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CBS Confirms Jesse Jackson N-Word Story

August 12, 2008

CBS has confirmed that Jesse Jackson did indeed call Obama the N-word during an off moment in a Fox News interview. Jackson has now apologized and I think people should forgive him:

Fox: Jackson Used N-Word In Off-Air Remarks

CHICAGO (AP) ― Fox News says the Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Now a Fox spokesman says Jackson used the N-word to refer to black people during that taping as he said Obama was talking down to them. Those comments were not aired.

Jackson — who is traveling in Spain — apologized in a statement Wednesday for “hurtful words” but didn’t offer specifics.



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