#1 Jesse Jackson apologizes for comments critical of Obama07-09-2008, 04:28 PM
Jesse Jackson apologizes for comments critical of Obama
(CNN) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson issued an apology to Barack Obama Wednesday for criticizing the Illinois senator's recent comments directed toward some members of the black community.
According to Jackson, a Fox News microphone picked up comments he meant to deliver privately that seemed to disparage the presumptive Democratic nominee for appearing to lecture the black community on morality.
"For any harm or hurt that this hot mic private conversation may have caused, I apologize," Jackson said in a statement issued to CNN. "My support for Senator Obama’s campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal. I cherish this redemptive and historical moment."
"My appeal was for the moral content of his message to not only deal with the personal and moral responsibility of black males, but to deal with the collective moral responsibility of government and the public policy which would be a corrective action for the lack of good choices that often led to their irresponsibility," Jackson also said.
07-09-2008, 04:37 PM
Why didn't Jesse tell him all this in spanish. So did The Rev. ever apologize for saying Barry wasn't black enough.
07-09-2008, 06:27 PM
CNN won't play it (says it's too raunchy) but Fox is. WOW!
Daioly Kos is unhappy!
BREAKING: Rev.Jackson:"Cut Obama's Nuts!", attacks Obama. Distressed, says "sorry"
by karpaty lviv
Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 01:24:50 PM PDT
Look like Rev. Jackson got in the hot waters.
Drudge reports that (bolds in the original)
REV. JESSE JACKSON APOLOGIZES TO SEN. BARACK OBAMA FOR 'CRUDE AND HURTFUL COMMENTS' CAUGHT BY OPEN MIC... CNN DESCRIBES AS 'UGLY WORDS,' 'VERY, VERY DISPARAGING'; JACKSON IN 'DEEP DISTRESS'
FOX NEWS IN POSSESSION OF TAPE AND WILL PLAY IN ENTIRETY TONIGHT ON 'O'REILLY', 'HANNITY AND COLMES'This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
07-09-2008, 07:07 PM
Awwwww...the poor widdle KOS Kids. :D
REV. JESSE JACKSON SLAMS OBAMA, WANTS TO 'CUT HIS N**S OUT'
It be soundin like there is no luv lost between Jesse and Osama!!!!May the FORCE be with you!
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07-09-2008, 08:00 PM
Mr. O'Reilly is on !!!!
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!:DMay the FORCE be with you!
07-09-2008, 08:46 PM
Jesse Jackson better look out for a bus headed his way!!
This may be planned to separate O and JJ.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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07-10-2008, 09:42 AM
I wasn't aware that "nuts" was such an incendiary term. It's fairly mild compared to what I sometimes hear on DTV.
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