Thursday, June 12, 2008

FOX News calls Mrs. Obama "Obama's baby mama"

John Aravosis (DC), I'm sensing a mix of sexism and racism from FOX News on this one - hitting both at once, that might even be a new low for them. This network should be ostracized by every Democrat - no one in the party should be appearing on FOX ever again. And if they do, they should be held accountable for it. And someone should launch a true campaign to take FOX down, once and for all. So far the efforts have been piecemeal and short-lived. Someone with the cash and the staff needs to do something real this time.
Pam Spaulding, Pam's House Blend: Baby Mama? If Fox is going to try to float that they are just being "down with the Negroes" in this landmark campaign, the bigoted network should at least get its sh*t right. Oliver Willis:
So here's the thing (because during this campaign I'm apparently learning that we black people have our own secret code and hand signals so this stuff has to be explained like you are speaking to a child at times), using the phrase "baby mama" to describe this woman implies that like too many people in the black community, she is a mother on her own with no man around doing his job.
Except, Barack and Michelle Obama are the exact opposite of this, and that is one of the reason America - especially black America - are so proud of them.
Let's go to the Urban Dictionary. Does this describe Mrs. Obama to you?
baby mama. A term used to define an unmarried young woman (but can be a woman of any age) who has had a child. As mentioned before in another definition, most of the time it is used for when it was simply a sexual relationship, compared to ex-wife or girlfriend. Usually this has a negative connotation, a lot of baby mamas are seen as desperate, gold digging, emotionally starved, shady women who had a baby out of spite or to keep a man. Sometimes they may act like this because of missed child support payments, unfulfilled promises by the father, or convenient sex by the father. Either or both may exist in any situation.
It's high time that Fox News just stop with the pussyfooting around with these games and run the more direct "nigger" on any Chyron running over video of the Obamas.
LSB: I agree with John - I've been saying that the Dems should boycott this GOP propaganda tool for a long time. Not only are Dems not reaching their audience, they aren’t even reaching an undecided market. Those narrow-minded, short-sighted, racist, sexist, homophobic douche bags at FAUX-News are preaching to a small choir which is the GOP base. Why give them a live target to aim their arrows of deception and misinformation? This is only the latest in a long list of sleazy Chyrons FAKE-News has used. Enough is enough.

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