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Response to Jesse
Jackson by a Louisiana Television Reporter -Truth!
Summary of the eRumor The alleged comments of TV
anchor man George Sell in responding to the Rev. Jesse Jackson
saying that not a single black person had been appointed to head up
Katrina Relief and yet it was largely blacks who were in the
The Truth TruthOrFiction.com
contacted George Sells (not Sell) who is a veteran anchorman at WAFB-TV
in Baton Rouge.
He says that only a tiny portion of this email quotes him correctly.
On his TV news cast there was a portion of an interview played that
quoted Jesse Jackson as saying that there were no African Americans
at the head of the recovery effort.
Sells simply replied by saying "Jackson either doesn't know or
doesn't recall that the mayor of New Orleans is black and the
general heading the Army forces down there is African
The rest of the eRumor, both in quoting Jackson and Sells, is
embellishment that has been added along the way.
Last updated 9/26/05
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Cited from TV 9 Anchorman, George Sell in Baton Rouge, La.
"Yesterday the Rev. Jesse Jackson showed up in
Baton Rouge, I wished he
would have showed up in Sheriff Harry Lee's office as we would have
heard from him again, he said, "Bush has NOT appointed a Single
head up this Katrina Relief, the Black Caucus and Black Leaders all over
America are upset with him putting the Black Folks on the side and it is
OUR people who are sitting on their Roof Tops waiting for Rescue, OUR
people who are standing in line at the Superdome waiting on Food, Water
a Ride to a safe black, OUR people who have been locked down in Poverty
George Sell the Anchorman for TV 9 news responded to
"Rev. Jackson, the Mayors of New Orleans and Baton Rouge are Black,
Police Chief's of New Orleans and Baton Rouge are Black, the Head of the
State Police is Black, the Head of the Army conducting the Army's
on the Ground in New Orleans is Black, the Congressman from New Orleans
Black and for the last 40 years, the leaders of LA have been members of
Democratic Party, YOUR Party, don't blame us like you are doing, look in
the Mirror, you pull the Race Card any time you don't get your way, we
in a Terrible Crisis and right now we need to come together and here you
come to Louisiana and holler Racism, just like you do, it is NEVER EVER
fault, ALWAYS someone else, but here you are sitting High and Dry, why
don't you go out in to the waters where they are shooting at the Rescue
personnel and help in the Rescue
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