“Some say,” some said

Death of the Media

From CNN, writing on Martin Luther King:

As the nation celebrates King’s national holiday Monday, a new battle has erupted over his legacy. Some conservatives are saying it’s time for them to reclaim the legacy of King, whose message of self-help, patriotism and a colorblind America, they say, was “fundamentally conservative.”

But those who marched with King and studied his work say that notion is absurd. The political class that once opposed King, they argue, is now trying to distort his message.

Pretty hard hitting stuff there, fellas. If you have no premise for your story, just make one up. I think they teach this in Punditry 101.

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0 Responses to “Some say,” some said

  1. the match says:

    “Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.”
    said no conservative, ever.


  2. The match says:

    Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary
    Said no conservative, ever.


  3. The match says:

    “And one day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.”
    said no conservative, ever.


  4. When conservatives try that “Rock the Casbah” had a conservative message, it’s just ludicrous. When they claim that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a conservative message, it’s monstrous.

    In 1964, National Review characterized the civil rights movement as a “negro revolt”. They can’t reclaim MLK, they never had a claim on him.



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