Is Mandela on record as being a member of the Communist party or endorsed communistic politics? Or, is it just another FOXNews "slander," attempt?
If Mandela is not a communist, Sharpton does have a point.
Sharpton/MSNBC clearly sliced and diced O'Reilly's statements. But, on the other hand, FOXNews is known for doing the same.
The definition of slander:
Definition of slander (n)
slan·der[ slándər ]
saying of something false and damaging: the act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody's reputation
false and damaging statement: a false and malicious statement that damages somebody's reputation
utter slander against somebody: to make a false and malicious oral statement about somebody
If Mandela was an undisputed communist, Bill O'Reilly has every right to say he was. If not, O'Reilly slandered Mandela. (At least to the people who consider communism to be an evil bad thing.)
Did Sharpton slander O'Reilly? Just watching the two videos, by definition, I can't locate where he did. He mostly just voiced his usual muckraking ignorant opinion.
They both get whatever they deserve in my opinion. They both are spinmeisters of the Nth degree.
I wouldn't put an ounce of belief on anything that comes out of either of their mouths.