The Fox News Ticker

In Broadcasting, Chattering classes/punditry, President Barack Obama, racism, shameful on January 2, 2009 by Editor Z

Fox News resurrecting the prejudices of the antebellum south and spreading them by airwaves since 1996? Look on the ticker of this video, the words that move across the screen at the bottom from Fox News’s New Year’s Eve coverage that I found posted on Raw Story. Fox Personalities like Bill O’Reily often denounce blogs like the Huffington post for hate speech. But will the network apologize for airing a racist statement like “Lets Hope the Magic Negro does a good job”? The phrase “Magic Negro” is a reference to a parody song originally played by Rush Limbaugh and more recently distributed on a CD by former Tennessee state Republican Party Chair and candidate to be the Party’s National Chairman Chip Saltsman.


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