July 21, 2008
Tiki Barber, Mike Barnicle, Dan Rather, Mika
They’re discussing Jesse Jackson’s castration comments and nobody corrects Rather.
video courtesy of tikarules
TIKI [“You are a total medal c*nt“] BARBER:
In a different respect – you’ve been in the news business a long time. I want your take on this Jesse Jackson issue. First, on what he said. But secondly, and I think more importantly, the fact that it was released – because he was off-air. This wasn’t something that was for broadcast. What’s your opinion on that?
Well, these days with the 24 hour news cycles, you can never assume that anything is off-air or off the record. You have to – anything you say, you have to be prepared for it being on the front page of tomorrow’s paper after it’s been on cable television.
With Jesse Jackson – I recognize this is not popular said to alot of people – I have a great respect for Jesse Jackson. That he was important figure in paving the way for an Osama bin Laden to appear.
But this is one of those things, I think, that by the time we get to the convention nobody’s going to remember it – it doesn’t count for very much.