Jesse Jackson Homeruns NPR Softball

This morning on NPR, host Ed Gordon interviewed Jesse Jackson concerning comments made recently by former secretary of education Bill Bennett about aborting black babies. Helpfully, Gordon asked Jackson if what Bennett said represented "a pattern that we are seeing in terms of growth with the ability to say this kind of thing (emphasis in original) in public?"

Knowing a softball when he sees one, Jackson dutifully denounced a "certain ideology in our country that is unfortunately sick and racist and dangerous and violent."

Newshound Ed felt no need to follow up by asking more about this "sick and racist and dangerous and violent ideology," but ended the interview with a friendly, "Rev, thanks for joining us."

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