CHICAGO – The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.
The longtime civil rights leader already came under fire this month for crude off-air comments he made against Obama in what he thought was a private conversation during a taping of a “Fox & Friends” news show.
In additional comments from that same conversation, first reported by TVNewser, Jackson is reported to have said Obama was “talking down to black people,” and referred to blacks with the N-word when he said Obama was telling them “how to behave.”
Another reason to like Obama, Jesse Jackson hates him. I really don’t understand the talking down to people thing. On the one hand, talking to some people “at their level” is an exercise of idiocy. On the other hand, what the hell has Jackson done in the past 30 years that has been remarkable?
Isn’t this guy supposed to be a reverend? And if he is a ‘civil rights leader’ where are the marches against torture and domestic spying? Where’s the real outrage instead of the limelight stealing kind?
Perhaps something good will come of this and Jackson will get moved off the list of the first person they call when someone drops an n-bomb…mainly because this time its Jackson doing so.
/note: This is also a bullshit “media” story and anyone who spends more than four minutes on it is wasting your time.