By now you have heard.
Certainly the white, mainstream media is rejoicing in the tawdry reporting of what amounts to gossip. 'News' outlets are unequivocally revealing that they are little more than OK! or People magazine; replete in the delight that reporting on the private conversation of Jesse Jackson brings them.
Bill O'Reilly chose to figuratively rape and pillage Rev. Jackson's privacy by running tape gathered through the use of a hidden microphone. It was a devious endeavor, clearly engineered with the support of American intelligence agents. Jackson, unaware that a hidden microphone was engaged --a microphone deviously hidden in plain sight-- was lured into a discussion by a fellow guest. A guest, we might add, who may or may not have been compliant in the unlikely scheme.
Jackson was lured into making derogatory comments insinuating that he would be a proponent of the eunichization of presumptive Presidential election winner Barack Obama.
After becoming aware of the entraptive sting, Jackson issued a formal and genuine apology. An apology that was accepted wholly and with no question asked by Obama.
This should have been the end of the story. If Obama realized the whole thing was a set up and wearily dismissed this mainstream media attempt to fractionalize Negro voters; then why continue with the story?
Obviously, the opportunity to once again entrap Rev. Jackson and possibly take his comments out of context --we will never know the real context, as these tapes may have not been edited-- and ignite a negative media campaign against Rev. Jackson is too difficult a firestorm for the few rational heads in the news business to fan out.
The whole thing is a replay of the ancient 'Hymietown' incident. That fiasco involved remarks Jackson made in confidence to a reporter; never knowing that his feelings about Jews would be reported by the mainstream media!
Perhaps the most unfortunate turn of events in all this is the response of Jackson's own son.
Jackson's comments sparked something of a family feud. His son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., said he was disappointed by his father's "reckless statements."
"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," the younger Jackson said.
It is heartbreaking to see Jackson the younger play into the hands of the mainstream media with his remarks.
Clearly, white America is no longer simply happy trying to destroy Jackson's reputation.
Now, the mission is to destroy his familial relations.
For all the damage being attempted, we are proud to acknowledge that Obama did not take the bait.
Clearly, this is yet another example of his ability to rise above the fray and retain his dignity in the face of controversy. Proving his mettle and fitness for his ordained position as head of the free world.
We are left to wonder:
Just how would John McCain handle a situation in which a possibly un-ordained minister directed malicious intentions toward his dangling manhood?
Jesse can't castrate!