The Good Reverend Jesse Jackson made a slight boo-boo on Fox News’ comedy show The O’Reilly Factor this past Sunday by proclaiming that he wanted to “cut [Barack Obama’s] nuts off.” Say what, say huh? Full insanity after the jump.
In yet another clear move to strip the King of Pop of the affectionate sobriquet “Wacko Jacko,” the Good Reverend confides in fellow interviewee, UnitedHealth Group executive Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, while hot mic-ed on a Fox News program, whispering his displeasure with the Senator’s views on faith-based programs and accusing the Democratic Presidential nominee of “talking down to black people.” He then expresses his desire to “cut his nuts off,” eyes glazed over, lower lip bitten in determination to see the task through.
You classless idiot. Even if you don’t agree with Obama on the issue of faith-based initiatives, you don’t make such proclamations while you are mic-ed in enemy territory. What, you think the kind souls at Fox News were just going to let it slide? You think Bill O’Reilly won’t sandbag you by exploiting your little fifteen-second faux pas at least three times during the course of his television program? Dummy.
Of course, now The Good Reverend has realized the shit he’s gotten himself into and issued an apology to Sen. Obama:
“It was very private,” Jackson said, adding that if “any hurt or harm has been caused to his campaign, I apologize.”
Even the Reverend’s own son was ashamed and disgusted by this behavior:
“I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Rev. Jackson’s reckless statements about Sen. Barack Obama,” the younger Jackson said. “His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee — and I believe the next president of the United States — contradict his inspiring and courageous career.”
Since I know many of you want to see the video, check out the YouTube video below, shake your head, and say it with me: “Black people, we must do better.”