Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fox Network O'Reilly Factor Doesn't Release All Jackson Tape

Jackson's Obama comments almost went unnoticed
A Fox News technician transcribing the tape overnight heard it, and it took off from there.
By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 11, 2008

...Shine said the civil rights leader did not ask Fox News to hold back the tape. But before the network even aired his comments, Jackson went on CNN Wednesday afternoon to preemptively apologize.

Shortly afterward, Fox News teased the news of Jackson's remarks on "Special Report With Brit Hume." The network didn't air the more vulgar part of Jackson's comments for two more hours, when the clip ran on the top-rated show hosted by Bill O'Reilly.

"It was Bill's staff who had been working on it, and we felt it would be appropriate to put it there," Shine said.

O'Reilly told viewers that the network had decided to air only portions of what Jackson had said, saying there was "more damaging" material.

Shine declined to comment on what else Jackson said, adding that news executives were in discussions about whether to air more of the tape.,0,1647731.story

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