Martin Luther King
On Friday's The Beat show on MSNBC, host Ari Melber gave no pushback and oddly seemed to go along with one of his guests, talk radio host Charlamagne Tha God, when he repeated as fact the conspiracy theory that the FBI was behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination.
On the Martin Luther King Day edition of PBS NewsHour, host Judy Woodruff gave far-left Reverend William Barber a forum to push his anti-poverty agenda in which he claimed that there is so much "voter suppression" that there are fewer voting rights than there were in 1965.
The New York Times shamelessly shoehorned gun control into Martin Luther King’s civil rights legacy by way of Richard Oppel Jr.’s tilted history lesson of the 1960s on Wednesday, “Killing Led, at Last, To Gun Restrictions,” part of the series “King’s Legacy: A Fight for Social Change.” Oppel lamented, in the paper’s alleged news section, that if only America had only been wise enough to pass severe gun restrictions generations ago we wouldn’t have a violence problem today.
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and MSNBC’s Morning Joe decided to commemorate the occasion by bringing on Al Sharpton -- host of the channel’s Sunday morning PoliticsNation show -- to discuss King’s legacy in the era of President Donald Trump. Of course, Sharpton used the occasion to slam the Republican occupant of the White House by asserting that he has created a “racial divide” in America by making “intolerance become vogue again.”
Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created "Negro History Week" in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose February because it coincided with the birthdays of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.
While the Super Bowl had no hint of a national-anthem protest, liberals still found something to be angry about – “cultural appropriation” of two famous black men. Washington Post reporting intern Sonia Rao began: “In 2018, we heard Martin Luther King Jr speak and saw Prince perform during the Supreme Bowl....Both instances sparked immediate backlash online.” NPR implied that somehow you can't find Martin Luther King speeches except in Dodge commercials.
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, liberal comedian and failed Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore made several snide comments about conservatives as he not only cracked that former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was "murdered by a pillow," but he poked fun at the 13 children who were infamously held prisoner and abused by their parents as he likened them to Republicans held hostage by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as "that creepy white couple." He also suggested that those who opposed Martin Luther King Jr. and ultimately murdered him were of the same ilk as Fox News and Republicans as host Bill Maher wondered how they would treat Dr. King if he were alive today.
Defending NBA champion Golden State whipped LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers yet again on Monday, leading to reports that the losing team's clubhouse is in disarray. The day was far from a total loss though because, prior to the game, James returned to his political forum to slam dunk President Trump, much to the joy of his adoring media.
In the episode titled “Islands” that aired on January 15, Dr. Jared Kalu (Chuku Modu), a biracial surgical resident, desperately wants his job back. He was terminated after a physical confrontation with another doctor. Kalu punched the other guy and the hospital fired him. Reasonable enough, right? The only way for Dr. Kalu to get his job back at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, though, is to file suit against the hospital for wrongful termination using racism as the reason.
CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley surfaced on Monday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom to reprise his role as a far-left sycophant. This time, he justified Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake’s comparison of President Trump to Joseph Stalin and channeled Kayne West to blast Trump as someone who doesn’t care about the “plight of people that aren't white.”
To mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CNN.com uncorked a stunningly crazy piece by CNN enterprise writer John Blake about modern day lessons from King such as his supposed status as “an environmental hero” and the need to embrace socialism since “[h]e was a socialist before it was cool.”
On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, as Al Sharpton presided over a discussion of an upcoming march to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the Civil Rights Movement, the MSNBC host fretted that President Donald Trump is "killing the dream" after one of the guests claimed that MLK Jr.'s "dream" had become a "nightmare" for many.