MSNBC's Al Sharpton mentions 'race,' 'racist' 215 times on TV in 2013

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Is MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton obsessed with race? Ya think?

Consider: On his cable TV show “PoliticsNation,” he said “race,” “racism” and “racist” 215 times, according to a tally done by the Media Research Center, which partners with Secrets for our weekly “Mainstream Media Scream.”

On his show last year, Sharpton didn’t just focus on race, racism and slavery when talking politics. According to MRC’s report:

“Sharpton proved his ability to find race in all things — including food and fashion. On Sept. 9, Sharpton invited Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley to discuss racism in fashion. Earlier in the year, on March 8, he turned to food by asking Michael Moss, author of ‘Salt Sugar Fat,’ to digest how the food industry targets consumers by race.”

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.