NEW YORK (AP) - A New York congressman says in a YouTube video
that Michael Jackson was a "pervert."
Rep. Peter King said society is "glorifying" a "low-life"
while ignoring the efforts of teachers, police officers,
firefighters, veterans and volunteers.
Jackson was acquitted of molesting a boy.
In the video, the congressman says the "day in and day out"
coverage of Jackson's death is "too politically correct."
He conceded that Jackson "may have been a good singer" and
"did some dancing."
King is among the possible Republican contenders for the seat
held by Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (JILL'-uh-brand.)
Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine says the family is
preparing for Jackson's funeral and will not dignify King's
statement with a comment.