July 16, 2008

Who will stand up and protest?

What wasn't aired when Jesse Jackson made disparaging comments about Barack Obama:

TVNewser has been sent the transcript of what Jesse Jackson said Sunday morning July 6, as he prepared for an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend. Below is the partial transcript we received in our tips box, and confirmed to be authentic by Fox News Channel representatives.

Barack...he's talking down to black people...telling ns how to behave.

So, yes. Jesse Jackson did use the "N" word. But it was not directed at Barack Obama. Fox News and Bill O'Reilly have maintained there was more on the tape, but that the un-aired portion was not relevant to the issue at hand: about whether Obama was "talking down" to the black community. (Link.)

I'm not quote certain if the third sentence in the second paragraph makes sense -- Jackson wasn't directing his comments at Obama? Who, then? Nevertheless, Jackson used the "N" word in a demeaning and disparaging way. There's no doubt about it (if the story is accurate).

And the other big story out of this is the fact that the dastardly Fox News Channel DID NOT reveal this very interesting tidbit right at the onset! Now, why would they do that? Do you think CNN, CBS or MSNBC (cheeyeah, right) would put a lid on it if George Bush saying something like that?

UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune has more on this.

Posted by Hube at July 16, 2008 05:10 PM | TrackBack

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