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CORE to Honor KARL ROVE on Martin Luther King Day

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(from the Open Newswire): "Karl Rove will be honored by CORE, as part of their Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, in NYC this Monday.

"CORE sees Karl Rove as a champion of civil rights apparently, and is honoring him along with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug. Somehow, this addition of Karl Rove does not seem to fit the true character of Dr. King. The same man who oversaw the voter disenfranchisment of black voters in Florida and Ohio is being honored by a civil rights group. You can call CORE's National Chairman, Roy Innis, at (212) 598-4000 or e-mail him at corenyc (at) aol.com. And if anyone wants to head on over to the reception to greet Mr. Rove, it'll be held at the New York Hilton Hotel & Towers 53rd Street & Avenue of the Americas."

According to GMWatch, while CORE began as a pioneering civil rights organization in the 1940's, in the 1970's it was taken over by Roy Innis and moved sharply to the Republican right.

Past invitees to the CORE King Day celebration include Rudy Giuliani, Austrian anti-semite Jorg Haider, Bob Barr, and right-wing radio host Bob Grant, who called Martin Luther King a "scumbag" on his radio show.One People's Project article on the honoring of Karl Rove on King day.
CORE sees Karl Rove as a champion of civil rights apparently, and is honoring him along with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug. Somehow, this addition of Karl Rove does not seem to fit the true character of Dr. King. The same man who oversaw the voter disenfranchisment of black voters in Florida and Ohio is being honored by a civil rights group. You can call CORE's National Chairman, Roy Innis, at (212) 598-4000 or e-mail him at corenyc (at) aol.com. And if anyone wants to head on over to the reception to greet Mr. Rove, it'll be held at the New York Hilton Hotel & Towers 53rd Street & Avenue of the Americas.

Perhaps CORE sees this as an opportunity to see how many times Dr. King would turn in his grave.
See also:
http://www.core-online.org/events/current_mlk.htm


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