From ThinkProgress comes the conversation in which the two were talking about Beck's comments accusing President Obama of being a racist. Then the conversation went on an interesting tangent:
MADISON: He’s not a racist?
BECK: What is he? [...] I’ve talked about this at length, and so I’m going to rehash it all. I’ve already said stupid comment, off the top of head. And I said just the other day, an ignorant comment. Now that I really understand how he grew up, where he grew up, what his influences were — it’s more of a liberation theology, a kind of attitude he has. That I immediately interpreted — because I didn’t understand him. His attitude is more of, like Bill Ayers — that America is an oppressor. And I just disagree with that.
MADISON: You do not believe President Obama is a racist?
BECK: I’ve said this before.
MADISON: A mistake? Was that a mistake?
BECK: Absolutely it was. And I’ve said that before. I misunderstood — this I just said the other day — I misunderstood his philosophy and his theology, which is liberation theology.
MADISON: Which was King’s philosophy. Big time.
BECK: Didn’t know that. I’ll talk to Alveda today about it.
MADISON: Oh, talk to his father. You know who you should talk to? Talk to Walter Faunteroy. Rev. Walter Faunteroy, who grew up with King. That was his philosophy — it was the theological philosophy of social justice.
BECK: Right. I am not a fan of social justice.
MADISON: That’s where we really part. I’m a big fan of social justice.
And THAT, my friends is what we should remember about today's rally. Beck, the man who has placed himself in the footsteps of King, who has implied that he and others like him will "reclaim" the civil rights movement doesn't know a damn thing about King's philosophy.
Beck is so clueless that in order to learn more about King, he is consulting a woman who has no knowledge of anything regarding MLK, who wasn't even present at the 1963 March on Washington, whose link to MLK doesn't lie in working with him, marching with him, or consulting with him, but that only that she is his niece.
And that, my friends is the essence of Glenn Beck's hucksterism. I can't wait to see if and how he can spin his way out of this one.
Alveda's scheme? Reap off of MLK's dream
Alveda King's attempted claiming of the MLK legacy is sad