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Fox News Was For The Rapper "Common" Before It Was Against Him

Reported by Ellen - May 10, 2011 -

You don't think what changed the "fair and balanced" network's mind is the fact that he has been invited to the White House for a poetry event, do you?

Eric Hananoki, at Media Matters, reports:

Conservatives such as Fox News, the Daily Caller and Sarah Palin are criticizing the White House's invitation to rapper Common for a poetry event over the purported vulgarity of his lyrics. Fox Nation, for instance, called Common a "vile rapper."

But roughly half-a-year ago, Fox News had a different tone about Common. In an October 2010 report for FoxNews.com, reporter Jason Robinson interviewed the "rap legend" and told him, "your music is very positive. And you're known as the conscious rapper. How important is that to you, and how important do you think that is to our kids?"

Below, a screen grab from yesterday's Fox Nation article and an October 2010 video report for FoxNews.com about Common.


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