Magazine article New African

Foxing out Obama?

Magazine article New African

Foxing out Obama?

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After Senator Obama won the Democratic Party nomination, he and his wife, Michelle, gave each other a "pound" (above) in front of the cameras. Fox News anchor E. D. Hill called the act of celebration (a greeting where fists are touched typically associated with black people) a "terrorist fist jab".

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In early June, a Fox News on-screen graphic referred to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama"--a slang term 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.

In May, a Fox guest pretended to confuse obama's name with "Osama", associating him with terrorism, which has happened before on Fox. But then she went further, stating that the assassination of both Osama and Obama would be a good thing.

It is unconscionable for an organisation that calls itself a news network to advocate the assassination of a presidential candidate. …

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