In my last post I noted the reporting of Jesse Jackson’s not-so-private remarks made on the set of FoxNews.
One of the things that Americans of all political colors are generally united against is censorship of any kind, primarily due to the cultural significance of the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I wondering if my aversion to censorship in Jamaica is a result of this influence.
Interestingly enough, FoxNews bleeped out the Jesse Jackson quote in their recent scoop on what the civil-rights leader said about Sen. Obama; which I think was an attempt to make the quote appear that much more controversial by seeming especially profane. Many other news outlets handled Jackson’s remarks in a similar way, refusing to print the whole quote unedited or to broadcast the words without modification.
Let’s link to a summary of public reaction and the criticism from others in the media about the overall treatment of Jackson’s comments.
And on YouTube, watch this video up to 1:20 to see the mockery which FoxNews comes in for.