Jessie Jackson Implies Fox News is Racist

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It appears that the Democratic presidential contenders are pretty much all agreed that the FOX News Network is biased in favor of the Republican party and, as a result of that perception, the front runners on the Democratic side are avoiding debates and other media events sponsored by FOX. It has gotten so bad that even when FOX collaborated with the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute to co-host a debate (still scheduled for Sept. 23rd), three of the Democratic front runners, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have refused to attend.

Where on earth could the Democratic elite have gotten the idea that FOX was biased against Democrats and liberals; perhaps because there is some truth to that! But according to Jessie Jackson, the self-appointed spokesman for everyone who is not white! (That, by the way is not an ‘accusation’ that Jackson is a racist — his words and actions speak for themselves.) Fox News is also biased against black Americans! Here is what Jessie Jackson said in an interview with ColorOfChange.org:

“I am disappointed by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s partnership with FOX and strongly encourage them to reverse that decision. Why would presidential candidates, or an organization that is supposed to advocate for Black Americans, ever give a stamp of legitimacy to a network that continually marginalizes Black leaders and the Black community? FOX moderating a presidential debate on issues of importance to Black Americans is literally letting the Fox guard the henhouse- Fox should be rejected.”

You can see for yourself that Jackson has once again taken a political issue — based solely on conservative vs. liberal points of view and has ‘played the race card,’ turning it into an issue that keeps him (and the Rev. Sharpton) in the spotlight and, no doubt, in the money.

There can be little doubt that Fox News shows favoritism toward conservative positions any more than there can be doubt that CNN and MSNBC show favoritism toward liberal positions. They are all, at least in my opinion, losers by not reporting straight news without the partisan slant but everyone has their own opinions on every issue and that does not exclude the people who report the news. That, however, does not excuse Jessie Jackson’s blatant racism or his baseless implication that Fox News is just news for ‘white folks.’ Jackson’s charge that Fox “marginalizes Black leaders and the Black community” is true in the sense that they show Jackson as what he is: a racist and an opportunist.

Links:

Associated Press: Democrats, Fox News Channel Lock Horns

The Louisiana Weekly: CBC Institute Gets Blistering Criticism for FOX News Debate

What Bloggers are saying:

Greg Prince’s Blog: Faux news Democrats

Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger: WHO’S AFRAID OF FOX NEWS?

News and commentary by: Whymrhymer can also be found at the Blogger News Network and at The American Chronicle Family of Journals

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5 thoughts on “Jessie Jackson Implies Fox News is Racist

  1. tom rogers

    I came here ready to blast off on the Fox News apologist; instead I find a well reasoned post. DARNIT all to HEEL! Believe it or not, there are many blacks who can see JJ’s true colors. I can only speak on the Chicagoans, but I’m sure there are more elsewhere. Unfortunately, just like with Coulter, blind followers are everywhere.

  2. Tom,

    Glad I couldn’t catch any of the concussion from yor “blast off.”

    I know that fair minded individuals of all races can see through people like Rev. Jackson and I shouldn’t let his ranting get me so upset but I so hope for a world (eventually) where a persons race is just as unimportant as the shape of their head or the color of their eyes that it has become something of an obsession.

    BTW: I’m originally from Chicago. My primary growing-up years were spent in the area they call Burnside, on the south side around 91st and Cottage Grove.

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

    Regards,

    Whym

  3. Good for him!!!
    Surprised CBS let him get away with this even though he’s right.
    AMEN ANDY ROONEY !
    Right on, Andy Rooney!
    Andy Rooney said on “60 Minutes” a few weeks back:

    I don’t think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers.

    The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America.
    Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens… Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.

    Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

    I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason; that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts!
    ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?

    I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.

    I have the right “NOT” to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

    When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.

    I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

    My father and grandfather didn’t die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.

    I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can’t understand the word “freeze” or “stop” in English, see the above lines.

    I don’t think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee sh op, trinket store, or any other business.

    We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.

    I don’t hate the rich I don’t pity the poor.

    I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn’t stop you from watching them.

    I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that’s better, and put your name on the building.

    It doesn’t take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say “NO!”

    I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don’t pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don’t want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

    I am sick of “Political Correctness.” I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be “African-Americans”? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don’t go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and nowhere else.

    And if you don’t like my point of view, tough…

    I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!AMEN!

    I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if I don’t. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having “In God We Trust” on our money and having “God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don’t we just tell the 14% to Shut Up, lay down and BE QUIET!!!

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