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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jesse Jackson Shows Hypocrisy By Calling Blacks, Niggers.

Recently Jesse Jackson created a major firestorm with his stated desire to mutilate parts of Barack Obama's anatomy. Fox News held back other remarks that Jackson made, which have now been reported by TVNewser. Jackson called black people niggers.
The TVNewser reports that they have received a partial transcript of remarks made at the same time as Jesse Jackson made his other disparaging remarks about Barack Obama's anatomy and they say they have received confirmation from Fox News Channel representatives saying the transcript is authentic.

The portion shown in the original video was where Jackson had said that Barack Obama was "talking down to black people". What wasn't shown was the remark made after that.

The full remark was, "Barack...he's talking down to black people...telling niggers how to behave."

Bill O'Reilly, went on Shep Smith's show, The Fox Report, and stated that a “weasel" leaked it to the internet, so he will address the topic on his show tonight on O'Reilly's show. He claims they left it out of the original report because the "trashtalk" wasn't aimed at Obama, so they made an editing choice to only include the portion that was aimed at Obama.

This brings back up a situation in 2006 when Michael Richard's, who played Kramer on the popular Seinfeld television comedy show, called members of his audience at a stand up routine, niggers, and Jesse Jackson was very high profile in insisting that the word not be used publicly or privately due to the offensive nature of the word.

In fact, Jackson called for a boycott of all entertainment media that used the word.

Jackson also asked the public not to buy a DVD box set of the seventh season of the TV show “Seinfeld” that was released last week. Richards played wacky neighbor “Kramer” on the show, although Jerry Seinfeld would be hardest hit by a boycott of the DVD.

“Yeah, but he is a Jew,” Jackson said.

Jackson also called on a boycott of all entertainment media that uses the “n-word.” Among the items on Jackson’s blacklist are:

* The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, which includes the character Nigger Jim, a runaway slave
* Blazing Saddles, which featured prominent use of the “n-word”
* Magnum P.I., starring Tom Selleck, a Republican, and featuring John Hillerman, who also appeared in Blazing Saddles
* Redd Fox Uncensored, which included the routine “Colored People”
* Bicentennial Nigger by Richard Pryor, which includes the routine “Mudbone Goes To Hollywood”

Richard's also appeared on Jesse Jackson's radio show "Keep Hope Alive" and apologized as well as made many other appearances and many other apologies. On that program, after Richard apologized, Jackson went on to say, "A simple apology does not deal with the depth of the trauma. The first step is to acknowledge you're wrong. The second step is to be contrite about it, not arrogant. The third is, it takes time to regain or earn trust, and that's where the healing process begins."

Jesse Jackson used the incident with Richard to call on the entertainment industry to ban the n-word, including rap artists that use it in the lyrics, actors and major television and movie studios.

This campaign, led by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton was felt in cities around the country, with s New York city council banning the use of the word in an attempt to eradicate it. The resolution they passed didn't even include the word, they simply referred to it as the "N-Word". From New York straight to Texas, where a Mayor proposed making the punishment for using the word a crime equal to disturbing the peace and punishable by a fine of up to $500.

This brought about tremendous criticism, with Chris Rock, a black comedian telling Reuters in an interview, "What, is there a fine? Am I going to get a ticket? Do judges say, 'Ten years, nigger!' "

Jesse Jackson made this as high profile as possible back in 2006, which brings up the question of hypocrisy.

Is it hypocritical for Jackson to have tried to get movies, books and the entertainment industry, as well as the general public, to ban the use of a word that he, himself, utilizes?

Shep Smith brings up another interesting question in the video at the top of this piece, and that is with the amount of times that Jesse Jackson has appeared on television, it is strange that he would say such things knowing that the microphones are never turned off while attached.

Something to think about.

More from Michelle Malkin on this issue.