Congressman Peter King is a nine-term House Representative from New York.
In a speech before the American Legion in upstate in New York, the Republican Congressman called on the media to stop covering Michael Jackson because “this guy was a pervert.”
He went on to say:
He was a child molester. He was a pedophile. And to be giving this much coverage to him day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country. We’re too politically correct. No one wants to stand up and say, ‘We don’t need Michael Jackson.
Who is Peter King? Congressman King is currently serving his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a lifelong resident of New York, and served in local government for many years before becoming a Congressman. He is a graduate of St. Francis College and Notre Dame Law School.
He certainly is not a household name outside of his district, but he is gaining national notoriety for his comments about Michael Jackson.
I say, Amen!
It’s sad that a human life is lost. However, do we need to glorify and pay tribute to someone who was a pedophile? Does the simple act of dying turn someone into a national treasure and make everything he’s done in the past be forgotten?
I’m not saying we should pass judgment on Michael Jackson, but as a country we do not need to act like he’s now an American treasure. It’s silly how many news teams are covering every move by the Jackson family and asking people how much Michael Jackson meant to them.
Frankly, I liked some of his songs, but other than that, I thought he was a very strange man that should not be revered or emulated.
Peter King should be commended for being gutsy enough to call the media out on its coverage of Michael Jackson.