielberg. U2. Ali. Cosell.