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DJ Caught In MLK Controversy Speaks Out

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Greeley School Board member said he is getting death threats from people angered by his radio commentary.

Brett Reese has been reading a viewer’s letter critical of Dr. Martin Luther King twice a day on the Greeley radio station 104.7 Pirate Radio.

The station claims to broadcast to 40,000 people per day. With the recent commentary, more people than ever before are paying attention.

Reese is even receiving death threats and carrying a gun.

The commentary is quite controversial. It calls King a sexual degenerate, plagiarist and an America-hating communist. Reese said the commentary was sent by a listener three years ago and he aired it after doing fact-checking.

“All we are doing is airing something that a listener gave us complete with a disclaimer saying we might not even agree with what this guy is saying. We are putting it on the air and people are having a fit,” Reese said.

Reese said that he is not a racist and that he agrees that King was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He maintains that discussing King’s personal life should not be off limits.

Some residents are very unhappy with the decision.

“It’s very disappointing and I know he stands behind the freedom of First Amendment rights and speech, but in this case there’s no tolerance for that in our community,” Greeley resident Mike Johnson said about the broadcasts.

Reese said after a school board member called the local paper, the board voted to condemn the commentary. The school board voted 6-1 Monday night to adopt a statement distancing itself from Reese. Reese voted “no” and then walked out.

“They’re pompous, they’re arrogant. I tell that to them and I’m not afraid to say that kind of stuff on the camera, which is why they want to see me go down,” Reese said.

Reese said that calls to the station are split in half between supporters and opponents. He also said that he has lost advertisers but will continue to run the commentary.

“I believe in journalism and I don’t believe in bowing down to pressure of any kind, ever,” Reese said.

Reese has been reading the letter over the air for the past three years. It went unnoticed until the school board complained. He will continue reading the letter until Martin Luther King Day.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that the radio station described above was the No. 1 rated station in the area, which does not appear to be true after a check of the Arbitron ratings.

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  1. martinez says:

    Seens like comments that are racially oriented. Get rid of Reese if Greeley is not a hick town insensitive to all minorities. He is devisive ethno centric and a racist. Greeley you can have him since he is a sarah palin clone and the answer is not carrying guns and the shoot them up mentality. He is crearting hate crimes indirectly just like Palin. Get rid of bigotry and racism don’t perpetuate and continue on the same white horse that enpowers people with guns.

    1. tonio rocciano says:

      Martinez, wars of all types are fought with weapons not CREAM PUFFS. America is free be cause WE fought for her.. I am a black man black-Apache-Sicilian and I love our fine nation BUT if anyone calls me the ‘N’ word they better be ready to get a serious ass whuppin.

      1. Americana says:

        A negro resorting to crime and violence over namecalling, why am I not surprised.

      2. melee says:

        its called insecurity over one’s skin color and I actually feel sorry for those that have been preprogrammed to react a certain way to a certain word. It really is pathetic.

      3. melee says:

        Only the weak and feeble-minded would let one word bring them to physically hurt another human being, get over yourself, you really arent as important as you think you are, numbskull.

      4. chris says:

        OOOH, look at the big man on the message board mouthing off from a keyboard.

      5. Casey says:

        But black Rappers are exempt, right?

      6. Randy says:

        toni rocciano, there’d be an ass whuppin, but not quite the way you think, I’m sure…

      7. Fred says:

        what a shock, a black guy threatening violence over a word… Ever heard of “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Grow up and stop being a baby. Assault = incarceration, do what you think you must.

      8. Keith says:

        How can you say get rid of bigotry, then call Greely a hick town? Typical hypocrisy that always surrounds these type of reports.

      9. Justa Thought says:

        If you look at all the posts above, you see a clear message. Race relations have definitely not improved in the last 2 years. Why? Because we perceive our president differently today than when he was running for office (or at least those of you who voted for him and don’t keep up with politics do). He couldn’t have gotten elected without the white vote. But say “Small Town Americans are bitter and they cling to their guns, and are religious zealots” and Cambridge police officers acted “stupidly” without a shred of evidence and it’s a slap in the face of the white people who voted for him….and embarrassing. And these are just the remarks he has made after being elected…when people started paying attention. Think he will get the white vote again?

        And one last comment: What’s the difference in saying “the N word” and saying the “N” word. Don’t they mean the same thing?

      10. yank says:

        you think it is OK to harm a person over name calling then you need your azz beat!

      11. Hey says:

        Emma Peel said:

        “DNA testing has TOTALY debunked the Sally Hemings story. It is false, and there are no Jefferson/Hemming children.”

        Bwahahahhahahahaaa

        TOTALLY?

        I don’t have time for you jokers. You got the name : SALLY HEMINGS!

        Look it up yourself. Google it (no wiki). Amazon it. Go to your library, archives or whatever you do. Then you might want to look up Thomas Jefferson’s son MADISON HEMINGS own account of his privileged status as a slave and how all his siblings were let go. Then look up ESTON HEMINGS (DNA). Then you can look up the Montecello’s own website. You’ll find some spin of course, but you’ll get the drift of what their position is. They confirm nor deny but hint towards it high probability.

      12. Yeo-Thomas says:

        Saying things like, “better get ready to get a serious ass whuppin”, shows what a bum you are. You are not talking about coming up behind a little old lady and robbing her with your 9mm. Only little boys come on the internet and say things like that. You did not have to tell us you are black, it shows. Just make sure you do not bite off more than you can chew.

      13. Historyshowsus says:

        And the black community wonders why they have a disproportionate number of their people in jail. Of course you can always blame it on racism.
        Pathetic culture.

      14. TexasPatriot says:

        Hmmmm a fcuking NlGGER threatening to beat up people. How am I not surprised. Go back to the cotton field you degenerate!!

      15. Ken Wright says:

        Tonio I bet you wont put an “ass whuppin” on me buddy. Put your hands on someone over a name calling I dont care what it is where I live and you wont be able to “Whup” anything again.

      16. Damon Smithwick says:

        Seriously, Texas Patriot? You actually resort to using that word? You’re no patriot, but neither is tonio. Someone like you saying “N” to offend is a moron. Rappers are morons for using it too. Someone threatening to use violence over it is a moron too. Instead, he should feel sorry for your feeble mental skills that you have to resort to that type of name calling to play with the big boys. Grow up, the only thing that matters in the 21st century is if you’re stupid or not. Both you and tonio are clearly not going to be designing any rockets soon. You shame the name of Texas.

      17. Tim says:

        I’m with Tonio on this one. Sure, it is someone’s right to use the “N” word. But, it is also Tonio’s right to knock out the lights of whoever said that. Just the same as if I were called a “cracker” or other derogatory term for a white guy – I’d punch their lights out.

        I’m not a violent guy, but anyone who spouts off those kinds of insults to another person should already be prepared for what they’ve got coming to them. Most people say those things out of either arrogant, aggressive ignorance or an invitation to violence. In short, they’re asking for it.

        Why not oblige?:)

      18. YT says:

        So you are black, Apache, and Sicilian and the “N” word (LOL) offends you. So I guess it would be ok if I called you an injun or a greaseball. I think you are a douce bag.

    2. litewerx says:

      Name one hate crime, directly or indirectly that Sarah Palin has incited. Just one a single one. Make it a fact not a talking point rewrite and read your last sentence in front of a mirror.

      1. tonio rocciano says:

        right on litewerx, tell it like it is….bullfrog

    3. Mark says:

      It is true what Reese’s listener says about MLK.

      1. tubaman says:

        it is true what he says about MLK but people don’t want to hear the truth about his Socialist agenda and his womanizing

      2. Mark says:

        Wake up white man.

      3. Jack Kennedy says:

        but ……… uhh …………thats not fair, facts are not relevant if they dont support the liberal agenda …………… besides, only rappers, artists and liberals are allowed freedom of speech ………. not the ignit “real Americans”

    4. s.s. says:

      Hey wait a second I live in Greeley and I sure a heck don’t want him!!!

    5. bob barker says:

      damn you is a ignit

    6. Reason says:

      Minorities believe that if a white guy says something they disagree with its racism or bigotry. Do these same people calling this radio guy a racist or bigot go after rap artists for using the n word, sensationalizing drugs and violence, and degrading women. I think not.

      1. Tim says:

        Because, it is part of their “culture”.

        If David Allen Coe or Johnny Rebel were considered part of, and heralded as, “white” culture, the world would explode.

    7. JohnD says:

      Martinez, your comments are incredably ignorant. You rail against Reese, calling him a racist and then try to trash Palin. What the heck does she have to do with this? If you really want to get rid of racism and bigotry start with your own sick thoughts and comments. You are a despicable person.

      1. Jack Kennedy says:

        martinez is inciting hatred and rage ……….. the next shooting will be on him and his fellow illegals as well as the obama media

    8. aelfheld says:

      Your semi-literate vergiberation rightfully consigns your opinion to the dustbin.

    9. Chris says:

      If you are against ethnocentrism, racism, bigotry, & the “shoot ’em up mentality,” look no further than your nearest “Latino” community instead of pointing your hypocritical finger at “Hicktowns” which are far less numerous in the South-Western U.S. than the former, & i’m sure have far less crime.

    10. Chris says:

      If you are against ethnocentrism, racism, bigotry, & the “shoot ‘em up mentality,” look no further than your nearest “Latino” community instead of pointing your hypocritical finger at “Hicktowns” which are far less numerous in the South-Western U.S. than the former, & i’m sure have far less crime.

    11. regis49 says:

      “He is crearting(sic) hate crimes indirectly just like Palin”

      No, the hate crimes are very direct and their entirety is directed at Reese and Palin by people who do not tolerate freedom of speech. Death threats are hate crimes, so, the only crimes they are “creating” are the ones committed against themselves.

    12. Wilson says:

      Comedy gold! Great parody, Martinez. Thank you. Pitch perfect impersonation of a ignorant turd with no grip on truth or morality. I tip my hat to you, Sir.

    13. KH says:

      Yes, let’s ignore the facts and instead focus on the politically correct.

    14. mark says:

      Uhhh…what? I wish I could better understand this comment, but it seems to have been written by someone who is essentially functionally illiterate.

    15. E. Monaghan says:

      Everyone has a right to speak the truth. If you find that to be racist; then right back at you. YOU my friend are the racist because you have to pull the race card when things don’t go your way. MLK was a violent sexual deviant who had a penchant for having sex with White woman and beating them. This was leaked out by Dr. Abernathy, one of his cronies. Besides all that, he was a plagiarist. MLK should have stayed in his church and left America alone. He was one of many who helped in ruining what was a great nation.
      Things are worse today than ever; so what was accomplished?
      Most White people love their crime free communities and shudder when the likes of “Martinezs” or blacks move in to ruin things. Stay in your communities, keep your stupid fake Kawanzaa, and your fake idols MLK and Malcolm X and leave us alone. We are not interested.

      1. Jack Kennedy says:

        shhhh, dont let the secret out ……………. the secret that there are still a few towns of civility and “real American ideals” left in this country being ruined by liberals/illegals/obama

    16. Dennis Vergason says:

      Seriously??? Acknowledging someones contribution to Civil Rights and then discussing a letter sent to a radio station about that person’s background sounds racist to you, because it’s about a black man? Are you really that shallow of a thinker? Perhaps you should stop trying to continually play the victim and ascribe to the ideals that Dr. King espoused. I wonder when people who think as you do and spew such venom will realize that in fact it is you and people like you that are the true hate mongers and in fact are contributors to violence against your fellow man. It was a law abiding gun owner that held this nutball at bay until police arrived and likely prevented the lose of even more lives. Lastly, this is all about mentally unstable people doing crazy things, not about Sarah Palin or anyone or anything else. In fact the “Crosshairs” poster the wackos on the left point to was originated by a Democrat for campaign use….get a clue

      1. Jack Kennedy says:

        dont waste your time dealing in facts ……….. the liberals dont want to hear it …………. facts dont fit the obama/liberal agenda of killing America

    17. Yeo-Thomas says:

      Maybe we can just get rid of people like you instead. I would rather have ANY American politician to one of your mexican brothers.

    18. Paul S. says:

      The only way racism will be eradicated is if the negro starts acting like a human being. Rather than progenerate without responsibility, act violently at the drop of a hat, live parasitically off of working taxpayer and speaking a language that, quite frankly, nobody can understand, the negro should learn to take responsibility for it’s own actions, not have kids unless it can rasie them properly and maybe even go to school past the 8th grade.

      Then and only then will it be respected and though of as being human. But I’m not betting on that happening anytime soon. The negro would much rather sit around doing nothing, remain ingorant and blame everything on the white man.

      So sad. So very sad. Their biggest complaint is that the shoe fits, they just don’t want to wear it.

    19. SteveO says:

      Seems like Martinez is yet another person who apparently has never picked up a dictionary.

    20. Bill says:

      You are a moron. What does Sarah palin have to do with this. Yoiu are worse than Reese because you only want people who agree with your point of view to have free speech but not anyone else. Hypocrite!

    21. Ron Reale says:

      “He is crearting hate crimes indirectly just like Palin.”
      That about says it all. Palin has never commited a hate crime, except to say something you don’t agree with. (although, you said she crearted one, I don’t know what that is).
      There is nothing racist about the truth.
      MLK was no different then JFK and the Kennedys. Did some public good, (Not much, but some), but disgusting private lives. Ge over it.
      Ron Reale
      realetybytes.com

    22. Frankincese says:

      Or I guess you could CHOOSE not to listen. Why get offended when you can turn it off?

    23. Tater Salad says:

      martinez, hate to burst your little bubble but discussing a “hero” from a personal perspective should be provocative.

      fact 1: king was a renown devient while he was in new orleans setting up the southern baptist alliance.

      fact 2: he changed his name after it was known that his communist sympathies would see the light of day.

      fact 3: just because he was the leader of the civil rights movement does not change fact 1 or 2.

      fact 4: blindly protecting his legacy is perhaps more racist than questioning it.

    24. Biglead says:

      You are just as stupid as your comments.If you do not have anything constructive to say ,get off the post.Your pure leftist sentiment is what is causing the hatred in this country.Your ideology is failing and you have nothing else but to accuse people.Hatred is a terrible thing,but if you must why don’t you go over to MSLSD and I am sure you will find a lot of people there who will join you in mindless hate speech.I suggest before you go on any blog that you learn some tools in grammer and spelling,you are really showing your ignorance!

    25. Tim says:

      Most people who bemoan racism are also the people who are the perpetrators, in my honest opinion. Every redneck or hood rat that I’ve met that’s cried about racism were usually racists themselves, and sometimes even worse that the people they complained about. Every single poverty pimp out there has said things that would have been considered racists had the shoe been on the other foot.

      The people who are not racist choose to either ignore the filth that runs from these people’s mouths, or simply don’t notice it because they have more important things to think about.

      Lastly, people are responsible for their own actions. Regardless of whether or not the words of Palin, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, et al could be considered “hate speech”, they aren’t putting guns or knives in these people hands. Chris Matthews and other left-wing pundits are just as, if not more, inflammatory and arrogant. If the people listening to them are so feeble minded that their speech can provoke them into doing unspeakable acts, then we’ve really got a problem with this country.

      We simply cannot sacrifice free speech because someone’s widdle feelings get hurt or if they’re too angry to come up with a latte-born, pithy, trendy comeback.

      Both sides make me sick and in awe at their pettiness and stupidity at the same time.

    26. former democrat says:

      Are you really as ignorant as your post?
      It isn’t a hate crime to criticize Black people.
      Folks can have opinions that differ from yours…yes even about MLK or the jerk in the White House.
      Read a little about our laws before you make stuff up.

  2. tonio rocciano says:

    I as a black man agree with some of what has been said about king. . He did do some good for lierals. As a 32 year military vet i did not like the idea of allowing black MEN men spat upon and being beaten.

    1. Rick Daniels says:

      Dr. King was a brilliant man. He was also a Republican, which proves it.

      1. Family Guy says:

        Barack the magic negro will fix it.

      2. Matt says:

        I was brought up to beleive their is only one race: the human race. Can’t we all agree that, although flawed as a human being, MLK did a lot of good and that a lot of good was done in his name?

    2. Hey says:

      SO WHAT!? Every man is not perfect and MLK’s good deeds far outweigh his so-called vices. Perhaps Greely and Drudge agrees with what was going on back then in the 60’s. I guess what was going on in the 60’s was much more preferable than MLK’s “communist,” protest. I suspect that this is being done out of pure callousness and racism, rather than anything they claim.

      How come they don’t talk about their sexually deviant, slave owning/rapist founding fathers? How about we have a moment of truth about how Thomas Jefferson raped SALLY HEMINGS and fathered many children outside of his marriage by her. Let’s talk about how Thomas Jefferson hated and oppressed the indians any chance he could. My comment shouldn’t be deleted because everything I said, can be verified..

      1. Whole truth says:

        Please provide some proof of the rapist part.

      2. Mac says:

        “How come they don’t talk about blah blah blah”

        Because that stuff is KNOWN.

        That’s the point here — the material he is reading is (apparently) new information, and the issue is that it’s being suppressed because it isn’t PC to suggest that MLK is anything less than a perfect sainted martyr.

      3. chris says:

        So, as far as you’re concerned, two wrongs make a right? Typical liberal mentality.

      4. Concerned says:

        Hey Hey,

        Please provide historical written credible evidence for your allegation about our founding fathers including Tom Jeffrson.:)
        Just keepin’ it fair.

      5. Concerned says:

        Hey, And please don;t use The History Channel or Wikipaedia as your source citings. Respectfully.

      6. Emma Peel says:

        DNA testing has TOTALY debunked the Sally Hemings story. It is false, and there are no Jefferson/Hemming children. A lie retold over and over does not make it the truth.

        That MLK did a lot of good for the civil right movement and gave his life because of his work is a fact. That he was a plagiarist (on his doctorate thesis) and a serial adulterer is also a fact. One does not negate the other either way.

      7. Ralph john says:

        Sir, Plrease learn our history before you “rant” on the founding fathers.

      8. GUS says:

        Everything that has been said about MLK can and has been verified.MLK was no more a saint than JFK or any other individual.All individuals are flawed. However, even flawed individuals are not all bad or good.The TRUTH will set you free.Some folks just can’t deal with the TRUTH.Get over it, and get a life.

      9. Tim says:

        I would consider a lot of the people in government to be “communist” these days. If we were in the 1950s, a large share of them would be imprisoned. Now, that only happens in my dreams.

        Anyway, if MLK was a communist, big deal. At least he did something that was good that didn’t cost the American people a mint, and truly had the best interests of the country at heart.

        That alone puts him leaps and bounds ahead of the poverty pimps and dillweeds in politics today who claim to fight for “social justice” (code for “I’m going to take something that you worked for from you to give to someone else, and you’re going to like it, otherwise you’re a racist evil man”) and the American people.

    3. Hey says:

      Someone said:

      “We want to know the best about MLK. So why not let alll the information out from the sealed records kept under federal wraps for fifty years?”

      You mean the MLK file kept by arch RACIST and cross dresser J. Edgar Hoover ?

      1. chris says:

        Yes, that one. I think your the RACIST. Well, at least an idiot.

    4. Hey says:

      SO WHAT!? Every man is not perfect and MLK’s good deeds far outweigh his so-called vices. Perhaps Greely and Drudge agrees with what was going on back then in the 60′s. I guess what was going on in the 60′s was much more preferable than MLK’s “communist,” protest. I suspect that this is being done out of pure callousness and racism, rather than anything they claim.

      How come they don’t talk about their sexually deviant, slave owning founding fathers? How about we have a moment of revelation about how Thomas Jefferson “took advantage of” his slave -SALLY HEMINGS- and fathered many children outside of his marriage by her.

      Let’s talk about how Thomas Jefferson hated and oppressed the indians any chance he could.

      1. TheLibertine says:

        “Indians” should be capitalized, you racist!

      2. Emma Peel says:

        A rant is better if based upon facts and well written.. Work on it.

  3. Mike Constitution says:

    What exactly do you mean by saying “get rid of him”?

    1. Jose Bialil says:

      Exactly – Sounds like liberal hate speech to be. He’s trying to incite violence and should now be held accountable.

  4. DenverVet says:

    This man is a jerk for airing this letter. A lot of people look up to Dr. King, black, brown and white. Dr. King was responsible for so many NEEDED changes in our society. I think by airing this letter Brett Reese thought he would get National recognition or a better job somewhere for creating such a horrible subject. I hope it backfires in his face and he loses his job and isn’t offered any other jobs in radio. Why would someone bring this up now, long long after Dr. King got one little day of recognition for his efforts to make the world a better place? Fame, that’s the answer.

    1. chris says:

      I love Dr. King. He died so I could have next Monday off. What a guy!

      1. Randy says:

        LOL that was great!

    2. Real American says:

      ahh yes, the typical American black. You spend half their time acting like ganstas/racists/morons/victims/idiots and then the other half being made at America for recognizing that fact.

  5. james says:

    If it’s true (by and large it is) what’s wrong with discussing it? You’re missing the point. MLK is the only american with a holiday named after him… not the movement, him. We should be able to discuss it. Reese is just doing his job. This sums it up really well.

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=8059

    1. Emma Peel says:

      Totally agree.

    2. Yeo-Thomas says:

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    3. Yeo-Thomas says:

      I agree with you 100% . The time when certain races get a pass for their leaders is OVER !! As far as I am concerned it should have never been allowed. The FACT is king was a bum, much like most of his noisy defenders.

    4. Jack Kennedy says:

      you dont get it ……. anything that is negative in any way for any liberal black is not fair to expose ………… so, you must be racist and not tolerated

  6. Aunt Bee says:

    “Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too.” ~ Heinrich Heine

    http://911essentials.com

  7. Annie says:

    Are the allegations made in this letter incorrect? How many of you actually lived in a city when King and his gang showed up? If you have no personal knowledge of the events that followed, perhaps you should say nothing at all.

    1. W R Smith says:

      I know it for a fact….In Atlanta, his sexual daliances are what kept him from getting elected to the Atlanta City Council and other offices…He was a doomed politcal candidate….couldn’t keep li’l Willie zipped up at all…..a total playboy.

      1. Randy says:

        Which makes him a worthless hypocrite and a hack. No surpirise there.

    2. Emma Peel says:

      “No personal knowledge perhaps you should say nothing at all”!?!?!?!?! If that is your criteria for discussing an issue you must have an extremely limited scope of topics. It is absurd to say one can only discuss that of which one has direct personal knowledge.

      As for the letter…those are all established facts. He was a flawed man but did a lot of good.

      1. james says:

        A certain German back a few years ago had really good roads built in Germany.
        That does not off set the smoke stacks he had built to dispose of dead bodies of several million people, did not make him a great man, at least in my opinion.
        And frankly, some of these loons who are all ways ranting and raving about all the good they have done and are going to do, as they do things like creat hanging trials for someone, see Tawana Bralley in Kingston, New York as on very good example.
        And that dude is screaming to muzzle Rush Limbaugh. The list is long.. And I look at what a so called great leader in power who with a little help from a lot of loons has created more racism and up roar in this great nation than I have seen in the past fifty yearsk, when LBJ and the Republician Party pushed thru the civil rights bill.

      2. Wilson says:

        Well played, James. It was far past time that someone bring up the Nazis. That’s always a sign of erudition. Thank you.

    3. Jack Kennedy says:

      annie ………….. so according to you, you and all of the American blacks can say nothing about slavery

  8. Fromthesouth says:

    I have read and heard the affairs rumors for a while from people involved with the original marches and rights movements. I’m from the area where they occurred. I haven’t heard the other part of the letter. I am pretty sure the affairs are true. Why can’t we openely discuss that side of the man? We hear rumors that Lincoln was gay every 5 years or so. Hell, any rumor that surfaces on conservatives (recently Kelsey Grammar) is immediately reported as fact. I would like to see all sides to Dr. King.
    I think it would paint a more complete portrait of his life, flaws and all.

  9. John C says:

    Not slandar if the facts check turns up true.

    1. American says:

      always slander if the facts show negative toward liberals/blacks/mexicans/illegals

  10. roger spires says:

    There’s nothing new in this. The cause was greater than the man. The man, like all men, was flawed. Most of this was reported by what alternative media existed at the time. He was a lightning rod for change and the mainstream media of the time disregarded the darker side. The same rule was applied to JFK, RFK, et al. The main difference was that the media applied the same rules to both the right and the leftt, unlike today’s mainstream media.

    1. chelsea says:

      Best comment yet.

    2. Brian says:

      I agree.

      It’s appalling how historical figures, including our forefathers, are dragged into the present and judged for things they allegedly did, when they can’t defend themselves.

      I’d rather concentrate on the good that they did.

      Unfortunately, Dr. King’s legacy as been sullied more by the charlatans that slither in his wake (e.g. Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton), than anything he did in his personal life.

    3. waldo says:

      He wasnt perfect. Niether am I or you..great men and women have weakness. We should discuss it and then learn from it. Learning this has disappointed me but it will never undo how great of an AMerican he was. To the elected… the devil seeks even you..
      Great post Roger

  11. uncledan says:

    We want to know the best about MLK. So why not let alll the information out from the sealed records kept under federal wraps for fifty years?

  12. asides says:

    Where did the strange modern idea come from that a person representing something should also be inhuman?

    Martin Luther King was a human. No-one is perfect, even Jesus showed fear, that was sort of the point.

    Why do we put people who do one good thing up on a pedestal as if they were no longer people, no longer human, that just polarizes and breeds a blind faith ignorance about the person. They end up either 100% good or 100% bad. Never just another Joe doing the right thing at the right time.

    Heroes are only heroes despite themselves, not Hollywood caricatures, it’s the ability of themselves and their actions to rise above whatever else they might be that makes them great. For their greatest legacy to outshine all else.

    Simply put, it’s that people are willing to overlook his failings makes Martin Luther King a great man. That’s enough that anyone should feel secure in being able to question and look into his life dispassionately. If his great acts can’t help him rise over those other actions in your eyes then the problem is not Martin Luther King’s, it is yours.

  13. Paul B. says:

    I give this guy credit for having the guts to speak out. We really need to stand down on the racial tension, and not be avoiding difficult subjects, but by airing them. Healing never comes by burying issues. King did a lot of good, but he was deeply flawed. Let’s all take a deep breath and start speaking the truth, one to another, in love.

  14. William Arnicar says:

    Mike Johnson said “I know he stands behind the freedom of First Amendment rights and speech, but in this case there’s no tolerance for that in our community,”
    Holy moly, I’m thinking this might not be the best “commie unity” to live in!
    Mike Johnson, in any position of authority, sends shivers down my spine.

    1. W R Smith says:

      freedom to speak ONLY what I want to hear…. imagine that!

    2. chris says:

      A Democrat resorting to censorship? I’m SHOCKED!

  15. Tyler says:

    It is funny how revisionist history works.. talking about the sexual proclivities of MLK and JFK are Taboo and ‘verbodin’ but talking about the sexual trysts of say Thomas Jefferson w his slave Sally Hemmings, or Bill Clinton’s indiscretions is harmless fun. Complete double standard..

  16. Doug Kinton says:

    I also would like to add that MLK was not a Democrat and most likely voted as a Republican, especially in his early years. His father was most assuredly a Republican, Don’t forget that the South was totally Democratic and had guys such as John Stenis, Strom Thurmond, Eastland, Geo Wallace, etc., running things.

  17. Phil says:

    What Mr. Reese has reported is true. Edgar Hoover kept a file on Dr. King and had Dr. King tailed. It was common knowledge at that time that Dr. King was a womanizer. Bobby Kennedy was not sure that Dr. King was playing straight with the President and as a result had Hoover keep tabs on Dr. King. Whether Dr. King was a plagiarist I cannot speak to this. Was he a communist? Bobby , John and J Edgar were not convinced he was not. This is not easy for some to believe, especially if he was a hero to them. Remember, Dr. King was only a man which opened him to human failures as well to successes.

  18. Glenn says:

    tonio i would never call anyone the “n” word but also I realize not to call other people steroetypical slurs to demean them..I hope you do not call people white boys or rednecks because that too is a slur meant to demean and stereotype people and also is racist..The MEDIA”liberal as it is has no problems with calling people racist names though if they victims are not liberal..They in tv shows and on the news call people rednecks all the time..in movies they have black peoople calling whjite guys white boys and you never hear an uproar..THE PC double sandards of the liberal media are disgusting and what ruly causes raciin the world.The destroy people over mispeak rather then actual HATE but only if you are WHITE..If you are any other color it is acceptable and not racist in the least..even if you call someone cracker or i hate white people as Charles Barkley did years ago..Do you ever hear that mentioned? NOPE..I don’t think you would say stuff like that you sem upstanding and intelligent but i just wanted to express at 3 am in the morning how bigoted and intolerant the liberal media is and how they incite racism and keep it alive in America!! They teach black people to be victims and to hate white boys because well they hate you so you should hate them..Disgusting..Don’t believe the hype,most non liberals are common everyday people that just want to live their lives and get along with everyone else and as long as you are a good guy they would be your friend with no problems no matter whjat the liberal media and schools teach you or any others.!! ok off my half awake soap box rant ..Take care !!

  19. chuckles says:

    I’m 59 years old and lived through that time. It is all true and most people knew it. He portrayed himself as a man of God, but lived like the devil. He was a poor choice to head such a movement, but the other choice was Malcolm X or the Black Panthers. He was effective and less threatening than the others. Civil Rights was coming no matter what. Eisenhower had already sent troops to Arkansas schools and started to desegregate the military.Desegregation was coming anyway. MLK did what was needed and died for the cause, but he was certainly not the best example of a hero. Jackson and Sharpton were running buddies. The FBI knew of his communist leanings, but many back then were in bed with commies. Kerry, Fonda, and many pols and stars back then went to Cuba and N Viet Nam to give aid to the enemy. One, of course, was Mrs. Obama and Frank Marshall Davis. Obama Sr and Dunham met in a Russian language class.

    1. Reader says:

      Best reply yet. Thank you for your accurate and clear perception. I too am of that era, did my part in “fighting for civil rights,” but am so tired of King’s undeserved deification. For whatever “good” he did, unfortunately his self-righteous blowhard demeanor and hypocrisy also seeded further rancor and racism to this day. But it is always hard to hear the reality behind the glorification of one’s “heroes.”

    2. keith says:

      I was not just about segregation! It was about equality. Not allowing people to vote or to have their basic rights. Communist tag was propaganda, do you seriously think blacks would have overthrown this country by starting communism? If so, you are a fool!

  20. Ron Jones says:

    Michael King was a self-admitted Marxist. This is nothing new. However, his premature death at the hands of an FBI patsy insured his apotheosis… and thus the apotheosis of the communist ideology which he supported.

    His sexual trysts aside, King was a hypocrite for claiming he wanted people to be judged on the “content of their character;” while simultaneously advocating for a redistribution of wealth.

    Because of Michael King (aka “Dr” Martin Luther King Jr) even conservatives bow before the throne of Karl Marx, and the ten planks of communism

  21. Rick Daniels says:

    I am curious about 1 thing. He’s been reading this for 3 years? How boring.

  22. sailordude says:

    WHY is he reading it if it’s a music station? Makes NO SENSE!

  23. Wesley Yelsew says:

    So it is okay for Democrats to make the charge that Christopher Columbus committed genocide on Native Americans when he landed in the Americas? He’s long dead, but they still falsely demonize him. He’s got his own holiday too.

  24. melee says:

    How is this any different about teaching in school the moral flaws of our founding fathers? Oh I know why, they actually do that so our children will hold them in disdain… they can’t have any disdain for a leader like MLK Jr. Granted the man did it the right way by advocating a peaceful movement and should that should be what is focused on so that others can see that change can happen without a gunshot.

    1. Darenger says:

      Peaceful? I don’t see what he did that is so “good.” Advocating civil disobedience, breaking the law and getting thrown in jail for a living is not something I consider peaceful.

  25. Ted says:

    there is an off button on the radio

  26. Hank Warren says:

    This is all about limiting Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor free speech, shut down dissent and ban the book “America Deceived II”. Free speech for all.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

  27. bob says:

    I guess that all the women he “Porked” don’t count

  28. Troy McLure says:

    MLK was an adulterer and commie sympthazier. Only those credulous adults and indoctrinated school children “look up” to this sinner. You need to question those “reverends” who proclaim MLK to be a great man. To the Christian, the only great person was Jesus. Yet, these reverends, and AME church members, worship MLK as diety as the Catholics worship Mary as diety.

    Disagree? Lets see how you feel and if you will still worship this adulterer after his FBI files are unsealed. If MLK was such a great man, why did his wife request a federal judge to seal his records for 50 years? Answer that liberal!

  29. Earl says:

    The only person to have been born and lived to help others that did not have skeletons in their closet (so to speak)was my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ALL others fall short of the glory of God.

  30. Tastes Like Chicken says:

    If someone wants to insist on the “Fairness Doctrine,” opposing viewpoints like this will be required. For every commendation saying Dr. King was a good man (I agree), media outlets will be required to have an opposing viewpoint aired. Talk about chaos and a waste of time.

  31. Horse11 says:

    King’s Civil Rights achievements were undeniably tremendous. But to revere him as a man is ludicrous. The guy was a flaming hypocrit. He was a PREACHER who preached the principals of of Christ, but he was a womanizing wifebeater. Martin Luther King Day? Let’s call it National Hypocrit Day. Hey! HOw about a National Jimmy and Tammy Day?!

  32. taboga says:

    When you speak of MLK, you are supposed to praise him. Even if you know nothing about him and couldn’t pick his picture out of a lineup, you’re supposed to say he was a “great man.”

    The sun rises in the east, sets in the west and MLK was a “great man!” Got it?

  33. K-ville man says:

    One more revision of American history by the liberals. The reason that he is off limits is because he is black. If he were white you would have heard more of this years ago.

    Yes this is old news but everyone needs to be willing to listen to truth.

  34. russ in nc says:

    ML King’s adventurous sexual appetites and ugly political views would be little noted if he hadn’t been sainted with a Federal Holy Day. We got rid of George Washington’s Day. We got rid of Abe Lincoln’s Day. Why? Because in America we do not have [political] holy men, saints, gurus or gods. It’s a mistake to worship Dr Rev MLKJ. The only reason we have an MLKJ Day is because of White Guilt. It’s a condescending form of racism. “You blacks need a black hero/god. We whites do not. Here is your hero/god. Now go outside and play.”

  35. Magnum says:

    I distinctly recall a television interview in which Coretta KIng respnded to a question by saying “Martin was man of lusty appetites”

  36. Lee Reilly says:

    Here is a fact heavy article about MLK hosted on American Rennaisance, that right wing “hate group” the Department of homeland security tried to smear after the Giffords shooting.

    http://www.amren.com/ar/2009/01/index.html

    It details that MLK was a:
    Plagiarist
    “Journalist Theodore Pappas, who has also reviewed the collection, found one paper showing “verbatim theft” in 20 of a total of 24 paragraphs.”
    Adulterer
    Marxist
    Racist proponent of collective guilt for all whites — for which they should be punished forever.

    It also shows that MLK was academically untalented, which is why he lifted so much material from the speeches and writing of others. “Mr. Pappas has found that on the Graduate Record Exam, King “scored in the second-lowest quartile in English and vocabulary, in the lowest ten percent in quantitative analysis, and in the lowest third on his advanced test in philosophy.” Approcimately one third of his 343 page thesis was plagiarized. After you take out the extensive quotes by others, the original content was nearly non-existence.

    It’s a sham for him to be called “Dr.” It’s like calling a homeless guy reading the bible on a street corner “Reverend.”

    He was turned into a secular saint by the left and the right went along with it in the interest of racial peace.

  37. The anchorman says:

    Although I admire Dr. King, what Reese read is 100% accurate. Anyone can check the records and see that King was not the angel we wanted him to be. He did many great things and that is how he should be remembered, but his private life was less than stellar and there is nothing wrong with letting people know about it.
    Calling foe Reese to be fired is rediculous and biased as most of those calling for it are probably black.

  38. James A. says:

    Why does the FBI not release Kings file and allow the truth to be spoken? This is the American way,cover-up. Read the book titled “And The Walls Came Tumblin Down” Ralph David Abernethy. He was one of Kings right hand men and he tells some of it. It is like JFK’s family now stopping a film about him on the History Channel.America’s government and its prominent familys are rotten to the core and therefore you no longer get the truth from those in charge or the media. America has become a nation of unknowing fools.

    1. Lee Reilly says:

      It’s the same deal with Obama. His record is one of unimpressive accomplishment, given his opportunities in life. But we aren’t allowed to see his college records, test scores, senior thesis at Columbia, Law School transcript, birth certificate — even though it would clearly show he was born in Hawaii. Obviously there iare things in his record that explode the mythology about this mixed-race political huckster, who has used the MLK model in his rise to political power. Except now instead of the threat of black street violence, which we now have everyday anyway, it ‘s the threat that you will be forever branded a racist which will instantly turn you into a discriminated against, unemployable you-know-what who might even get lynched.

      1. Wilson says:

        Valid points, Lee. We know nothing of our current president. Unbelievable.

  39. Tim Loudmusic says:

    I’m a Black male, 38 years old. MLK jr was a Marxist, an adulterer and did steal some copyrighted work. SO WHAT? Yes, he did some good things but there is no way he should have a National Holiday. Hank Aaron did a lot more things as did Jackie Robinson.

  40. f8te says:

    Anybody who would withhold someones first amendment rights because the subject matter rubs them the wrong way should just move out of the USSA. Although our country is a fading if not dead visage of itself, I still hate it when ignorant people piously demand that a school or town or whatever; ban, fire, convict or persecute a person because they had a problem with that persons speech. Where are you living?
    THE TRUTH FEAR NO INVESTIGATION
    GOOGLE USS LIBERTY

  41. jabusse says:

    seems the DJ has created controversy and increased his listeners.. That is what talk radio is all about.

  42. Brian says:

    Wow, it would appear that freedom of speech only pertains to those who agree with the speech?? We all may not like 100% of everything someone says, however trying to stop their right is not what this country is about. This DJ is simply reading a letter from another, and yet so many simply cannot or refuse to understand that.

  43. sophiaM says:

    why does this page keep refreshing and cutting off the comments?
    It is impossible to read them as they keep being shuttled somewhere and
    there is NO button to go to NEXT comments

    this info on MLK has been available even when he was living
    the controllers of what we are allowed to see in the MSM never
    wanted this to be published till now, ask yourself why.

  44. bob barker says:

    Obviously MLK was a pivotal figure in US history and deserves recognition for what he did, but that does not make him off limits from criticism. He like any person has flaws, and he may be more flawed than most. Yet all across this country he is held up like a god and idolized, just take a count of all the schools, streets and buildings that have been renamed after him. Anyone who says that this factual and accurate criticism towards MLK is racist are themselves racists. Its no different then saying, “You don’t agree with Oboma because you are white and he is black.”

  45. Banderman says:

    Posted in 2008 somewhere in the lame stream media; one thing for certain, Americans have a short and convenient memory.

    “It appears Rep. Charlie Rangel didn’t get the memo from LG David Paterson regarding dialing down the rhetoric in this whole MLK/President Johnson/race debate.

    Appearing tonight on NY1’s “Inside City Hall,” Rangel, dean of the NY delegation and one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent black supporters in her home state, said:

    “How race got into this thing is because Obama said ‘race.’ But there is nothing that Hillary Clinton has said that baffles me. I would challenge anybody to belittle the contribution that Dr. King has made to the world, to our country, to civil rights, and the Voting Rights Act. But for him to suggest that Dr. King could have signed that act is absolutely stupid. It’s absolutely dumb to infer that Doctor King, alone, passed the legislation and signed it into law.”

    Rangel was responding to Obama’s statement Sunday while campaigning in Las Vegas that he was “baffled” by what he called Clinton’s “ill-advised statement (made in New Hampshire on Jan. 7) about Dr. King, suggesting that Lyndon Johnson had more to do with the Civil Rights Act.”

    Obama added: “For them to somehow suggest that we’re interjecting race as a consequence of a statement she made, that we haven’t commented on, is pretty hard to figure out.”

  46. Danlanta says:

    So, it’s OK to spread lies about Sarah Palin AND her children, but NOT OK to spread the truth about MLK’s life? HMMM…….

  47. mat p says:

    nice.. all the racist hicks from Drudge’s link have descended here.. awesome. any of you reverse racist douchbags want to quote from the Mein Kampf bible that you have on your bedside?

    1. Wilson says:

      The sly reference to Mein Kampf was very clever and a real body blow. No one thinks to bring in a Hitler/Nazi reference nowadays while trying to denigrate an opponent. Sadly, it is a devastating tactic that has fallen into disuse. It’s good to see it brought back into play. Very sophisticated. I can see that you must be a extremely well educated person and a cracker jack debater. It’s a honor to share a web site with you, Sir. Please keep the sage analysis coming. Many thanks.

  48. Southbound Jones says:

    This obviously can’t be true. We’ve just learned in the last few days that liberals don’t make death threats. I know because I saw it on the mainstream media.

  49. Gent says:

    Aren’t the Founding Fathers constantly undercut for behavior that was accepted 250 years ago, but is considered taboo now? I am also amazed that the people who think this discussion should be banned can only use ad-hominem attacks to buttress their argument.

  50. Jerry says:

    If you do a factual search you wil find that the “Dr.” MLK actually did plagiarize in his doctoral thesis but was given a “pass” when he should have been rejected and denied. This fact was openly discussed on Boston, Mass. radio
    along with many of the”Dr. MLK’s” other “shortcomings”. These discussions were at the time of the creation of the MLK holiday. As I recall there was virtually no anger about the subject, just agreement on denial. Personally, I saw him up close and he imaged as a little dictator off camera.

  51. timr1271 says:

    I don’t have a problem with this guy airing a controversial letter. Too many people these days view controversy as a negative, damaging thing. Instead, why not view it as a challenge? How about instead of crying about the letter being racial or whatever people started using their brains to fashion an intelligent, opposing argument?
    Oh…wait…nevermind. That would require people to actually use their brains instead of just regurgitating what they hear in some 5-second sound bite or what some pundit on TV or the radio tells them to think…

  52. james says:

    Wonder when they are going to declare a natl. white month?
    And start a group called the White boys Panther party?

  53. Dan says:

    Isn’t this always the problem when practically worship an individual. 99% of the time you are going to find faults with that individual because they are just humans. Dr. King spoke about bring people together and non violent revolution. I think he was a great speaker, and leader for a movement that needed a positive voice. I don’t worship Dr. King and celebrate his Birth, he is not Jesus… I celebrate his idea’s! Do not worship Dr. Kind the man because will always find faults. It’s the idea that brought force change, and hope for millions of people around the world.

  54. Bruno says:

    Isn’t the most important thing here whether the accusations aganist King or true or not?

    If true, shouldn’t people know about it? Reading the letter might help in that regard.

    If false, it’s obviously libelous and wrong.

    But why do people who probably have not researched it at all chime in calling him racist or declaring him a hero?

  55. sceptic says:

    Not to take away from anything that Dr. King accomplished, but he was no angel. If he was such a great guy, why is his FBI file still sealed?

  56. Dale5 says:

    Supot the radio stations sponsors. Stop supporting the TV station’ sponsors who continue to protray white males as idiots in their adds.

  57. Hojo says:

    I salute Marting Luther King, the greatest and most influential Republican in civil rights that has ever lived!

  58. Mireya Ayala says:

    Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. However, he also had a checkered past that has been glossed over by people.

    Dr. King beat his wife…and slapped around prostitutes. He had more affairs than most people can count while serving as a “preacher” or on marches. In fact, the day that he was killed, he had been with TWO women in the very hotel where he was assassinated.

    His “Doctor” moniker came from a dissertation that had been entirely plagiarized. King literally xeroxed copies of someone else’s work (that he found in a library) and acted like he wrote it. In most schools, King’s degrees would have been rescinded. His school made excuses and tried to claim that this was a “cultural norm” for African Americans at the time (to cheat) — which is extremely degrading if you think about it!

    Still, Martin Luther King, Jr., — with all of his obvious flaws — was a capable leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Yes, he had some habits that were questionable and he cheated throughout college. However, he stood up at the right time to make a much-needed impact in this nation.

  59. Jeb says:

    Now I’m Gonna Get Everyone Riled.

  60. Paulee says:

    Just because you broadcast something dosen’t mean you agree with it. You have to take a person’s life in context. MLK may have been all of those things on the broadcast; however, his mission was to secure civill rights for his people, and not just his people, I might add, but for all people. When you look at all he did for the cause of civill rights then you ask yourself or say to yourself, yeah he did some unscrupulous things but in the end, the good that he did far outweighed the bad. Why can’t we look at both sides of a person’s makeup and decide based on his overall charachter, actions, and deeds. We have extremists on both sides but the recent shooting of the Congresswoman leads me to believe that the left is totally intolerant of anything or anybody that disagrees with them and jumps to hysterical conclusions immediately. A very bad sign for their cause.

  61. Otis Pathudknee Eagle says:

    Most everyone has a skeleton or two in their closet, but after a guy is dead who cares what is said about him. Most heroes are just criminals in their own time that ended up on what we consider the right side of the issue after it is over. George Washington had obama look alikes with his slave. He killed politicians in power. He violated the then current laws and commited treason, but since he was white we look the other way? Who cares about MLK, not one of my heroes, and if he is one of yours then that is fine, but don’t get upset because he was also a man.

  62. John Freiheit says:

    MLK was a man, not a god. The things he did in his personal life our none of our businessess to be honest. Even if the information in this letter is true all it shows is that MLK was a very complex man and a human being. The last I checked we do not celebrate MLK for what he did in his personal life, we celebrate him for what he did for the civil rights movement… and most people agree that he made huge leaps and bounds in this area that many before him were not able to. So lets focus on the legacy that MLK left and leave his personal life to him and those involved in it.

  63. BlownfuelCoupe says:

    Learn a lesson from the Asian Community; Work to establish a record of production and accomplishment, then simple words won’t feel so threatening.

  64. jimmy says:

    Give me a break people. I guess I am a sexual deviant too because when I was younger I had sex with several women. They were white. I believe in God. Which one of you are not hypocrites in one way or another?

  65. jamman says:

    Look, what are we really….two decades away from the British devloping the genetic-based DNA specific viruses that will be used to eradicate the blacks and arabs from the face of the earth?

    Why not let them have their silly Holiday to their empty idol. Let them have their dim-witted cliche spewing affirmative-action President. Forty years from now, our economy and social evolution will be rid of these backward low IQ pets for history as they take their place with the Dodo’s and Dinasours.

  66. Harro says:

    I work in radio and if I read everything that some of our listeners send in to the station it would turn your stomach. Having a position in the media, be it a newspaper editor, radio host or tv anchor is a position of responsibility. Someone like Reese, who is educated and is a member of the school board should have the common sense to realize that reading such a letter will be controversial and divisive. Lets say that instead of Dr. King, Reese read letters from Al Qaeda members on 9/11 claiming the holocaust never occured and that 9/11 attacks were dreamed up by George Bush to get the US in Iraq. Such an act would be crazy and irresponsbile yes, but under the First Amendment, Reese would have a right to put such trash on the air.

    1. Marbran says:

      Did Reese give up his 1st Amendment rights when he joined the school board? The 6 who voted against him seem unwilling to acknowledge that one of their heroes is less than perfect. This is why our children today cannot think critically. They are spoon-fed what to think and are not challenged to examine all aspects of an issue or topic.

  67. rebel yale says:

    dr king’s communist leanings were common knowledge in the 50’s and prevented many thoughtful people from supporting racial integration. several years ago a civil rights church lady boasted openly in the louisville courier-journal of having slept with dr king in her yourth. the plagerism was shown a fact years ago. but all of that is really ok. because apparently he never abused dogs.

  68. robert dusel says:

    Unfortunately, black people in America , if judged by the content of their character will be judged as violent, shift-less , ill-tempered, lawless thugs – in the main. Not to say that All of them are that – just that the prison systems, media reports and personal experiences of millions of white Americans – lead to the conclusion that black people are to be avoided and feared.

  69. dave moore says:

    History has been rewritten by people who accuse Thomas Jefferson of fathering a child by one of his slaves. If people can talk about the author of The Declaration of Independence, why can’t the personal life of MLK jr be discussed.

  70. Frank Roman says:

    Reese is entirely correct about Mike King.

    No historical figure should be immune from a good fact check.

    Moreover, the so-called Civil Rights movement has morphed into an anti-white virus with claims to supremacy by its adherents….just as many said it would.

    Hence, death threats are not uncommon in defense of this MLK falsehood.

  71. Anglo Pride says:

    Agreed. Aaron and Robinson were the epitome of class, self-respect, and courage. In their zeal to prove that they had overcome their own racist (or bigoted) feelings the crown was placed on the head of a lesser deserving man. Though I feel the same about Obama – blacks voted for him because he was black, whites because they wanted to once again prove to the world that they weren’t racist or bigots. His political accomplishments (if you can cite any) certainly didn’t merit such a lofty position. Humans are indeed fallible creatures.

  72. D00d forreal says:

    Martinez – your use of the English language conveys (big word) your education level. Let us “Break Down” your comments:
    You write:
    “Seens like comments that are racially oriented.”
    Firstly, you’ve completely misspelled the “seems”, or did you mean to spell it “seens”
    You continue:
    “Get rid of Reese if Greeley is not a hick town insensitive to all minorities.”
    This is a very incoherent(big word) sentence, I really don’t know if you want to get rid of Reese, if Greenly is a hick town…you’re not a very bright person are you.
    More from you:
    “He is devisive ethno centric and a racist. Greeley you can have him since he is a sarah palin clone and the answer is not carrying guns and the shoot them up mentality. He is crearting hate crimes indirectly just like Palin. Get rid of bigotry and racism don’t perpetuate and continue on the same white horse that enpowers people with guns.
    Where do I begin…”devisive” should be divisive, “ethno centric” is actually one word, Ethnocentric. “sarah palin” should be Sarah Palin. “crearting” should be creating, “enpowers” should be empowers.
    You sir/ma’am are a racist. You blame everyone and do not or will not take responsibility(big word). You can have a different opinion and if anyone has an opinion different from you, you and your kind label them racist, bigot, or any other derogatory(big word) name your kind come up with.
    You should be ashamed of your comments, and you probably need some help in writing and spelling, use spell check before you send.
    Big words can be found in a dictionary

  73. AJ says:

    What’s comiical about this martin luther king scam is the majority of Americans don’t “celebrate” it, not care about it. It’s a cheap holiday for the Feds. King was pretty much anti-American. And, you are too if you like him. End of story

    1. Jack Kennedy says:

      ouch ………….. not fair to issue the truthj

  74. Bernie Bouck says:

    MARTIN was only taking after his mentor JACK

  75. Bill Mitchell says:

    Martin King was assassinated because he wanted to unite the Civil Rights Movement with the anti-war movement at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Chicago in the summer of 1968.

    He made that statement at the Palmer House in Chicago and was assassinated the next month.

    The anti-war movement and Civil Rights Movement did not unite consequently and that was the motive and consequence for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    James Earl Ray did not assassinate Martin King, the US Government did.

  76. chicagobob says:

    I think the statistics pretty much speak for our society. Blacks make up 12.8% of the us population but make up the overwhelming prison population. It is obvious we have two different cultures trying to live side by side. Civilized and not civilized. From the US justice bureau. 308000000 people in America. Must be the white mans fault.

    Although African-Americans account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, an estimated 38.9 percent of all prisoners in the United States are black (as of 2005 DOJ data).[31] Blacks were nearly 5 times more likely than whites, nearly 3 times more likely than Hispanics to have been in jail in 2005.[31] Census data for 2000, which included a count of the number and race of all individuals incarcerated in the United States, revealed a dramatic racial disproportion of the incarcerated population in each state: the proportion of blacks in prison populations exceeded the proportion among state residents in every single state.[32] In twenty states, the percent of blacks incarcerated was at least five times greater than their share of resident population.[32] According to DOJ 2009 data, Black non-Hispanic males, with an incarceration rate of 4,749 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents of the same race and gender, were incarcerated at a rate more than 6 times higher than white non-Hispanic males (708 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents) and 2.6 times higher than Hispanic males (1,822 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents). [33]

    1. Historyshowsus says:

      During the 1990 census it was found that my home town of 15k residents had a black population of almost 1000 people compared to the 2 blacks living in my home town when the previous census was taken. I asked my dad, “where?”. He said it was at the state penitentiary which had opened up just after the previous census.

  77. Brian says:

    Google : “Jewish Dominance and Exploitation of the Black Civil Rights Movement”

    Just like they used an Irish name and face on the 19565 Immigration Act

    Google “Jewish Involvement In Shaping American Immigration Policy”

  78. Laughingblogger Haha says:

    Cry me a River.

  79. Darenger says:

    Ever since the so-called civil rights movement led by MLK, crime in America has gone through the roof with no limit in sight. There are no-go areas in all cities across the nation for Whites. The violence in our inner-cities is staggering. Things have gotten so bad that it can be argued even Blacks were better off pre-civil rights.

    Tell me again what was so great and honorable about what this man did?

  80. Lydia says:

    Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should say something. Just as it is a right express yourself, no matter how unappealing it may be, it is also a right to disagree strongly.

    Death threats are inexcusable and should be investigated, but this guy shouldn’t be surprised that people are offended he put out information that is trying to denigrate an American here. As if it has anything at all to do with MLK’s accomplishments.

    A sad representation on our media once again, just chasing after sensationalist news.

    1. Historyshowsus says:

      I see, so the Dixie chicks should not have been surprised when they lost listeners after they said Bush was the worst president ever? Funny how the left tells us that “we shouldn’t be surprised” but then says that repercussions to a lib for opening their stupid yap is viewed as a violation of free speech.
      Liberalism really is a mental disorder.

      1. Lydia says:

        Just as the media are throwing Sarah Palin under the bus for Laughtner shooting those people in AZ, I find it reckless and irresponsible. Whether someone is hurling insults at Bush or Obama, people should be accountable for their actions and the things they say. Once your words are out there, there will be a reaction.

        BTW, I don’t represent the left or liberalism, so save your vitriol for the one or two Chris Mathews viewers out there.

  81. Laughingblogger Haha says:

    Row, row, row your boat
    Gently down the stream.
    Merrily merrily merrily merrily
    Life is but a dream.

  82. Laughingblogger Haha says:

    Moon River, wider than a mile,
    I’m crossing you in style some day.
    Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
    wherever you’re going I’m going your way.
    Two drifters off to see the world.
    There’s such a lot of world to see.
    We’re after the same rainbow’s end–
    waiting ’round the bend,
    my huckleberry friend,
    Moon River and me.

  83. Detter says:

    Once upon a time in front of a FEDERAL JUDGE, a man threatened to kill me. I looked at the FED Judge and asked if he would do something about it.

    The FED Judge asked, are you dead yet? No…well then take the stand and shut up about the “threat” of death.

  84. Historyshowsus says:

    Wow, a lot if ignorant libs on here. Consider this:
    The teachings of MLK have great value to this country as a whole but ignoring his failings just because he is a black man is hypocritical especially when the left has demonized Christopher Columbus for taking slaves IN THE 15TH CENTURY and have even managed to get rid of the holiday in most areas. Oh well, like I didnt know that hypocrisy was the left’s middle name.
    Here is something else to consider:
    Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963: “I have a dream that one day my four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but on the content of their character.”
    Coretta Scott King, 2001: “Today we call you to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. by opposing the attack on affirmative action.”
    On the one hand, Martin Luther King, Jr. insisting that we judge each other only on the content of our character and not our color.
    On the other hand we have his own wife insisting on retaining affirmative action which explicitly judges people on the color of their skin.
    Quite a hypocrisy.

    1. Dave says:

      Historyshowus

      History shows that you don’t know jack! How do you know that MLK is a hypocrite? One thing that is sure, is that MLK’s goal to treat minorities with equal and respect. People like you that saying he’s a hypocrite, are nothing but bladent racists. Now that’s what I called hypocrist

  85. Jake says:

    They keep changing the URLs that link to MLK’s writing at Stanford–wherein it’s easily seen that MLK was a leftist and used a pseudo Christianity to further his social agenda. That he was a womanizer is just fact. A link to an article by a woman who’s researched much of this very well with the Stanford links: http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/king.htm

  86. Beebo says:

    The “N” word devolved from a reference to slaves being unloaded from a slave ship in the Boston harbor. The slaves were from the Niger river area, and so the word generated into the current “N” word.

  87. thephilosophyoflife says:

    This man is a hero. SPEAKING THE TRUTH IS NOT RACISM!

  88. ByteRider says:

    Dr. Martin Luther King was a REPUBLIC [as reported by his own family]

    Dr. Martin Luther King was killed by a liberal, left leaning loony democrat.

    That’s all you folks really need to know.

  89. Patrick says:

    MLK was a communist and a womanizer. He received dubious academic credentials. For this he receives a national holiday and deity status ?

    1. Dave says:

      Poor Patrick. he’s wishing that minorities know their places. No one is perfect; but why you tried to tear the man down when he dead and gone?

  90. chicagobob says:

    W have cultural differences. It does not mean we need to accept each others. Instead of celebrating diversity we need to figure out how to create unity.
    When Michael Vick was caught killing dogs, Jesse Jackson commented that he should not be chastised, because the dog fighting that lead up to these dogs being killed was part of the black culture. That is an un-acceptable comment. What Michael Vick did was an un-civilized act. An act of a savage, that other people do not have to accept.
    If you look at the highest crime citys in the country, Detroit, Flint, Gary, Baltimore, DC, etc they all have one thing in common, they are all predominantly black. Sorry, but I choose not to live near crime. It is not good for my family, my property values, etc.
    No matter how much the media says that we should all get along. No matter how much jackson, Sharpton, etc say the blacks are mistreated it does not change the minds of middle America. Blacks will never be accepted until they can assimilate into a civilized society. People can say what they wish. I can say the world is made of snow, but remember that actions speak louder than words. People cannot demand respect, it is still earned.

  91. Paintguy says:

    Reese MUST be a Sarah Palin follower-

  92. Bob says:

    “… I know he stands behind the freedom of First Amendment rights and speech, but in this case there’s no tolerance for that in our community…”
    ———————
    No tolerance for the First Amendment?

  93. Cogito says:

    Not too surprising. The FBI convinced Attorney General Bobby Kennedy that King was a Communist and a danger to America, and Kennedy bugged Kings phone.

    Wasn’t Bobby a Democrat??? Couldn’t have been. He must have been one of those racist conservative from the party of Amancipation.

  94. Rick says:

    If people knew the truth about Martin L King, there would be no holiday. Trust me. Why do you think Kennedy had the tapes sealed up for 75 years.

    1. Lee Reilly says:

      People do know the truth, yet we have the holiday, anyway, not to mention a two story high Stalinist idol on the National mall made for cheap in China: the Asian sculptor made MLK look biracial, just like Obama.

  95. Dennis D says:

    Support and Embrace the US Constitution and Free Speech. Whether it troubles you to hear bad things about MLK or someone calls Sarah Palin a Bimbo. Don’t let Obama take this right away from the people. Don’t let anyone bring back the Fairness Doctrine.

    1. harryo says:

      I don’t understand the opposition to the Fairness Doctrine. Back in the day TV stations would run editorial, and would give a person 30 seconds to respond. No reason why after Rush and the other talk show hosts do their thing they can’t devote 30 seconds, a minute or even two minutes for someone to express an opposing view, especially since all Americans should have access to the airways. Many people confuse the Fairness Doctrine with the Equal Time concept, something different from the Fairness Doctrine.

      1. Lee Reilly says:

        The fairness doctrine is unnecessary. Democrats have pretty have a lock on print journalism, commercial TV news, and NPR. On cable, they MSNBC. On the internet they have countless blogs like Huffpo and Media Matters. In fact, left wing opinionistas outnumber the right by about 10:1 when you add in all the commentary from lefty academic experts. (Are there any other kinds of academic experts?) The problem is that in the marketplace if ideas, most informed Americans (read older white middle class voters) prefer Fox News and Drudge. The left realizes that in the battle of voices they win on volume and number of emitting noise sources. They want to commingle their dopey commentary with straight fact based coverage or conservative analysis to drive down the ratings, creating an impediment to Americans getting the right of center point of view.

      2. harryo says:

        I don’t know why conservatives are afraid of the fairness doctrine, which would only apply to over the air radio and tv stations. Just as the fairness doctrine would allow liberals an oppertunity to respond to comments on conservative talk radio, it would give conservatives a chance to come on Pacifica, and other liberal station and give their point of view. Regarding the myth of liberal control of the media. …Denver is the home of the Media News Group owned by William Dean Singleton and the naitonwide chain of Examiner publications owned by Phil Anschutz, both Singleton and Anschutz are conservaives. The nation’s largest newspaper, in regards to circulation is the Wall Street Journal published by archconservative Rupert Murdoch. The owners of papers in the nation’s largest cities, the News, Hearst, Tribune, Cox and McClatchy corporations, are not Democrats and in the last three elections, most of their papers endorsed Republicans.. ABC is controlled by Disney, and CBS is owned by Viacom whose CEO donated to both of Bush’s campaigns. And let’s not forget about Fox. NPR bends over to be objective, many people say too much so. On the internet there are just as many conservative sites as liberal. While NPR has affiliates in mostly urban area, FM’s range is limited compared to AM stations where most conservative talk stations talk. On a good night the range powerful AM stations like San Francisco’s KGO can reach to alaska to Cabo San Lucas and to Denver. By contrast the range of the nation’s largest NPR station, San Francisco’s KQED is limited to the general SF Bay Area.
        You say that most informed Americans are older, white and middle classs who prefer Fox News and Drudge. You are ignoring that fact that the world is being shaped by the under 40 generation who have invented Twitter, Facebook, Google to bypass Fox and. Drudge There’s nothing wrong with conservative radio but since the communication act you have many communities where the only talk stations on the dial are conservative, with no balance from the other side. The intent of broadcast indlustry regulators was to provide entertainment and information to all Americans, without the divisions of left/right since while the airways belong to all Americans, not all Americans can own radio/TV stations or be on the air…the fairness doctrine would be a small step in restoring broadcasting to its original concept of providing all americans an opportunity to express their views on the air.

      3. Lee Reilly says:

        Continuation of comment below:

        I’m sorry, Paul Krugman and Robert Reich are shrill imbeciles who I’m going to switch off the moment they come on. And Fox in effect has the fairness doctrine in all its panel discussions, which allow left and right wing pundits interrogate each other.

        The Fairness doctrine may also be unconstitutional in today’s extremely fragmented and diverse media market since in a way it forbids people an important freedom: that of assembly with like-minded people.

    2. Dare says:

      You don’t understand because, as a liberal, you have no idea about free-enterprise and how it lead to us becoming a great country. If their were not people paying taxes, you would not be able to get those food stamps.If liberals want more talk shows, they should support them.

      1. Dare says:

        Obviously this comment was intended for the liberals on this board. The liberal editors obviously don’t want to let me make anyone feel bad about themselves.

      2. harryo says:

        The free enterprise system applies to print publishing. Anyone with the money to pay for newsprint and printing can produce a newspaper to sell to the public. If the free enterprise concept applied to the broadcasting industry, If I had the money, I could start a 100,000 watt radio or TV station tomorrow. I can’t do that because of govt. regulations that prohibits stations from going on the air without FCC authorization, and limiting the power of those stations, to prevent stations from intefering with, and overpowering each other. Because the radio and tv frequencies are limited, the govt. limits how many broadcast licenses are issued, and who can obtain those licenses.

  96. harryo says:

    Wow…all this racist and revisionist history here. Someone said that if we knew the truth about MLK, there would be no holiday. If we knew the truth about any American hero, we would not celebrate any of them. Give me a thousand dollars to hire computer savvy private investigator, I can find embarassing, but true dirt on almost anyone and under the First Amendment I have a right to post or air such info because it is factual and true. As Jesus said, let the one without sin cast the first stone. There are things we all did in high school, college or even recently done in private or around a few people that we would not want broadcast on the radio or posted on the internet. The only reason we don’t have more dirt on most of the 19th and 20th Century American leaders is that the technology was not available to catch folks doing misdeeds, and the media of the time were good ol’ boys who were probably doing the same dirt and looked the other way. We ask why we honor Dr. King? We honor Dr. King because he advocated non-violence to repeal racial discrimination laws, and that was done mostly in a non-violent manner, with the violence being perpetrated by the Klan and White Citizens Council. If not for Dr. King’s non-violence movement, would the battle to repeal racist laws been played out between the Black Panthers & Black Muslims, which advocated violence to change the nation’s race laws, and racist Whites?

  97. Osamas Pajamas says:

    The only relevant question is whether the statements made in the letter are true. MLK was a public figure “with no reasonable expectation of privacy.”

  98. Vegas Vic says:

    So. what is the dj reading?
    Is it true?
    Is it false?

    Nice reporting, NOT!

  99. Dare says:

    There are obviously far more racist black people out there than racist white people. MLK was a great man. He was also a womanizer and a communist. It’s ok to tell the truth. You just aren’t used to it.

  100. Gordon Corey says:

    Which is the truth?

  101. HansJurgen says:

    They still haven’t figured it out – their own people sold them into slavery; they didn’t want them either. So, those who made it to this country as slaves probably had it better than those who were left in African countries. The descendants of slaves here in America have it better than if their “parent slaves” were left in Africa. They should be thankful for what they/we have here in America. Slavery was/is awful, but at least they had 3 meals a day, a cabin, and a safe place to live. In some ways their owners “rescued” them from abuse by taking them in as “workers” and in some cases as family.

    1. ameriKKKasmostwanted says:

      Im sorry but you cannot possibly be talking about the INSTITUTION known as slavery as it took place in the American South. We were worked from sun up to sun down, beaten at will, raped, humiliated, and sold away from parents husbands wives children …you name it. Those who ran away were mamed or castrated. Stop watching Gone With the Wind and pick up the Slave Narratives done by the National Writers Project during the 1930’s

  102. borntobePolitical says:

    My ancestors we one of the 90 families that came to what is now Greeley in the 1870s to found what was known as the Union Colony. They were Quakers escaping religious persecution in the east.

    You may all want to look at the history of the Quakers. They were abolitionists that ran the underground railroad.

    Greeley is a crucible of religious and race freedom. The opposition to this man is racist on its face. We need to stand up to this bigotry and call it what it is reverse racism.

  103. Ernest says:

    Good for Mr Reese. This is how freedom of speech works. Of course many wish to shut you up not disprove your assertions.

  104. nonracist says:

    Another load of intellectuals spouting off ? You make me laugh,forget the Racism,Hatred & Bigotry that holds our world hostage.Unless we JOIN TOGETHER,under one banner,the “Powers That Be”will keep on using the Race card to carry on fragmenting society,whilst concentrating on one world order.
    Stop your bloody bickering,we are all Human Beings first and foremost and we are NOT born with HATE,it is instilled.WAKE TF up.FGreetings & Best Wishes

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