FLASHBACK: MSNBC Host Confused Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton


On October 21, 2009, then-MSNBC host Contessa Brewer introduced Jesse Jackson this way: “Joining me now to talk about this and the nation’s real problem of joblessness, the Reverend Al Sharpton....” After awkwardly waiting through the introduction, Jackson corrected her: “I’m Reverend Jesse Jackson.” Brewer sputtered, “Right, I don’t —  you know, I’m so sorry, the —  the script in front of me said Reverend Al Sharpton. I’m looking at your face, I know who you are, Reverend Jackson, we all do. I’m sorry.” 

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