Jesse Jackson's Comments Become Latest 'Fox & Friends'-Generated Internet Hit

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.