Rev. Jesse Jackson's Microphone Blunder About Obama: "I Wanna Cut His Nuts Off"

Rev. Jesse Jackson made what he later described as "crude and hurtful" remarks about Barack Obama while on the set of Fox News on July 6th. Jackson thought he was talking in private, failing to realize that his microphone was live.

Bill O'Reilly later showed the footage on The O'Reilly Factor, prompting Jackson to make an immediate apology to Obama and his campaign. Jackson also restated his commitment to Obama's presidential bid, saying "I have supported Barack's campaign with passion from the very beginning."

Rachel Maddow plays the clips from O'Reilly's show as well as Jackson's apology. Maddow also discusses what this means for Rev. Jesse Jackson and Obama with former communications director for the John Edwards campaign, Chris Kofinis.


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}