Al Sharpton, Not Glenn Beck, ‘Hijacked’ MLK’s Legacy

Liberty Alerts, Christopher Goins,

Even though his opponents did not show up, Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie “debated” the Rev. Al Sharpton, National Urban League CEO Mark Morial, and former D.C. congressional delegate Rev. Walter Fauntroy at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on  Monday. Massie had challenged the three to debate their charges that the Tea Party is racist and that Fox News host Glenn Beck somehow “hijacked” the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by staging his “Restoring Honor” rally on Aug. 28, 2010.

“It is Reverend Sharpton and those like him that have hijacked the memory of Dr. King,” Massie said. “It is they who have hijacked the message and the day of Dr. King and his memory and prostituted it as currency for personal gain to promote their agenda.” During the “debate,” moderated by Richard Pollock, Washington editor for Pajamas Media, Pollock directed his questions to the empty seats reserved for no-shows Sharpton, Fauntroy, and Morial. Massie then got the chance to rebut the empty seats, as the debate went on.

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