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Misquoting MLK to Legitimize Violence

David Catron, The American Spectator

The media ignores facts and includes fictions to conjure up an image of Dr. King as an advocate of violence in the cause of social justice. Among those offended by this mendacious exploitation of King’s words to validate violence is his niece, Alveda King. She writes, “I am saddened yet undaunted that a quote from my Uncle Martin is being taken out of context.… Some people are calling this an endorsement of violence, but nothing could be further from the truth.” This MLK isn’t easy to square with the figure now being portrayed by the media. It’s an election year. They have to stoke as much racial tension as possible.