- 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.”

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.

• Bradford Richardson can be reached at brichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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