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Manufacturing Outrage
by Lee

Having run out of pointless incidents to whip up into racial infernos, America’s most prominent racial arsonist has branched out into shaking down cable networks.

Now Jesse Jackson is involved in trying to convince ESPN that its 50-state tour of sporting events should include a stop in the nation’s capital.

The activist and former presidential candidate says it’s insulting that the cable network left D.C. out when it came up with its plans. Jackson says he’ll go to the network’s Connecticut headquarters if they don’t change their tune.

He also might picket the ESPN Zone bar in the city that’s home to the Nationals, Wizards, Mystics, United and Capitals. Plus there’s the Redskins, if you want to figure Landover into the mix.

The network says it’ll mention D.C. when broadcasting from Virginia and Maryland.

This is how he shakes down corporations.  He finds any angle he can, no matter how weak, to protest.  Then he goes to the corporation and threatens to stage a huge public protest.  Of course, he’ll gladly halt the protest plans if the corporation (a) concedes to his demands, and (b) gives his Rainbow/PUSH coalition a huge “voluntary donation.”

When the mafia does this the government calls it extortion and prosecutes the offender.  When Je$$e Jack$on does it he gets a free pass.  Why?  Because any attempt by the GOP to audit him and expose his methods will make him a martyr against the racist Republican hate machine, and the Democrats play suck-boy to him because they need him to shuck and jive and get blacks to go and vote for them.  Jesse knows this, and thus he operates above the law.

Posted by Lee on 07/28/05 at 06:41 PM (Discuss this in the forums)


Posted by on 07/28/05 at 09:06 PM from Australia

He better be careful, methinks, I hear ESPN can read your mind.

Posted by on 07/28/05 at 10:39 PM from United States

Jesse 10x more dangerous than Moore.

Posted by Helo on 07/29/05 at 01:23 AM from United States

Jackson is nothing more than a shakedown artist. Where I come from, we call them thieves.

Is it just me, or has the rate of comments ("commenters"?) gone down lately? Where in the hell is everyone?

Posted by on 07/29/05 at 02:50 AM from United States

Eh, I think Lee summed it up perfectly, nothing more to add.

Posted by Miguelito on 07/29/05 at 02:52 AM from United States


Eh?  Living our lives? 

Actually, I’ve been on vacation the last 2 weeks and have been posting less.  Guess that means I waste a lot of time at work. :)

Posted by on 07/29/05 at 08:39 AM from United States

I’m not sure which beer company, but I think that it was Budweiser. In the early 80’s, Jesse wanted his boys to have the distributorship for Budweiser in Chicago. So he goes to Budweiser, which was family owned at the time, and hustles them like he has so many other companies. Well the owner was having none of it, he had a team of private investigators follow Jesse around, well these investigators dug up every thing on him that they could find, they looked at everything from his first report card to the receipt of his last meal. They found a lot, when he came back to make a deal, the Budweiser owner, lawyer, and public relations team were standing there with a smile, and a large three ring binder, they suggested Jesse read it before they make a deal, he did and began to sweat and cringe. Jackson quickly left with his tail between his legs.

Well, after the owner that Jesse dealt with died, his son took over the company, and Jesse was at the Budweiser door again, and the son, liberal, and feeling guilty about being rich, turned over the distributorship, to Jackson’s two boys.

I’d love to know what happened to that binder....

Posted by on 07/29/05 at 10:43 AM from United States

We have a black Siamese cat I rename Jesse Jackson.  He never shuts up and complains incessently if you pick him up, don’t let him out, don’t feed him immediately.

JJ has never met a camera he didn’t love.

Posted by sneaky_pete on 07/29/05 at 11:11 AM from United States

Then he goes to the corporation and threatens to stage a huge public protest.

Eventually that should be an empty threat.

It amazes me that people still rally behind him.  How many times must he cry wolf before people will ignore him?

Posted by on 07/29/05 at 12:19 PM from United States

50-state tour
Last time I’ve checked, Washington DC was a City.

ESPN did not announce their “Gazillion Cities Tour of Sporting Events”, and anyway, as a private organization, ESPN has the right to decide where and where not to have whatever activity they want to do. It is true, you have the right to express your opinion, but trying to make this a racial issue, and trying once more to divide americans over insignificant matters, creating confrontation over private business decisions, it’s just plain wrong. Democrats blame the Republicans for the split between Red and Blue America, when it’s actually the left, in a continuous basis and as a matter of policy, which is resourcing to burn bridges, insult the right and most importantly, inciting minority groups with lies, misconceptions, half truths and unimportant facts, creating conflict when there’s none. And if it’s indeed for financial gain, it’s criminal, it would be considered blackmail, and would probably be no different than, for example, the plans the DC Area Snipers had by creating chaos and then getting ransom for not killing again, or not killing as often.
All government branches and political vedettes should focus in all the issues the have to, a handful now, and stop trying to dilute efforts dealing with stuff they shouldn’t.

Posted by on 07/29/05 at 12:29 PM from United States

I’d pay money to see Jackson in a picket line chanting in rhymes.

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