Thursday, August 23, 2007

Not a Brainstem: Al Sharpton

Alex Johnson, the author of the MSNBC article I quoted in the my Brainstem post about Al Sharpton, commented that the blog entry attributed to Rev. Sharpton is really a is what he wrote:


This is Alex Johnson, the author of the MSNBC story. Just for the record, I have determined that the Sharpton "blog" entry is a hoax and have issued a correction. I'd hate to see Mr. Sharpton get slammed for something he didn't actually say.

Alex Johnson

And here is the correction on

An earlier version of this article quoted from a blog entry purportedly by the Rev. Al Sharpton. has determined that the blog is a hoax. In July, Sharpton signed a letter with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals condemning dogfighting, saying: “Dogfighting is unacceptable. Hurting animals for human leasure or gain is despicable. Cruelty is just plain wrong.”

For the record: Al Sharpton is not a brainstem and thanks to Alex for the correction.