Entertainment figure Byron Allen is among a group of black media owners that filed a $20 billion discrimination lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable — both huge media players and frequently significant contributors to left-leaning political causes such as the “brothers by another mother” Al Sharpton and President Barack Obama.
The independent-minded highly successful Allen on MSNBC called employment of the network’s most inane if not mentally disabled host, Al Sharpton, “a sham, undertaken to whitewash Comcast’s discriminatory business practices.”
Appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday morning, Allen was angry particularly over his belief that a number of corporations ignore other black figures but do business with Sharpton because he’s the “least expensive negro.”
Host Brian Stelter pushed back on the claim, but Allen only doubled down, saying the corporate mentality is “don’t do business with real African American-owned companies, just give him $50,000 and a bucket of chicken and we’re good.”
Allen further criticized President Obama, saying he’s been “bought and paid for” by corporate America.
“He has taken donations from Comcast. Comcast is his biggest contributor. AT&T is one of his biggest contributors. Listen, Obama, your own FTC is investigating AT&T for throttling. How can you even consider them to buy Direct TV when you’re suing them? Is it because you took donations? Yes, Obama. Don’t even think about letting them merge until they settle this lawsuit and that lawsuit,” Allen said.
The interview follows:
Tip of the hat: The Blaze.