Jesse Jackson Demands Meeting With A&E to Discuss Duck Dynasty's Robertson
By Noel Sheppard
Created 12/27/2013 - 10:42am
I guess we should have expected this.
According to a Christmas Day report at ABCNews.com, race hustler Jesse Jackson on Monday demanded a meeting with A&E to discuss the comments of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.
Jackson also made the same request of Cracker Barrel which after initially pulling all the Duck Dynasty gear from its shelves in response to Robertson's comments rescinded that decision after strong pushback from customers.
At issue for Jackson were Robertson's remarks about blacks being happy in the south prior to the civil rights movement.
What's interesting here is that Jackson's demand was issued on December 23 with a request that the meeting take place within 72 hours.
That should have expired some time on Thursday. A Google search found no evidence that such meetings took place.
Makes one wonder if A&E and Cracker Barrel ignored Jackson's request.
Jackson is also reported to have made an absurd historical comparison concerning Robertson's comments in a statement obtained by ABC News.
“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago...At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. 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.’”
What would you expect from a race hustler?http://newsbusters.org/print/69387