Fox News: Ferguson Protestors ‘Forgetting MLK’s Message’

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During an interview Thursday with Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, “Fox & Friends” ran text and footage suggesting the protestors in Ferguson, Mo. are “forgetting MLK’s message.”

Fox’s morning crew was interviewing Alveda King, director of outreach at the pro-life organization Priests for Life, and decided to introduce the segment with footage of MLK himself.

“Violence creates many more social problems than it solves,” the civil rights leader said in a clip, as Fox overlayed the words: “Forgetting MLK’s Message, protesters in Missouri turn to violence.”

The interview itself focused on Alveda King’s urging of nonviolence, as well as her criticism of liberal civil rights figures such as Al Sharpton — who gave a press conference Monday with the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday.

“I think this is tragic. We must pray, but we must be peaceful. We must be nonviolent,” she said.

“There doesn’t seem to be a leader to step up, like your uncle and dad did,” host Brian Kilmeade said as he concluded the interview.

Alveda King has appeared on Fox News in the past, for instance arguing that Martin Luther King would have supported pro-life values.

She has also contributed to, penning two op-eds in support of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, as well as one urging the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood. In 2010 King spoke at former Fox host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” in rally in Washington, DC.

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