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Son Criticizes Jesse Jackson for Obama Remark

July 10, 2008

(AP) - Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior says he's disappointed by what he describes as his father's "reckless statements."

The Reverend Jesse Jackson had said that Barack Obama wasn't speaking to issues important to the black community. Unaware that his microphone was on during a break for a Fox News program last Sunday, Jackson had some choice words for what he'd like to do to Obama.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has shrugged it off and accepted Jackson's apology. Jackson also has reaffirmed his
support for Obama's candidacy.

But Jackson's son says his father's "divisive and demeaning comments" about Obama "contradict his inspiring and courageous career."

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