Laura Ingraham Cuts Off Civil Rights Leader Celebrating MLK With Gunshot
On Monday, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham railed against the speakers who attended Saturday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963. It comes as no surprise that Ingraham took exception to the rally, which was attended by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Attorney General Eric Holder. She said the goal of the event "was to co-opt the legacy of Martin Luther King into a modern-day liberal agenda."
But also speaking at the event was Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a living Civil Rights legend whose head was smashed by police during Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama in 1965. Ingraham played a clip of Lewis's speech, and thought it would be a good idea to cut off the clip with the sound of a gunshot.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was of course assassinated by James Earl Ray with a sniper rifle in Memphis on April 4, 1968.