Katrina Vanden Heuvel: 'Wonder Bread' Beck Rally 'Shamed' MLK's Speech
Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel made some truly disgusting remarks on MSNBC Monday.
Chatting with Ed Schultz about Saturday's "One Nation" rally, vanden Heuvel first offered a despicable racial comparison between the makeup of that crowd and the one at the "Restoring Honor" rally in August.
Next, the unapologetic liberal said Glenn Beck and Fox News "shamed Martin Luther King's great speech by appropriating that terrain" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL: But you had some great activists there, and you had this Rainbow Coalition which was such a beautiful departure from the Wonder Bread of Glenn Beck and Fox News which shamed Martin Luther King's great speech by appropriating that terrain.
This is offensive on so many levels it's tough to know where to begin.
Regardless of how many races were in attendance at the "Restoring Honor" rally, vanden Heuvel is saying that "One Nation" was better because it was more ethnically diverse. Is racial makeup now the determining factor of a gathering's success?
Isn't that racist?
As for the shaming of King's speech, what the former civil rights leader would possibly be most embarrassed about was how few people showed up to a rally sponsored by the NAACP as it's a clear indication of just how little influence this organization has today.
He probably also wouldn't have approved of the overtly political, hyper-partisan, divisive tone of "One Nation," unless of course claiming that 40 percent of the country wants discrimination is what King would agree with 45 years after the last Civil Rights Act and roughly 23 months since America elected its first black president.
In fact, the man that dreamed of a day when his children would "live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" might have cringed at vanden Heuvel's "Wonder Bread" remark.
That a longtime editor of a national magazine doesn't understand this is truly astounding.