The Rev. Jesse Jackson quickly switched to damage-control mode Wednesday after Fox News picked up a “crude” and “private” comment that Jackson made about Barack Obama when he thought he wasn’t being recorded. Suffice it to say that nobody, especially a person in the public eye, has the luxury of that kind of privacy anymore.
Update 1: Jackson’s offending remark (below), widely reported as too crude to bear repeating by the press, was as follows: “See, Barack [has] been, um, talking down to black people on this faith-based ... I want to cut his nuts off.”
Update 2: And here’s how Lou Dobbs, master of self-parody, “reported” the story: