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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Comments (221)
  1. Gordon Corey says:

    Which is the truth?

  2. 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.

  3. Vegas Vic says:

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

    Nice reporting, NOT!

  4. 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.”

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

        1. 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.

      2. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. Paintguy says:

    Reese MUST be a Sarah Palin follower-

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. thephilosophyoflife says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Laughingblogger Haha says:

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. Laughingblogger Haha says:

    Cry me a River.

  24. 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”

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Bernie Bouck says:

    MARTIN was only taking after his mentor JACK

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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?

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. Jeb says:

    Now I’m Gonna Get Everyone Riled.

  43. 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.

  44. Hojo says:

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

  45. Dale5 says:

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

  46. 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?

  47. 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?

  48. 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.

  49. james says:

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

  50. 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…

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