Rep. Peter King Comments On Michael Jackson Prompt Discussion

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.

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2 thoughts on “Rep. Peter King Comments On Michael Jackson Prompt Discussion

  1. Justic says:

    NY Rep Peter King’s has no respect for Michael Jackson or Mr. Jackson’s family. Who wants to hear such comments when you have just lost a loved one regardless of what they may have been accused of. Peter King’s comments of Michael Jackson being a “Pervert, Child Molester and Pedophile” is SLANDER/LIBEL and Peter King should have criminal charges brought against him for making those comments. As a public servant he has no right to make these allegations. I would like to know how his comments serve the people of New York who elected him congressman or this country for that matter. Michael Jackson is dead and is not even in the ground and Peter King has the audacity to make such rude and disrespectful remarks. If it were Elvis Presley he probably wouldn’t have said nothing. Peter King should be focusing more on bring his party together and finding solutions to bring this country out of it’s recession rather than putting his time and energy into the defamation of Michael Jackson who is not even here to defend himself.

    “I know that in the next election he will not be getting my vote!”

  2. SPB says:

    I am going to resist the urge to call this “lawmaker” a pompous jerk..oops.What bothers me is this; what right does this person, who took an oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, have to slander a person who was found innocent in a court of law? If our Congresspeople cannot show respect for our laws, who, exactly will? I am truly no big fan of Michael Jackson, however, he was a mega star, with mega money. He was accused of wrongdoing, tried and acquitted. That should be the end of the story. People like Michael Jackson are falsely accused of things like he was all of the time by money hungry publicity seekers looking to profit from their accusations. It is my understanding that Michael paid settlements to some other people with similar issues. My take is simple, he tried to defend himself once and was convicted, even though acquitted. If he chose not to put himself and his family through that ordeal repeatedly and to pay money to keep himself from having a nervous breakdown over the low lives that went after him, so be it, that was his decision. This is America, the land of innocent until proven guilty in a court of law,someone, anyone, might remind Rep King of that.

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