Monday, July 19, 2010

Beck distorts King's legacy while blaming Sharpton for having "perverted" it.

The moronic Glenn Beck continues to try to co-opt the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., whilst making it clear that he actually doesn't understand what Martin Luther King Jr. believed in.

On the July 16 edition of his Fox News show, Beck claimed that "the movement of the 1960s has been perverted and distorted" by people "like the Reverend Al Sharpton telling people that Martin Luther King's dream was really about redistribution of wealth." Beck aired a video clip of Sharpton, who stated that the "dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house." Beck responded by saying, "I don't remember that. Really?"
Here's what King actually said:
In his book, Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws That Changed America, author Nick Kotz writes that during a 1968 trip to Mississippi, King stated: "It didn't cost the nation one penny to integrate lunch counters" and "[i]t didn't cost the nation one penny to guarantee the right to vote." However, he concluded that "now, we are dealing with issues that cannot be solved without the nation spending billions of dollars -- and undergoing a radical redistribution of economic power."
Every time Beck tries to make out that he is on the same side as Martin Luther King Jr., he only succeeds in showing how little he actually knows about the man.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beck want's to unite on character. A liar and a hypocrite wants to united on character.


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