Here’s an idea for all you famous people and pundits out there: If you are attached to a microphone, do not talk sh*t about anyone – especially the Democratic nominee for president. Otherwise you’ll end up like Jesse Jackson today, backpedaling on comments he made about Barack Obama while appearing of Fox News a few days ago. In a moment of down time, Jackson whispered to the guy next to him, “Barack’s been talking down to black people…I want to cut his nuts off.” Turns out his mic was on and the awesome investigative journalists at Fox News are having a grand ol’ time airing the thing all over their channel.
Jackson apologized, of course, because he’s gotta save face somehow. Obama accepted, and so now we can all just move on, right? Wrong. The media frenzy continues, thanks in part to a statement released by Jesse’s new number one critic – his son. “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,” said Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Ahhh – nothing like a little family feud to spice things up. If we were Junior we’d watch our balls – er – back. [AP]