Sharpton Speaks Out On King, 2008 Election, Music
January 15, 2007 at 4:47 PM (PT)
REV. AL SHARPTON, a talk show host for RADIO ONE's SYNDICATION ONE, spoke in DAYTONA BEACH and warned against letting celebrations distort the legacy of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. SHARPTON chided the audience of 500-plus, saying they owed a debt to leaders like DR. KING who fought for civil rights.
He targeted PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, adding, “We have a president who sees weapons of mass destruction in IRAQ that were not there, but couldn’t see a hurricane in NEW OELANS that was there.”
In a press conference before the speech, SHARPTON said he is considering another run for president in 2008 to talk about issues such as job training, education and health care. Asked by an air personality for his opinion on the impact that music has on today’s society, SHARPTON replied, “I think it is having a devastating impact. It gives young people a sense that violence is all right and lewd behavior is all right.”