After the infamous “Hymie Town” comments it seems that Reverend Jessie Jackson would learn to choose his words more wisely. His latest foopah came in the form of what is being referred to as a "careless whisper" berating presidential candidate Barack Obama, who Jackson accused of “talking down” to Black people. “I want to cut his nuts off” was the statement Jackson was overheard saying while waiting to be interviewed by the FOX Network.
He issued an apology, but it was too little, far too late. Why do these media figures think they can get away with saying the most outlandish things and then think that a simple "I'm sorry" will suffice in erasing the offense. Even Jackson's son, Jessie Jackson Jr., who is also a National Chair for Obama's campaign, admonished his father's derogatory declaration in this statement:
"Rev. Jackson is my dad and I'll always love him. He should know how hard that I've worked for the last year and a half as a national co-chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. So, I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric. He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself".