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Congressman Defends Calling Jackson a "Child Molester"

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) appeared on The O'Reilly Factor Wednesday to reiterate his claim that Michael Jackson was a child molester who shouldn't be lionized.Check out the top moments from Jackson's memorial serviceKing caught fire for his remarks, which ...

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Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) appeared on The O'Reilly Factor Wednesday to reiterate his claim that Michael Jackson was a child molester who shouldn't be lionized.

Check out the top moments from Jackson's memorial service

King caught fire for his remarks, which Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and the NAACP's Hazel Dukes implied were racist.In a self-made video King posted to YouTube, he contrasts the news attention given the death of Jackson (whom he calls a "pervert" and a "lowlife") with the comparative lack of attention given public servants like police officers and firefighters.Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005.

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What do you think? Is the congressman just saying that a "10-day cacophony of glorification," as he calls it, was too much for a man with as complicated a history as Jackson? Or are his remarks offensive and perhaps even outright racist? Watch the videos and decide for yourself.