Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jesse Jackson used N-word in off-air remarks

Associated Press reports:
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. READ MORE