CNN Declares: MLK Was a ‘Socialist Before It Was Cool’

CNN sparked a backlash on social media Monday when it claimed Martin Luther King Jr. was a “socialist before it was cool.”

In a tweet commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the cable network also said the civil rights pioneer was an “environmental hero.”

In a tweet commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the cable network also said the civil rights pioneer was an “environmental hero.”

– He’s an environmental hero

– He was a socialist before it was cool

– He never let a political disagreement turn nasty

Many Americans have turned MLK into a safe holiday mascot, but some say King still speaks in ways that go beyond civil rights http://cnn.it/2DyooSM 

      Users on social media mocked CNN for implying that socialism is “cool” and accused the network of lumping modern-day progressive causes in with King’s civil rights advocacy.
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