Notably Quotable: “Has the FBI ever apologized to…”

“Has the FBI ever apologized to King’s family for wiretapping King, blackmailing him, and trying to get him to commit suicide?”

— David Corn, ‘Sit This One Out’: FBI Slammed for Social Media Shoutout to Martin Luther King Jr.


“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism.”

— Martin Luther King, comments to Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) board on March 30, 1967.


“Let us do more than honor and remember Dr. King. Let us be faithful to his revolutionary spirit and his call for a ‘radical revolution of values.'”

— Bernie Sanders, MLK Day tweet.


“I think that the current environment that is being created and has been created in his [Trump’s] tenure definitely adds to my feelings of wanting to support individuals who are not being supported. I really feel like our country is not serving the needs of all its inhabitants … so many humans right now that are not being given the respect and the rights that they deserve.”

— Kelly Holstine, When A Teacher Of The Year Takes A Knee In Front of President Trump


“Parents and grandparents, secure your firearms! Everyone, hug your loved ones tight. And remember love, not hate, will heal broken individuals and families.”

— Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Boy kills four and wounds one in Utah’s worst mass shooting since 2007


“The White House was so broken. There was no process. Ideas would come to the president in a no-process method. Half-baked ideas come in to him. God knows how. It was totally disorganised. To this day, no one is in charge at the White House. No one.”

— Former member of Trump administration, ‘Why haven’t you shut down the border?’: Inside Trump’s White House


“The split decision between Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren makes literal the feeling in the air that the Times‘s endorsement directs no one’s vote. In this case, it’d be impossible to vote for the Times‘s slate without casting two ballots. The value of a Times endorsement, perhaps, redounds solely to the Times, reflecting its vision of itself and how it wants to be seen.”

— Daniel D’Addario, The New York Times’ Made-for-TV Endorsement Missed the Mark


“The language of the NYT endorsement is so violent, just casually endorsing brutal wars and countless human deaths in the borderlands and more deaths at the hands of a ruthless healthcare industry—without even giving these things mention, all while claiming the mantle of civility.”

— Sarah Lazare, ‘Love letter to capitalism and war’: Progressive scorn follows New York Times endorsement


“Who gives a shit who the NYT editorial page endorses? Does it affect even a non-trivial number of votes? Seriously doubt it.”

— Glenn Greenwald (1/20/20)