OpieRadio Logo
Compound Media Logo
Jim Norton Logo

Fox News Website Calls Obama’s Birthday Party A ‘Hip-Hop BBQ’

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stalker2, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Stalker2

    Stalker2 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2001
    Messages:
    25,916
    Likes Received:
    3
    [​IMG]
    Chigga, LeBorn Agin, Obama, and Shirtski at party. (Photo courtesy Bill Macnogagin WSHT.Net)

    Fox News Website Calls Obama’s Birthday Party A ‘Hip-Hop BBQ’
    [​IMG] By Dylan Stableford

    Senior Media Reporter

    [​IMG]
    (Fox Nation)

    Fox News' criticism of the Obama administration is becoming more than a Common problem.
    The rapper Common, you may recall, drew heated commentary from the cable network for his invitation to take part in a White House poetry night. And Eric Bolling, a host on the Fox Business network, faced allegations of racism in May after referring to the White House as the "Hizzouse," "Hizzy" and "The Big Crib," and guests of the administration as "hoods" on the air.
    On Thursday, a Fox News opinion website called Fox Nation aggregated a "Playbook" column by Politico's Mike Allen about President Barack Obama's 50th birthday bash, changing Allen's typically long headline with this:
    'Obama's Hip-Hop BBQ Didn't Create Jobs'
    The private party included dinner ("BBQ chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta, salad") in the Rose Garden was attended by Obama's staff and celebrities including Al Sharpton, Jay-Z, Chris Rock, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. There were performances by Stevie Wonder, R&B singer Ledisi, jazz legend Herbie Hancock. A DJ "played Motown, hip-hop, and '70s and '80s R&B."
    "The president asked everyone to dance -- and they did!"

    The headline, not surprisingly, immediately sparked renewed charges of racism against the network. But Fox is standing by it.

    LINK: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/fox-news-website-calls-obama-birthday-party-hip-214154301.html
     
  2. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,949
    Likes Received:
    4,077
    Why is a wartime President throwing a party?
     
  3. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    54,077
    Likes Received:
    12,889
    Because he's an arrogant, disinterested, elitist asshole.
     
  4. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
    It's My Birthday! Donator

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    18,994
    Likes Received:
    6,697
    Sounds like someone's jealous!
     
  5. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    17,660
    Likes Received:
    4,990
    It's all good...Obama made sure Tom Hanks arrived in character as Captain John H. Miller from Saving Private Ryan...just so he could say that important military heroes were invited.
     
  6. Owenay

    Owenay Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,666
    Likes Received:
    248
    So it was a BBQ and there were quite a few hip hop artists and other fans of hip hop music and culture there... why the outrage?

    And why is it racist to say the things Bolling said? That is the language of hip hop culture, whites included.

    Speaking of racists, Al Sharpton being there should be all anyone needs to hear...
     
  7. Neon

    Neon ネオン
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    51,654
    Likes Received:
    18,422
    Because nothing deflects better than the race card.
     
  8. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    40,304
    Likes Received:
    7,462
    I don't see it as racist, but don't act like you don't know why they did it. It riles up all their white readers who don't like that the prez is hanging out with rappers because they think they're all a bunch of thugs and criminals (which they are).

    The rappers didn't play live music at the event, why not call it a Motown BBQ since Stevie and other R&B people did? Answer: Because it's cool for middle-aged white people to like Motown.

    And throwing in the jobs thing? I'm sure there were a couple of cooks and other staff that got a paycheck from it. And it's irrelevant to a birthday party anyway.

    I wonder if Billy Graham or some other religious leader attended one of Bush's birthday parties? So you'd be fine if MSNBC ran with the headline "Bush's Christian BBQ Doesn't Stop Insurgents in Iraq?"
     
  9. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    17,382
    Likes Received:
    8,780
    fox news are the best trolls on the planet.
     
  10. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    17,660
    Likes Received:
    4,990
    Honestly, no one on the right would give a fuck. Yeah, there might be some who'll complain about how MSNBC stretched to tie the war in Iraq into it...they won't, however, resort to unnecessary charges of racism. Getting all worked up over the word, "hip-hop". Real classy lefties.
     
  11. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,516
    Likes Received:
    4
    The one on the left looks like BD Wong from Oz and L&O SVU: (Or like every other one...)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. CousinDave

    CousinDave Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    25,297
    Likes Received:
    198
    Oh the things this dork does to try and make himself feel cool

    If it weren't for the single fact that he is just so articulate for a you know, he'd be a LARPer
     
  13. TheDrip

    TheDrip I'm bi-winning.

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    5,051
    Likes Received:
    3
    ******* gonna nig, yo.
     
  14. NoSurviivors

    NoSurviivors fmeinthea

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2005
    Messages:
    10,005
    Likes Received:
    172
    No way! Really??

    You're not saying that the press is like [gasp] corrupt and holds an agenda or anything.. are you?

    No way!!
     
  15. WhiteHonkyDevil

    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    956
    Because it didn't happen in Motown?
     
  16. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    40,304
    Likes Received:
    7,462
    Who's getting all worked up? I never got the memo.
     
  17. Don the Radio Guy

    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Messages:
    69,628
    Likes Received:
    5,082
    The idiots crying racism?
     
  18. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    40,304
    Likes Received:
    7,462
    Who's crying racism? A handful of "commentors" on Kos and Media Matters? Because I don't see it on CNN or even MSNBC.
     
  19. Don the Radio Guy

    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Messages:
    69,628
    Likes Received:
    5,082
    The last line of the article mentioned racism. I'd assume the usual suspects you mentioned would be among that number.

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page