Former ABC News Anchor Carole Simpson slams Rev. Al Sharpton MSNBC Hire
Carole Simpson, a former anchor for ABC World News Tonight Sunday had this to say-"It seems like having a name is more important than your credentials ...That’s the bottom line. It’s all about eyeballs. It’s the drive for ratings."
"I have nothing against the Rev. Al. ... but he doesn’t sound like a professional broadcaster. Somebody sounding like that wouldn’t typically be hired by any station... He’s an intelligent man. I give him credit for that. But he doesn’t sound like a professional broadcaster."
"But he’s controversial, he’s provocative, he yells, and so they’re looking for personalities and not journalists. The problem that I have, as NABJ has, is fine — hire somebody of color — but how about a journalist? Not a reverend. I don’t get it."