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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Nasir Gets an "A" in Hypocrisy 101-Nas Boycotts Fox News

Courtesy of Eurweb.com:

NAS MARCHES ON FOX TODAY: Controversial rapper joins protest against on-air racism at 'Faux News.'

*Nas will join activists from MoveOn.org and ColorOfChange.org today as they march on Fox News headquarters in Manhattan demanding that the conservative network end what protesters call a "pattern of racist attacks against Black Americans including presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle."

Nas will help deliver a petition bearing 600,000 signatures to the Fox News offices at 2:00 this afternoon.

The groups criticize Fox's overall approach to news but singled out a few specific examples including: a reference to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama," saying that Barack and Michelle's fist pound had been called a "terrorist fist jab," a commentator confusing "Obama" with "Osama" and then joking about assassinating both and Bill O'Reilly using the term "lynch party" while criticizing Michelle Obama for comments she made about being proud of America.

"Fox poisons the country with racist propaganda and tries to call it news," said Nas, who slams Fox News in a track called "Sly Fox" on his new Untitled album.

"When FOX talks about lynching the woman who may soon be our First Lady and then refers to this wife and mother as a 'baby mama' they are maligning not only the Obamas, but Black women and Black people across this country. We have over 600,000 signatures - more than half a million people, saying we won't stand for FOX's racism and hate-mongering," James Rucker, director of ColorOfChange.org, added.

Didn't the great animated thespian, Bugs Bunny coin the phrase, "What a maroon?" Perhaps Bugs was truly being prescient as hip hop artist, Nasir Jones would definitely be the recipient of such a remark. Talk about being hypocritical-this is coming from a man that was hell bent on naming his latest cd, Nigger…..need I say more? I’m not absolutely sure that Fox news is racist, but they are unabashedly conservative and therefore they will not root for the opposing team-hence their anti-Obama campaign. Nas has been somewhat critical of hip hop as an art form in the past but it begs to reason why he hasn’t raised his ire toward the business of commercial hip hop. Where is his boycott against BET, TV-One, radio outlets and programmers? Again, the lack of consistency is deafening. What do our readers think?

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