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Why Is Fox News Out To Paint Obama "black"?

After Senator Obama won the nomination, he and his wife gave each other a "pound" in front of the cameras. Fox anchor E.D. Hill called the act of celebration a "terrorist fist jab." Then last week, a Fox News on-screen graphic referred to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama"--slang used to describe the unmarried mother of a man's child. It was a clear attempt to associate the Obamas with negative cultural stereotypes about Black people, an insult not only to Michelle Obama but to women and Black people everywhere.

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I hope you learn that the world is not about you and what you choose to be sensitive to or not. Your claims that Fox is racist will not hold in a court. Just cause cannot personally stand what they have to say does not equal fox being racist. Two different things entirely.

people are allowed to believe as they choose, whether you like it or not, and the Obama is muslim idea was not manufactured by fox. Infact, I know someone who believes that who does not even watch fox.

This attitude of labeling most all negative talk as racist talk, in the black community, is getting really really old. I wait to see how America continues with all this after this election.

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Go to Youtube and watch the video FOX ATTACKS: Black America.

I remember when Football Player Sean Taylor died, Fox news try to convince the public that he was a thug just because he was black. Fox news do not make sense at all. They can hate Obama all they want but using racial statements against him is ignorant and out of order. When i used to watch Fox news they also try to convince The public that Obama is a Muslim by saying his full name BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. Yes, They Put Hillary and Bill Clinton down but What they are doing to Obama is way out of order. I love freedom of Speech but Hate Speech I can not tolerate.

I really do not understand why anyone will take up for FOX NEWS!!They do not give a damn about You!!

Boycott this sorry excuse for a news network and watch CNN, CNNheadline News, BBC America, MSNBC or your local news network.

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my dear sister,

i started watching fox news when i was in naija. fox news will tear down any democrat. they did it to clinton, they are doing it now even to edwards, they will do it anytime to any democrat. edwards was once said to have sworn never to have anything to do with fox news. fox news tore john kerry apart. and even senator barbara boxer(white, democrat) was torn apart for a statement she made against . . . . . .condy rice(black republican).

question. . .

has fox news ever torn down collin powel? even when he decieved the world in the UN security council. did fox news tear him down?

have they torn down Condy Rice? with all her bush policies and foreign policy activities. have they torn her apart?

this is politics. if jesus christ should come down to US as a democrat, trust me, fox news will tear him down. even worse than the pharisees. FYI, fox news was established to tear democrats apart. it was established by the right to counter the usually left leaning mainstream media. that is their primary objective and they are doing it well. they are the "extreme right". another reason why it was irritating to see hillary "dancing" with fox news

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Fox is not racist,  that is over reaction mostly on the part of people who are too quick to tag everything they can as being racist. Majority of those in this group happen to be blind racists who would never believe they have the very problem they accuse others of. There are black people on fox and many of those who watch Fox are black. If those who not believe Fox is racist are they wrong just cause of the other group that declares it is?  Claiming it is racist just cause you seem too quick to tag everything, is a whole nother issue. Fox actually being racist is not based on reality but people's individual perception of Fox.

Just cause some people claim something is racist does not mean it is necessarily racist. This is an election year. Asking why Fox News is out to paint Obama "black" is as ridiculous as asking why Mohammed Ali pounds the living day light out of his opponents in the ring. It is all about the game, in this case , Politics.

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Have U ever in your life seen FOX news. Everyone and their mother knows fox news is racist. They are always saying something negative about Barack Obama. Just take a look at FOX news for 10 seconds. When Jesse Jackson called Obama a racist, they played it 10 times in one hour. When The New Yorker did that racist cover of Obama, They showed the cover more than anything else. There is a big difference between hating a canadaite and TEARING HIM DOWN!! The only people that watch fox news are racist rednecks from the hills of West Virginia.

Please Do NOT TAKE UP FOR THEM!!

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) - Protesters gathered on Wednesday outside Fox News Channel to denounce what they claim is its racist campaign coverage, including a pundit who called Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama a terrorist.

The crowd of some 150 people wielded a petition with more than 600,000 signatures objecting to news coverage by Fox, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile, Research), organizers said.

Some demonstrators held signs that crossed out the network's "Fair and Balanced" slogan and replaced it with the words "Fairly Racist!"

Led by activist groups MoveOn.org and ColorOfChange.org, protesters cited incidents on Fox including an on-screen graphic calling Michelle Obama "Obama's baby mama" and a pundit who confused Obama with Osama bin Laden and joked they should both be assassinated.

Another anchor called a televised fist bump between Obama and his wife a "terrorist fist jab," they said, and talk show host Bill O'Reilly discussed calling a "lynching party" to deal with Michelle Obama after criticizing her patriotism.

"Putting racism on national television and calling it news is never funny," said Andre Banks of ColorOfChange.

Joining the protest was hip hop star Nas, who said the Fox coverage inspired a song "Sly Fox" on his new album.

"Fox poisons this country every time they air racist propaganda and try and call it news," he said. Continued,

A spokeswoman for Fox said: "Fox News believes in all protesters exercising their right to free speech, including Nas, who has an album to promote."

(Reporting by Nancy Leinfuss, Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Eric Beech)

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Not really. One thing is to give up, the other thing is to realize that I have more important things to do with my time than to argue with people over the internet. Maybe you have all the free time in the world, good for you. However, in real life, I work in research that could save lives, and I'm not going to waste my life on you. I didn't think that anyone over 10 still worried about name-calling or someone else picking on them, and I certainly didn't expect this discussion to last as long as it did. Mind you, neither Barack nor Michelle are crying about such things. You are, as well as some others. The law is the law, and if you bothered to study US history, you would understand that you can probably move to fix your own issues with it, but it's only going to create more problems for you, dragging you into an endless circle (at least, as far as racism goes). If you want to believe that you won, go ahead. What am I going to gain from "winning" the internet equivalent of a joystick measuring contest? Not a damn thing, neither do I have anything to lose by "losing." I don't rely on, nor do I let my emotions get the best of me in any situation, as I see that yours have done. I've said my peace. Good day, sir.

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I'm sorry I can't do that. I think with my head, meaning I don't accept what I am told by others as being 100% correct.

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Then if you are going to legitimately complain about it, don't half-Bottom it. Don't fight on Obama's behalf. Fight in the behalf of everyone that has been "wronged" by freedom of speech. Complain for McCain for the media calling him old. Complain for Clinton for the media calling her a Dam. Complain for Ron Paul for the media calling him a racist lunatic. If you are going to argue about something, do it right. Don't wait for your particular interest to come along, because it will just be worthless.

Strange, because I have never seen racism come to an end. Sure, it's less explicit, but racism in America is like energy, you can't destroy it. It will only change states. Racism is alive as ever, in a more implicit form. Look at the war on drugs. Look at the patriot act. Look at affirmative action. As long as more than one race or culture exists in one place, racism will always exist. I am in no way embracing it, but just stating the truth. You don't have to like it, but it is what it is. What people have fought for in the past was equality, not ending racism. They wanted to take part in the rights that were granted to them in the US Constitution.

You don't have to accept any label. Simply moving on, regardless of what people say of you is proof that they can do nothing to you. Seriously, there's a passage like this in the bible (Matthew 5:39). You hold people responsible for unrighteous behavior when they break the law, not when you don't agree with them. Americans push for liberty, yes, but that liberty comes at a price: not everyone is going to be comfortable with it. This is what happens when you have different cultures partaking in such. At one point, which is inevitable, someone is going to express their freedoms in a way that another is not going to agree with. Can you do something about it. Of course, ignore it and move on! That is what liberty is about, the freedom to make choices without some governing body controlling what you do. The minute you begin to change that, you can throw liberty away, because if you are going to stop or limit the freedom of speech, you might as well, and won't stop the eventual further limiting or removal or ALL of your liberties.

. . .As the law of the land has prevented you from being so. You're entitled to your opinion, therefore you are free to ignore any fact that I present to you, but you really shouldn't let your emotions get the best of you. No need to elaborate here any further.

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you guys must get this into your skulls. this is politics. it is not racism. if obama were white, fox news will still be on his neck. i think we are over diagnosing racism.

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You can claim ignorance all you want, but it doesn't make your statement any more intelligible. The media has been doing this to candidates for years. Look at all of the satire and negative imagery of almost every political figure in the last few decades. All of a sudden, they turn their focus on Obama, and now it's bad? Now it's complaint worthy? I never said that it was a good thing, nor am I accepting any kind of inferiority from any person. What the hell do I need to feel inferior/superior to anyone? I don't live for any human being. There is no justification in complaining because it only proves the negative stereotypes that black people have. Get over yourself, man. This is America. I guess that you also have the freedom to complain too, but it's not going to get you anywhere, and by complaining, you're only adding fuel to the fire, encouraging more acts like this by the media. If you don't like it, then ignore it. In fact, if people ignored it in the first place, rather than run around like headless chickens, then stories like this on the news wouldn't exist.

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Wow, you're a bit late for that one. Anyway, it's not that serious, and people need to stop worrying about political correctness all the time.

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Fox's "baby mama" incidence was outright racism. No doubt.  It also carries the implication that Obama's two daughters are bastards.  According to the definition of baby mama:  in African American  community a baby mama is a woman who bears a child out of wedlock.

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Again, John McCain is not your typical conservative, why are they sparing him and his trophy wife? party allegiance?

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cos Fox News is conservative and attacks any liberal?

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it doesn't even matter because obama is doing his thing. everyone's on his back trying to make him look bad but he's always ahead of them. when hilary was running, she wouldn't leave the guy alone, now what, he's the nominee and she's not. mccain's focus all his energy in talking about obama instead about himself and now he's complaining that obama is getting more attention than him and that its not fair.

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How can they use the word "baby mama" for his wife? I've also seen a lady suggest that he may be assasinated(heck, why not suggest the same for John McCain) and another call him "Barrack Osama" only to apologize the next day lackadaisically.

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The NYer cover wasnt racist

Poor taste perhaps but hardly "racist"

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TL;DR

I'm not going to keep getting into a circular argument with you, as there are people that are never going to understand. I provided you with facts and you ignored them, refusing to show me evidence supporting yours. Because of this, I'm no longer going to entertain your ego, and am awaiting a more competent person to challenge my views on this particular issue. When one gets into an argument with a fool, others cannot tell the difference. It is definitely not worth it to waste my break time in the neurosurgery lab to fight with someone who cannot, and will not understand the details surrounding this issue. That would be a losing battle on both sides, with nothing but wasted resources, so I leave you to project your self-righteousness onto others. I wish you well.

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