In another snippet of conversation released by Fox News Thursday, it was revealed that the Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a television interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Following on the heels of comments during a private conversation which were released last week during a break in “Fox and Friends,” Jackson was caught uttering that Obama was “talking down to black people” and referred to blacks by using the N-word when he said Obama was telling them “how to behave.”
Jackson, now traveling in Spain, apologized in a statement last Wednesay for “hurtful words” but did not offer specifics.
“I am deeply saddened and distressed by the pain and sorrow that I have cauased as a result of my hurtful words. I apologize again to Senator Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, their children as well as to the American public,” Jackson said in a written statement.
“There really is no justificatin for my comments and I hope that the Obama family and the American public will forgive me. I also pray that we, as a nation, can move on to address the real issues that affect the American people.”