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Newsweek Hits New Low With Photo Of Dead Civil Rights Icon

January 3, 2018

I am proud to stand alongside responsible reporters and credible news operations.  But I am not shy about taking swings at those who betray their responsibility such as what Newsweek has done regarding a civil rights icon.

Newsweek is rightfully taking a pounding for tweeting a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his casket. The photo accompanied a tweet on Monday saying, “Has anyone here seen my old friend Martin?” and linking to a month-old blog post on notable anniversaries of 2018. King’s daughter, Bernice, tweeted: “Why, @Newsweek? Wow.”

What Newsweek did was most inappropriate and unworthy of any news operation.  If one can call Newsweek a news operation.  This is not the first time I have taken Newsweek to task for their actions.

While Newsweek later apologized for their offensive actions one has to ask how did such behavior even enter the mind of employees at Newsweek and how was there not one person who stood up and said STOP?

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