While Grant was at the station, according to the media watchdog FAIR, he"prayed" for Magic Johnson to "go into full-blown AIDS" and lambasted Martin Luther King Jr. as "this bum, this womanizer, this liar, this fake, this phony," and that "slimeball."
On April 24, 20 days after the 30th anniversary of King's assassination, McCall appeared on WOR, which now airs Grant's show, heaping effusive praise on Grant while courting his "very faithful following out there." Sharpton, who led the campaign to get Grant fired from WABC, and has declined an invitation to appear on his current show, vows he won't be caught in McCall's contradictions.
"I'm not going to do it!" he emphasizes. "Despite my differences with Khallid Muhammad, despite my differences with some of the revolutionaries, I refuse to co-sign Giuliani's quashing of legitimate black dissent."