Thursday, April 23, 2015

From The Department of Unforced Errors

How some people on what's left of Liberal Teevee continue to screw thing up for the rest of us.

Here's a fun fact!  The amount which MSNBC's Touré "Touré!" Neblett owed in taxes last year is greater than my total gross income for the last two years.

Here's another fun fact!  The first Fun Fact wouldn't bother me in the slightest, were it not for the additional fact that Touré decided he did not need to pay his taxes last year.

And neither did MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton and Joy-Ann Reid (from [shudder] Politico, citing The National Review [double shudder]):
4 MSNBC hosts plagued by tax debt

It turns out Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry aren't the only MSNBC hosts who have outstanding tax debts.

The National Review reports that Touré Neblett, the co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes more than $59,000 in taxes, according to public records. New York issued a state tax warrant to Neblett and his wife for $46,862.68 in September 2012 and an additional warrant for $12,849.87 six months later.

The National Review also notes that New York last month filed a $4,948.15 tax warrant against former daytime host Joy-Ann Reid and her husband. Reid recently hosted an afternoon program on MSNBC and now serves as managing editor of
First, let me say that Al Sharpton should have been sacked years ago.  

Make me president of MSNBC on a Monday, and by Tuesday at the latest he and Joe Scarborough would be "special correspondents" doing one-minute movie reviews at 2 AM on weekend slot between episodes of "Prison".


That said, I generally like the rest of this bunch and have a great deal of respect for Joy-Ann and MHP.  I really expected better of them, if for no other reason than the existence of actual Liberals on national teevee talking about things that actually matter -- like, say, tax policy and the plight of the dying middle class -- is already such a rare and precarious thing, handing the bad guys a hammer this big is inexcusable.


Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Melissa Harris-Perry? Hmmm, that name rings a bell; lemme check Teh Google...

Oh, yeah.

The same doubleplusgood duckspeaker who recommended that Emmanuel Goldstein--er, Edward Snowden--come home to Oceania, and turn himself over to the tender mercies of the Ministry of Love.

Sweet Holy Haruhi-kami-sama, I LOVE me some karma right now!

bowtiejack said...

Hey, if Romney and his buddies don't have to pay taxes . . .

Habitat Vic said...

Not for nothing, but Neblett's tax bill is from the State of New York. Maximum state income tax rate for single NYC'er is 3.86%. At a minimum, if you owe $59K in taxes you need to have made at least $1.5 million. Maybe several million if your "discrepancy" is $59K.

Like you, Driftglass, I do not have the problem of owing 5-figure STATE tax bills. So I got that going for me.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

BTJack makes a legitimate point. Give Mitt the cell next to Toure.