Hmmmm… MLK’s Niece Joins Fox News As Contributor
In interestingly shocking news, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, has been signed by Fox News to be a contributor. It seems Fox was impressed with the 64-year-old’s past appearances on the network and will now offer social and cultural commentary across Fox News Channel’s daytime and primetime programming.
“Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans. Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network,” said Roger Ailes, the network chairman, in a statement via Mediaite.
King will fit in the Fox lineup, as she is known for her conservative views. In the past she was a featured speaker for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in 2010, reports The Grio. She also supported Herman Cain’s presidential run, remarking that the Black Republican has proven himself to be a leader. On top of this, she made waves when she charged that many of Black Americans voted for President Obama “based on skin color.” King is also pro-life and she shared her views in an op-ed for the Washington Times calling racism and abortion evil twins. She currently serves as Director of African-American outreach at Priests for Life.
King has also been outspoken about her anti-LGBT views, proclaiming in 1998 that “God hates homosexuality” and comparing gay marriage to genocide in a 2010 speech, reports The Huffington Post. We see why she has found a home at Fox.