Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island), who is eyeing a 2010 Senate run, posted a YouTube video in which he rails against the coverage of late music legend Michael Jackson. He says, "Let's knock out the psychobabble. He was a pervert, a child molester; he was a pedophile. And to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country? I just think we're too politically correct."
King gives his remarks outside the American Legion Hall in Wantagh, complaining that teachers, cops, and firefighters rarely get the attention that celebrities do. King said, "I've seen so many good people the last few days, who aren't going to get credit for anything and then I see this guy, who's really a lowlife, and he's being treated like a hero of civilization... No one wants to stand up and say we don't need Michael Jackson. He died, he had some talent, fine. He may have been a good singer, he did some dancing. Bottom line is, would you let your child or grandchild be in the same room with Michael Jackson? What are we glorifying him for?"
We eagerly await the Rev. Al Sharpton's response! In Michael Jackson memorial news, Mariah Carey will be singing "I'll Be There," according to TMZ.