Obama made news by being insulted, sotto voce, by Jesse Jackson on Fox News Channel. ABC's Jake Tapper filed on Jackson's fantasy of castrating the candidate for criticizing young black men, Bill Cosby style, but not the social conditions in which they live. Tapper did not actually spell it out that they were testicles that Jackson wanted to cut off--he referred to "nuts" as "a sensitive part of Obama's anatomy." NBC's Andrea Mitchell summarized the story in a brief standup. Other brief political stand-ups came from CBS' Chip Reid on the standing ovation that greeted Edward Kennedy as he left cancer treatment to vote in the Senate and from NBC's Pete Williams on the bill to extend the wiretapping of international telephone calls and the immunity granted to the telecoms corporations that sidestepped required warrants.
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