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Fox News Racial Attacks On Obama - It's Not Just Glenn Beck

Reported by Ellen - July 31, 2009 -

There's been lots of attention paid - and rightly so - to the awful comments of Glenn Beck calling Barack Obama a racist. But while this is the most extreme, overt example from a Fox News host, the "fair and balanced" network has a long-established pattern of making racial attacks on Barack Obama, a pattern that began as far back as the 2008 presidential campaign.

Beck is not even the only Fox News host to accuse Obama of being a racist on the air.

Last night, Sean Hannity and Kimberly Guilfoyle (who hosts FNC's The Lineup) along with guest S.E. Cupp all agreed Obama has "racial issues."

Live Desk lent credence to Rush Limbaugh's accusations that Obama's a racist by playing the accusation and asking for a reaction from their guest.

Guest Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has been on Fox News at least twice since he said on the air, "I think we all agree that Barack Obama was elected by, mostly by black racists and white guilty people. Most black Americans, 96 percent of them, are racists."

Contributor Juan Williams said Michelle Obama has "the Stokely-Carmichael-in-a-designer-dress thing going."

The Fox Nation website this week accused Obama of using the health care bill as a back door avenue for reparations.

And let's not forget the campaign moves:

The bogus "Obama attended a Muslim school" story on Fox & Friends;

Host E.D. Hill teased an upcoming segment by "asking" if Barack and Michelle Obama had given each other a "terrorist fist jab" when they bumped fists on the campaign trail;

Host Megyn Kelly's remark about Michelle Obama, "Bluish-green is not the color for these women."

It's a network-wide effort, and Fox News honcho Bill Shine has gone on the record with an official nod of approval.