Wednesday, July 08, 2009

About Those Peter King Comments

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) had some intriguing comments about the absolute media meltdown over the death of Michael Jackson:

A New York congressman says Michael Jackson was a "pervert" and calls on society to stop "glorifying" the late entertainer in a YouTube video.

Rep. Peter King said Jackson -- whom he called a "low-life" -- is being glorified in the days after his death while society ignores the efforts, of teachers, police officers, firefighters and veterans. In the two-minute video, King claims the "day in and day out" coverage of Jackson's death is "too politically correct."

"Let's knock out the psychobabble," King said in the video taped outside an American Legion Hall on New York's Long Island. "He was a pervert, a child molester; he was a pedophile. And to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country? I just think we're too politically correct."
Yesterday we were force-fed coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service. We couldn't avoid Al Sharpton eulogizing Jackson or the medias fawning tribute.

Let's be honest here; the man was a freak. He was a talented black man who opted to become a white man through surgery. He had a strange habit of taking in families with young kids and sleeping with those kids. It was never proven that anything untoward happened and even if nothing did, that's just plain weird.

King was on the mark with his comments IMHO and it's about time America gets our priorities straight. Seven young men died in a war that even Obama considers just. They died defending freedom and fighting those who attacked us. Jackson died from an apparent drug overdose after living a life of insane luxury in which he practiced some very odd habits.

We, as a culture, glorify those who least deserve it. Jackson had talent but he also did things that, were he not famous, would have been immoral at best and illegal at worst. Imagine if the dude down the street asked for a sleepover with your kids. Now imagine if he looked like Michael Jackson.

I support those who deserve my support. The firemen, cops and and military men and women who protect the freedoms that allow a man like Michael Jackson to live his life and die as he did. They've earned my support and Rep. King was stating was should be crystal clear to anyone who gets their news from a source other than MTV or TMZ. Even the grief of a mother gets downplayed to focus on Jackson coverage.

Video below:

1 comment:

Alex said...

A national study found that 60% of Americans feel that King's comments went too far, but 43% of people do agree with his comments.