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Jan 15, 2018 7:02 am


When Trump Hatchet-Man Roy Cohn Sued Martin Luther King for Libel

tags: civil rights, McCarthyism, Martin Luther King Jr., Roy Cohn



Believe it or not, Roy Cohn, the slimy lawyer who unintentionally helped make “McCarthyism” American for “smear,” once sued Martin Luther King Jr. … for libel. 

King died with the suit unresolved. Just three weeks after his assassination, Gilligan v. King furthered the liberalization of our libel standards Donald Trump is now attacking. 

Of course, according to mainstream media-mirroring America, a bout pitting America’s smearmeister general, “Citizen Cohn,” against America’s civil rights martyr Dr. King, is as morally lopsided as Donald Trump running against, say, Oprah Winfrey, for president. Yet fair judges took Cohn’s complaint seriously...

Read whole article on The Daily Beast.



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