Monday, January 17, 2011

Deutsch (MSNBC) And Sharpton - 'Arizona Has Seceded For Not Recognizing MLK Day'

Why let the facts get in the way of a strange sound bite. Arizona has recognized MLK day (which is today), and has for almost two decades. It was not the last to do so.

Video embedded below.

"There’s only one problem with this analysis … it’s flat-out wrong. Arizona began recognizing MLK Day in 1992, after a long battle over adding another paid holiday for government workers in the state. They weren’t even the last state to recognize it; New Hampshire changed Civil Rights Day to MLK Day in 1999. Utah changed Human Rights Day in 2000 to MLK Day, the same year South Carolina made it a paid holiday rather than just a day of remembrance.

So now that the “heated rhetoric” meme has been dismantled, apparently now we have the “Arizona is racist” meme instead on MSNBC, based on total and willful ignorance and a complete failure to bother to do any simple research on the issue.

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