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.Two apologies in one week? Caught using the n-word on tape? This from the same man who refused to accept apologies from Don Imus and Michael Richards when they racially derogatory remarks not too long back? Jesse's done now or at least he should be. Even his most loyal minions can't possibly save face in light of his latest bout of sheer stupidity, caught out there again by Bill O'Reilly. Some might say that Jesse is the gift that keeps on giving these days, but conservatives have long exposed Jesse Jackson as an overrated, race-baiting, con artist. It's only now that he's haphazardly allowed his utter jealousy at the new kid on the block to be heard by all the world that black liberals are finally seeing the light. Either way, it's long past time for Jesse to exit the stage . . . for good. because for all his supposed spiritual and moral leadership over the years, the good reverends rules always seem to change when it comes to his own transgressions. What a disgrace.
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."
Though a Fox spokesman confirmed the TVNewer's account to The Associated Press, the network declined to release the full transcript of the July 6 show and did not air the comments. Jackson — who is traveling in Spain — apologized in a statement Wednesday for "hurtful words" but didn't offer specifics.