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The Racism Of Fox News

Fox News Channel displayed a graphic referring to the Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s wife Michelle as “Obama’s baby mama” on Wednesday, June 11th, in just the latest of a growing list of racially insensitive references to the African American candidate. The reference was made during an article with conservative columnist and Asian mouthpiece Michelle Malkin regarding whether or not it was fair to target Michelle Obama during the political campaign.

In the past three weeks, Fox News anchor E.D. Hill has apologized for referring to the affectionate onstage fist bump shared by the senator and Michelle Obama as a “terrorist fist jab” and Fox contributor Liz Trotta has made grossly insensitive remarks calling for Senator Obama’s assassination. And if I had a dollar for every time somebody on Fox confused Senator Obama with terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, or has gone out of their way to use Mr. Obama’s middle name of Hussein, as in Saddam Hussein, I would be guaranteed not to ever worry about the price of gasoline or anything else for that matter. This is just another example of Fox’s impression of fair and balanced reporting.  Fox actually practices a system of blatant offense, followed by an oops, and then an insincere apology.

In her defense, the Manchurian Candidate, oops, I meant to write Michelle Malkin, replied that the reference was never spoken over the air and therefore had seen no gratuitous cheap shot taken against Michelle Obama. Actually, since it was displayed on air I have no doubt that Mao Tse-tung, oops, I meant to write Ms. Malkin, had seen the cheap shot. What Charlene Chan, oops, I meant to write Ms. Malkin, meant was that she did not hear any cheap shot taken against Ms. Obama. Mr. Sulu, oops, I meant to write Michelle Malkin, is more than happy to play Confucius, oops, I meant to write confused, and engage in the type of amateurish, kamikaze journalism that has become the standard operating procedure at Fox.

Regardless, any reference to a black woman as a “baby mama” is intended as a racial slur. Never before has Fox, or any other news network, has ever referred to the wife of any political candidate as a baby mama. The callousness of the statement is truly blatant and disrespectful. It is used as a reference to a non white, unmarried woman with a bastard child and an unhealthy relationship with the father of the child.

One of the problems Senator Clinton’s run for presidency ran into was the ingrained sexism of the American culture. At one particular campaign stop, someone from the audience yelled to Ms. Clinton, iron my shirt. In debates, while men were being referred to by their surname, Ms. Clinton was often referred to as simply Hillary. A lot of women are angry with the way Ms. Clinton was treated on the campaign trail and are ready to take their anger out on Mr. Obama. However, it now appears that Barack Obama, through the association of his wife Michelle, is about to experience the unique combination of racial and gender bias that is the exclusive burden of the African American woman.

Without any real footing to attack Barack Obama on issues, opponents of the senator will attack his associations. The entire experience with his former pastor Jeremiah Wright has taught the Democratic nominee to sever his relationships when they prove to be too distracting. But the one relationship Mr. Obama cannot discard so easily is the relationship with his wife. It is more important to Republican supporters and white privilege protectionist to do whatever it takes to keep the Obamas out of the White House.

Soon, there will be suggestions of a future where black people will be hanging out on the White House front porch playing loud music from the presidential limo and watermelon prices going through the roof. Did someone say something offensive? They will be more than happy to follow up with an apology to Barack Osama and his baby’s mama for any totally unintentional offense. No derogatory references were ever intended to anyone who eats fried chicken and drinks malt liquor and smokes Kool filtered menthol cigarettes.

Pat Buchanan, the most despicable personification of racial bigotry, asked point blank do the American people want the “exotic” Mr. Obama and his family in the White House. These white people, and the nonwhites who want to prove their devotion to white privilege like Fu Manchu, oops, I meant to write Ms. Malkin, will play every race card to drive home the point that the country is risking a black man getting into office. As Fox contributor Liz Trotta says, “It’s a very colorful political season and many of us are making mistakes and saying things that we wish we hadn’t said.” You would swear up and down that these people have never encountered black people before.

But then again, after Kim Jong-Il, oops, I meant to write Ms. Malkin, had accused Rachel Ray of being sympathetic to Middle Eastern terrorist because she wore a scarf in a Dunkin’ Donut advertisement that supposedly looked like a keffiyeh, the traditional scarf of Arab men, what can anyone expect from the blatant racist of the Fox News channel.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Posted by | African Americans, Barack Obama, Black Community, Black Culture, Black People, Democrats, Fox News, Life, Michelle Obama, Racism, Republicans, Thoughts

13 Comments »

  1. I don’t know why the scum over at FOX NEWS don’t just use a giant swastika as their logo and go in front of the camera wearing sheets.
    The thing that pisses me off most is that there are a hell of a lot of Americans who watch FOX NEWS. WTF?!?

    Comment by Kurt | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the feedback Kurt,

    Like you I find it so surprising that so many people like to watch the Fox News. So many people here are allowing themselves to be seduced by the always skewed and disparaging commentary and the blatant bias of their reporting. This programming appeals to the most racist aspects of human nature. WTF indeed!

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. Everything the Fox Fake News Channel says is offensive to me. But then I can see through all the phony rhetoric and see those white dominant protectors for who they really are.

    I mean Bill O actually sat on that channel and said that the Democratic party was trying to end white Christian male privilege. Yet then they turn around and say that white privilege doesn’t exist.

    Thanks for this article. I know one thing any blacks or other minorities that are watching the Fox Fake News Channel they should be ashamed. They deserve the disgust of everyone else of their race. As well as that sell out Michelle Tse Tung as well.

    The epitome of racial divisiveness is what that lady is.

    Thanks.

    Comment by theblacksentinel | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  4. Thanks for the feedback theblacksentinel,

    I can’t even remember the last time I took the opportunity to watch this “news” network. If it wasn’t for the Simpsons and King of the Hill I would have kicked the Fox network to the curb years ago.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  5. I don’t watch Fox News…at ALL. The reporting that they do is a slap in the face of REAL JOURNALISTS like myself. Fair and unbiased is not what Fox News stands for. AND they LIKE it that way, too! Cable news has zero regulating and therefore that is why Fox News can get away with the crap that they do without consequences.

    Comment by traceyricksfoster | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

  6. Thanks for the feedback traceyricksfoster,

    FOX is to news what WWF wrestling is to sports!

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Reply

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  8. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama must now develop a thick layer of skin to take these kinds of aspersions. It will not only be FOX news, this is only “the beginning”.

    Comment by newblackpantherparty | Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Reply

  9. Thanks for the feedback newblackpantherparty,

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Monday, July 14, 2008 | Reply

  10. super.

    Comment by joseph estrada | Monday, July 14, 2008 | Reply

  11. Thanks for the feedback joseph estrada,

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Monday, July 14, 2008 | Reply

  12. Hey what’s up’ I hate Fox just like the next guy. Now I have Asian family and friends. Try going after Malkin for her racism , not her heritage.REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT HER.

    Comment by Kid Funkadelic | Saturday, January 3, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Kid Funkadelic,

      You are absolutely correct. I am absolutely wrong to use Ms. Malkin’s ethnicity as something meant for ridicule. I actually reduced myself to her level. I cannot apologize enough.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Saturday, January 3, 2009 | Reply


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