Right-Wingers Pounce on Jesse Jackson's Use of the 'N-Word'

More from Fox's 'gotcha' Jesse Jackson tape. Making conservative blogs like Gateway Pundit all too happy.
The ever-industrious and à la mode Gateway Pundit responds to the latest banal revelation from that dumb gotcha-tape that FOX News has been peddling as though it were the 21st Century version of the Richard Wright/James Baldwin feud:
Jesse Jackson: "Barack... He's Telling N*****s How to Behave" ...Jackson says Obama's telling n*****s how to behave. The rest of the Jesse Jackson tape was released today. Not surprisingly, Jesse used the n-word when describing Obama.
But that's just the excitement talking. He links to this TVNewser story, and then quotes the entire story in plain sight, including this line:
Jesse Jackson did use the "N" word. But it was not directed at Barack Obama.
We don't want to be like, "Oh that Gateway Pundit, gee whiz: always jumping up and down all like 'Oh boy! Oh boy! The n-word!' with his finely tuned N-dar pinging, gleefully poking at the asterisk key." But it seems like we just worked through this issue with him, and after a smooth and congenial season in which he huffed and whooped and made stuff up day after day in a race-neutral fashion, now he's back joyously 'n'-hyphening all over the place -- as if he were, you know, unable to freaking help himself.
Sign Up!
Get AlterNet's Daily Newsletter in Your Inbox
+ sign up for additional lists
Select additional lists by selecting the checkboxes below before clicking Subscribe:
Election 2018