If creating and reveling in controversy is one of the more coveted forms of currency for cable news shows, the 2008 political season has provided Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends with an embarrassment of riches. See here and here and here.
On Sunday morning, Jesse Jackson helped keep the momentum going. While waiting to make a live appearance on Fox & Friends, Mr. Jackson—apparently thinking his microphone was turned off—leaned over to a fellow guest and suggested that he would like to turn Barack Obama into a, um, late-in-life castrato.
Mr. Jackson has since apologized.
Last night, Bill O’Reilly aired some of the footage on the O’Reilly Factor. And the clip—like other Fox & Friends-related controversies before it—is now spreading rapidly across the Web.