Rep. King Calls Jackson Coverage "an Orgy of Glorification"

Olivia Offner
|
Posted: Jul 07, 2009 9:45 AM
Rep. King, who released a video over the weekend criticizing the Michael Jackson coverage, continued his rant against Jackson last night on CBS, calling the media's coverage of Jackson "an orgy of glorification." King, whose previous comments can be seen here, said on Monday:
Yes, he did violate young boys. He did put them in terribly inappropriate positions. And that's a terrible signal to be sending out to society -- that we're somehow condoning that behavior. And you are condoning it when you give him the type of --- when we give him the type of regal coverage! And millions of people fighting to get to this mega-memorial! I mean, this is --- this is wrong!
King's remarks certainly place him in the minority. Rep. Charles Rangel responded to King's remarks, saying:
I'd rather leave it alone. It's unfortunate that it's been said. I hope he's sorry he said it, but talking about it is not going to help or ease the pain that he has caused.
All the major media outlets are currently covering Jackson's star-studded mass memorial, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.