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Laugh Riot: Jesse Jackson Used ‘N-word’

From a deeply disappointed Associated Press:

Fox: Jackson used N-word in crude off-air remarks


CHICAGO (AP) — For decades the Rev. Jesse Jackson has rallied against the use of the N-word — an ethnic slur he has repeatedly told the American public is hateful and degrading. But Fox News confirmed to The Associated Press Wednesday that the longtime civil rights activist used the term in what Jackson thought was a private conversation during a break from a TV interview.

Jackson has already come under fire this month for crude off-air comments he made against presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama that were recorded 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 … telling ‘N-words’ how to behave.”

Fox declined to release the full transcript of the July 6 show and did not air the comments.

Jackson — who was traveling in Spain to attend an interfaith conference on Wednesday — apologized in a statement for “hurtful words” but didn’t offer specifics.

“I am deeply saddened and distressed by the pain and sorrow that I have caused as a result of my hurtful words. I apologize again to Senator Barrack Obama, Michelle Obama, their children as well as to the American public,” Jackson said in a written statement. “There really is no justification for my comments and I hope that the Obama family and the American public will forgive me. I also pray that we, as a nation, can move on to address the real issues that affect the American people.”

A spokeswoman for Jackson’s civil rights organization, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, said she could not confirm that Jackson used the slur.

Oh my sides…

Can’t breathe… for laughing…

Meanwhile, behold the way we were:


Yet another endorsement that will soon be disappeared.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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