Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Sr. responds to 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments
Posted on 12/29/2013 11:27:47 AM PST by Hacksaw
Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson, star of A&Es backwoods reality TV show, Duck Dynasty.
In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertsons recent comments about African-Americans, gay people and women to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks bus.
"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law, he said in the release. Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was white privilege.
Jacksons human rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, has demanded meetings with A&E and with Cracker Barrel regarding the two companies treatment of Robertson, who stars in the show as the head of a Louisiana family that makes duck calls.
Jacksons group, along with LGBT group GLAAD and the National Organization for Women, urged A&E to keep Robertson on an indefinite hiatus from the show, which the network started following Robertsons comments criticizing homosexuality in an interview with GQ magazine.
Cracker Barrel removed Duck Dynasty items from its shelves and then put them back Sunday after customers protested, according to a Cracker Barrel news release.
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Please, Jesse, don’t tell feminists, homos and radical blacks not to eat at Cracker Barrel.
Duck Hunters 1, Dick Hunters 0
Apparently, A&E isn’t bothering to return Jesse’s phone calls.
If his phone don’t ring, he’ll know it’s A&E.
Don't hold your breath Jesse, don't hold your breath. Your mau-mauing days are over.
Well, I’ve read that Messy Jesse Jackson issued his broadside, giving A&E 72 hours to respond to him. Nobody seems to have noticed his statement. And I’m sure that he understands that numbers of African American ministers oppose his principles on homosexuality. This man is such a horrible beast.
Who still listens to this racial extortionist?
Is anyone else getting tired of hearing this White Privilege garbage?
Is part of white privilege working hard to support blacks on welfare and food stamps and getting denied promotions and jobs because those jobs and promotions are set asides to match the black quotas for affirmative action?
Is White Privilege having fear to walk the streets where blacks are present?
Is part of white privilege having to listen to CS’er like Jackson and Sharpton as they race bait their way to fame and fortune?
Lighten up Jesse. The 60s are over. America is tired of your old hippie sh*t.
musta been 7c business hours, and due to the Holidays should put it about 10 days behind Robertsons return to A&E.
Not much leverage left.
I would however, love to see Rev. JJ be forced to sit down in a room with the Robertson family and learn a bit about the Bible and Tolerance.
whenever I see Jesse Jackson I have about the same thought : ‘ Will someone please flush the turd’
“CRACKER” Barrel: the offensive name must be changed.
The whole concept of "white privilege" is just an attempt to rationalize minority dysfunction
Damn these Glasses! Keyboards fault. Bush did it.
Hey JJ, you’re irrelevant and a has been.
It’s been my position for years that James Earl Ray shot the wrong guy.
Jesse SHUT UP and GO VISIT YOUR SON IN FEDERAL PRISON!
HIS SIN WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF BLACK PRIVILEDGE!!
Jackson, 48, a South Side Democrat, served in Congress nearly 17 years before he quit last November amid a federal corruption probe. In August he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for looting his campaign fund of $750,000.
Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison
There are people, Jessee Jackson being one and Bill Maher being another, that reduce the IQ to any who listen to them, and are only taken seriously by those whose IQs have been fully reduced.
Now the vegan seamen are piping up
Never heard of him but he sure has invested a lot of time contemplating the finer points of duck sex.
Too late, Jesse.
That train done left the station and de-railed three miles out.
Better luck next time.
“Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was white privilege.
This from a guy who cheated on his wife (fathering an illegitimate daughter) and whose son is in Federal prison. He should clean house first before admonishing others on their morals.
Jackson, Sr. is the biggest piece of horse manure ever dropped on America’s decency.
It's all worn and punched out from constant use since 2008.
Sorry jessah, your day is long over. People aren't buying it any more.
Since when is extortion (race pimpin’ in this case) legal?
Money, my money,that is the only reason Mr. Jackass does anything.
"CRACKER" Barrel: the offensive name must be changed.We call it, "THE HONKEY-BUCKET" in my neck of the woods, even though there are more than just us Honkeys in there each and every time I've gone in.
‘Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson’
I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED! I tell you
America responds to Jesse Jackson, Sr.
“Yawn. Sit down and shut up.”
JJ needs to spend more time with his Love Child too.
A&E? They seem about right for milking.
My first steady job was washing dishes at a Sambo’s.
Jesse Jackass is a racist con man. I hope A and E gave him exactly what he deserves. I hope they just flatly ignored him and give him no publicity, no face time on TV, and no recognition that in any way indicates that he is a legitimate player in this situation. He is a fake christian racist con man.
Let me remind everyone he cheated on his wife clearly showing he has no honesty or honor. No one should believe one word he says of give their trust.
Is it policy not to have comments on stories, or just on the opinion page?
Or is it just "Shakedown" privilege to be protected by limousine liberals when it comes to such obvious corrupt practices?
Phil needs to respond tho these comments:
“There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life,’’ Jesse Jackson said several years ago, ‘’than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — and then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
Jesse the race baiters time is up. Stop giving him a voice.
no joy in Buttville, the mighty jackson has struck out.
Not invited to one of the Sunday morning news programs.
Must not make the cut at MSM...
White privilege == freedom of speech/religion
heh heh, good one.
If he was slapped down when he opened his mouth in the begining we would not have this. They chose to entertain the rabied racebaiter extortionist