JESSE JACKSON AND THE TRUTH
12:00 AM, Sep 9, 1996 • By TUCKER CARLSON
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The other, less famed exception occurred in 1987. Jackson had long bragged to black audiences that, as a waiter at the Jack Tar Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, he spat in white people's food, presumably as a show of solidarity with oppressed peoples. The story should have disqualified Jackson as a presidential candidate on sanitary grounds alone, but in a conversation with a reporter, he tried to redeem himself. The tale was a lie, he protested. "I never did that, really. And I never should have said it." For once it was hard to know which version of the story to believe.
by Tucker Carlson
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This is the White House's explanation for discrepancies between official transcripts and remarks by the president
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