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07-19-08, 05:08 PM #1
Laugh Factory owner calls out Jesse Jackson after Fox News confirms Jackson used the "n-word" while criticizing Obama during a commercial break
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Michael Richards stunned a nightclub audience two years ago by shouting the N-word at a black patron, Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada was quick to join the Rev. Jesse Jackson in calling for a ban on the word's use.
Now that Jackson has let the word slip out, Masada says he wants the civil rights leader to do what comics do every time they say the word on a Laugh Factory stage - pay a fine.
"Unfortunately, Jesse Jackson has broken his own principles," Masada told The Associated Press on Thursday. "Jesse embraced the notion of fining talent for using such a word and he should be held to his own standards."
Fox News confirmed Thursday that Jackson used the word during a break in a TV interview when he criticized Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Jackson, who is traveling in Spain, apologized in a statement Wednesday for "hurtful words" but didn't offer specifics.
Masada said he fines comics $50 for every time they use the word in their act, and he wants Jackson to pay the same amount, to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
Masada banned use of the word at his nightclubs shortly after Richards' outburst, and although he said several comics still use it in their act, he added that they are quick to pay the fines to charity.
07-19-08, 05:09 PM #2
07-20-08, 02:20 AM #3
07-20-08, 07:00 AM #4
Jesse Jackson only cares about one color and it's green$$$. It's all a sham. Imagine if you will if McCain would have made thoose " hurtful comments". I am sure Obama would eagerly have accepted a McCain apology as he did Jackson's. Right?SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
07-21-08, 06:45 AM #5
Jesse Jackson is this country's biggest threat to black people. Of course he doesn't want Obama to win the election. That means that a black man can succeed in this country, and that's contrary to Jesse's message that the black man is now, and will always be, held "down" by the white man."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
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