Jesse Jackson’s hot mic remarks were played by Bill O’Reilly last night. They were captured in a discussion with Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs for UnitedHealthCare Group.
Said Jackson: “See, Barack been, um, talking down to black people on this faith based … I want cut his —- off … Barack … he’s talking down to black people.”
Yesterday, Jackson issued a preemptive apology for the remarks.
O’Reilly seemed more excited about discussing the clips they didn’t play, because of course they’re something he can speculate endlessly about.
UPDATE: Gawker says a FOX staffer told them that in the unseen footage Jackson refers to Obama using the N-word.
Watch the clips AFTER THE JUMP…