Unfortunately, as I’ve noted here before, Al Sharpton remains a powerful voice in the national dialog on race, abetted and given a platform by his enablers in the press who continue to treat him as a legitimate spokesman rather than the cynical race-monger he really is. His rhetorical specialty is pouring gas on whatever racially-charged fires he can fan into life. But words have consequences, and the question in the light of this piece from the Orlando Sentinel is – is he as good at calming down his ad-hoc congregation down as he is at inflaming them? Will he even try? Is there a point at which the folks at NBC will make the obvious connection between his words and these brutal attacks? Will it shame them into firing him? You may look in vain for national reporting on these incidents, but given the ubiquitous cellphones and the ease of broadcasting via YouTube, they’ll certainly go viral. At some point, even NBC has to say “enough”.