Another “Progressive” behaving badly.
I’m an unabashed fan of supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer because it alone had the guts and dogged persistence to break the story of former Senator and the Democratic Party’s 2004 Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards’ adulterous affair and “love child”. For that, the Enquirer was nominated for journalism’s coveted Pulitzer prize in 2010.
11 years ago, the National Enquirer also broke the story that Rev. Jesse Jackson, Baptist minister and self-appointed spokesman for African Americans, had an extramarital affair that resulted in a daughter. ABC News noted that:
“The age of the daughter indicates Jackson, 59, was likely having the affair with Karin Stanford, a 39-year-old worker at his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition office in Washington, even as he counseled President Clinton after public revelations of an affair with Monica Lewinsky, an intern at the White House.”
Now we can add dead-beat dad to Jackson’s hypocrisy.
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Patricia Shipp reports for the Enquirer, Jan. 18, 2012:
The mother of Jesse Jackson’s love child is blasting him as a deadbeat dad for falling behind on child support payments!
In official documents filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by The ENQUIRER, Karin Stanford claims the 70-year-old famed civil rights leader owes $11,694.50 for their daughter Ashley, now 12.
Stanford was a top aide with Jackson’s Rainbow PUSHCoalition, and The ENQUIRER exposed their long-term extramarital affair in a bombshell world exclusive in January 2001.
After admitting paternity, the former Democratic presidential hopeful paid court-ordered support and regularly visited Ashley at Stanford’s California home for the past decade.
But according to the court documents, Jackson – who’s remained married to wife Jackie – failed to pay support from December 2010 until August 2011, including minimal monthly fees of $400.
“Karin has tried so many times to work with Jesse on their financial agreement,” a source told The ENQUIRER. “But he was only paying when he felt like it, so she’s taking him to court.”
According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 out of every 10 babies (39.7%) born in America in 2007 were to unmarried women — what used to be called “illegitimate” births. The percentage of illegitimate births among blacks was even higher: 71.6% or 7 out of every 10.
Instead of setting a good example for black Americans, the Reverend Jesse Jackson has chosen to behave none the better. Nor can he blame racism for his own behavior.
Remember that the next time he cries “Racism!” to extort yet more money for his Rainbow Coalition.