Jesse Jackson Sr. attacked after tweeting defense of Paula Deen

Jesse Jackson Sr. attacked after tweeting defense of Paula Deen

http://twitter.com/#!/RevJJackson/status/350270556572098562

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.  spoke out in defense of food mogul Paula Deen on Thursday, saying she should be redeemed not destroyed. Though the tweets came from an unverified Twitter account, they are similar to comments Rev. Jackson has made elsewhere:

Jackson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Deen called him this week, and they discussed how she might recover.

Jackson says if Deen is willing to acknowledge mistakes and make changes, “she should be reclaimed rather than destroyed.”

Jackson says he’s more troubled by racial disparities in jobs, lending, health care, business opportunities and the criminal justice system.

The small gesture of reasonableness and civility toward Deen was enough to send many Twitter users over the edge (warning: explicit language):

http://twitter.com/#!/Embassy730/status/350463729546174465
http://twitter.com/#!/DenimAndChard/status/350454370543992832
http://twitter.com/#!/MarvinRashad/status/350435016154681345
http://twitter.com/#!/PaintingDaBlues/status/350436832598687746
http://twitter.com/#!/GMDDG/status/350468057300340736
http://twitter.com/#!/JuggernautBG/status/350442352579592193
http://twitter.com/#!/JScrogginsECN/status/350460039028412416
http://twitter.com/#!/Nappy_Narcissus/status/350453629997682688
http://twitter.com/#!/BoyTweetsWorld_/status/350434390934949888
http://twitter.com/#!/Embassy730/status/350462911887572992

We’ve come to expect this sort of language when the target is a prominent conservative such as Sarah Palin or Rick Santorum.

It’s not every day, however, that we see this kind of vitriol  directed at a liberal. Evidently, liberals’ hatred of Paula Deen trumps any warm feelings some may have toward Rev. Jackson.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/28/rev-jesse-jackson-sr-attacked-after-tweeting-that-paula-deen-should-not-be-destroyed/

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