listentolex:

newsweek:

inothernews:

str8nochaser:

thehuskybro:

jamilsmith:

Goddamn, that is racist. Even by their standards.
blackingitup:
We’re not amused and we’re not happy about this.

dropfox:

This is actually the top story on Fox News’ “Fox Nation” right now.

We’re not amused and we’re not happy about this.


I see you working it Fox News, trying to push those buttons…not even trying to sugar coat the bigotry anymore.  That’s okay, keep making fun of the Black Man In Charge…but remember, the Negro you making fun of today, is the big bossman who’s FBI is currently investigating your boss, Slick Rupert Murdoch.

Its hard to cover your bigotry for so long… their filter just said “No MAS!”
Prepare for the onslaught.

Dear members of the mainstream media who are here on Tumblr and reading my blog:
Will you please show this screencap to your friends at Fox “News” and let us know whether they cringe in disgust at the practices of their colleagues in the online department?
Also ask them if they’re ashamed to be associated in any way with the unadulterated bigotry masquerading as “news” over there at 1211 Avenue of the Americas.
Thanks in advance,
Your fellow Tumblrfolk

I guess that’s an appeal to people like us, so, noted! We’re cringing right there with you. This comment on the story from Fox Nation reader ‘whatitism’ sums up the general sentiment loosely buried in the lede on the piece:

“Barefoot in the rose garden and hiphop in the east room. What a shameful day when we turn the white house into a h o h o u s e. Well I guess he is one, may as well act like one.”

Classy.

A few things:
This headline is not racist. Asinine? Indeed, but even if the intent WAS underhanded racism, the fact of the matter is the birthday bash did include barbecue food on the menu and there was hip-hop music played, as well as soul and R&B music.  So the headline is also incorrect since it wasn’t just a “hip-hop barbecue” but I’m not chalking it up to racism - it strikes me as misleading, cynical, and rude, but I’m not mad about anything race related.  If it read “Niggas at the cookout ain’t do shit” then I’d be over here making phone calls and sending emails, but since it didn’t, I’m not upset. 
Further, I’m trying to figure out how President Obama celebrating his birthday - something damn near everyone does - has anything to do with creating jobs…
The bottomline is this is supposed to make us angry (and don’t act like you don’t know what I mean by “us”) and I’m not allowing myself to get upset over some half-assed news reporting. If the folks over at Fox wanna be in their feelings about Obama enjoying his birthday at the White House, so be it. Fussing about it on the internet doesn’t do a damn thing to stop it. But if someone wants to throw another pie in Murdoch’s face, I won’t be mad about that either.

Another point-of-view to consider re: the “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs” headline. Thoughts?

listentolex:

newsweek:

inothernews:

str8nochaser:

thehuskybro:

jamilsmith:

Goddamn, that is racist. Even by their standards.

blackingitup:

We’re not amused and we’re not happy about this.

dropfox:

This is actually the top story on Fox News’ “Fox Nation” right now.

We’re not amused and we’re not happy about this.

I see you working it Fox News, trying to push those buttons…not even trying to sugar coat the bigotry anymore.  That’s okay, keep making fun of the Black Man In Charge…but remember, the Negro you making fun of today, is the big bossman who’s FBI is currently investigating your boss, Slick Rupert Murdoch.

Its hard to cover your bigotry for so long… their filter just said “No MAS!”

Prepare for the onslaught.

Dear members of the mainstream media who are here on Tumblr and reading my blog:

Will you please show this screencap to your friends at Fox “News” and let us know whether they cringe in disgust at the practices of their colleagues in the online department?

Also ask them if they’re ashamed to be associated in any way with the unadulterated bigotry masquerading as “news” over there at 1211 Avenue of the Americas.

Thanks in advance,

Your fellow Tumblrfolk

I guess that’s an appeal to people like us, so, noted! We’re cringing right there with you. This comment on the story from Fox Nation reader ‘whatitism’ sums up the general sentiment loosely buried in the lede on the piece:

“Barefoot in the rose garden and hiphop in the east room. What a shameful day when we turn the white house into a h o h o u s e. Well I guess he is one, may as well act like one.”

Classy.

A few things:

This headline is not racist. Asinine? Indeed, but even if the intent WAS underhanded racism, the fact of the matter is the birthday bash did include barbecue food on the menu and there was hip-hop music played, as well as soul and R&B music.  So the headline is also incorrect since it wasn’t just a “hip-hop barbecue” but I’m not chalking it up to racism - it strikes me as misleading, cynical, and rude, but I’m not mad about anything race related.  If it read “Niggas at the cookout ain’t do shit” then I’d be over here making phone calls and sending emails, but since it didn’t, I’m not upset. 

Further, I’m trying to figure out how President Obama celebrating his birthday - something damn near everyone does - has anything to do with creating jobs…

The bottomline is this is supposed to make us angry (and don’t act like you don’t know what I mean by “us”) and I’m not allowing myself to get upset over some half-assed news reporting. If the folks over at Fox wanna be in their feelings about Obama enjoying his birthday at the White House, so be it. Fussing about it on the internet doesn’t do a damn thing to stop it. But if someone wants to throw another pie in Murdoch’s face, I won’t be mad about that either.

Another point-of-view to consider re: the “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs” headline. Thoughts?

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