- The Washington Times - Monday, January 15, 2018

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.”

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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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