Been wondering about the other stuff Jesse Jackson said about Barack Obama during his “hot mic” fiasco last week? The stuff that Fox News held back because, as Bill O’Reilly put it, “We are not out to get Jesse Jackson”?
Well, the Daily Kos tonight passes along what New York radio host James Mtume supposedly said on the air this morning: that (according to Mtume’s “respected source”) Jesse called Sen. Obama a “no-good half-breed nigger.” Or words to that effect.
If this is anywhere close to true, you can bet Fox News will find a way to put this sound bite on the air. Probably this week.
UPDATE (07/16/08): In a letter to Cathy Hughes yesterday, Fox News boss Roger Ailes “categorically den[ied]” that Jesse Jackson called Barack Obama a “half-breed nigger.”
The blog TVNewser reports that Jackson did complain, however, that Obama was “telling niggers how to behave.”