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Liberals Get the Hook

Reported by Judy - June 15, 2004 -

Hip-hop artists Russell Simmons of DefJam records and Reverend Run of Run DMC got the bum's rush on "Fox and Friends" during their appearance on June 15. Simmons and Run ...

were publicizing the effort to register young voters using Hip Hop artists, which they described as a non-partisan effort. Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmede asked the pair how John Kerry and George Bush were doing in addressing the issues of most concern to the youth targeted by the voter registration campaign.

Simmons promptly replied that 90 percent of blacks back Democrats, especially on the issue of civil liberties. Blacks know that if the civil rights of Arab citizens are threatened, their own rights could be next, Simmons said. He then said Kerry was doing a better job of addressing poverty issues, something important to many hip-hop fans, who come from poor backgrounds.

Co-host Steve Doocy had had enough of Simmons' articulate response to Kilmede's question, "We've got to run," Doocy said, and cut to a commercial to end the pro-Democratic comments.

Doocy might have not been so quick on the draw if Simmons had been singing Bush's praises.