Publisher Mort Zuckerman, political commentator Pat Buchanan and Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson joined MSNBC’s Carlos Watson to talk about the statements made by Rep. Peter King about Michael Jackson.
King said the media shouldn’t be covering “this low-life”, who is “a pervert, a child molester and a pedophile”, and instead should be focusing on firefighters, the military, police and teachers.
Dyson called the remarks slanderous and perhaps racially tinged. Zuckerman said we should concentrate on the music, while Buchanan said the coverage has been enormously favorable and didn’t believe race was involved in King’s thinking.
Watch the segment, aired Monday (July 6), and King’s video which sparked the discussion below.
Michael Jackson Memorial Ticket Winners Talk With CNN.com
July 7, 2009 – John Hooper and Patty Jo Rutland talked with CNN.com about how lucky they were to get tickets to attend Michael’s Tuesday memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The mother and son will be traveling from San Francisco to attend the proceedings. Video of the interview at Turner.com has since been removed.