Today is Martin Luther King Day but you'd probably not know that by reading Fox Nation. Not only is there no commemoration of King nor his work but the top story right now is a race baiting headline, with certain words in red, for extra emphasis: Obama: Some Folks Don't Like Me Because I'm Black. It turns out Fox cherry picked that quote out of a lengthy article that was a much broader picture of Obama. (H/T Andrew S.)
Fox Nation's article links to a New Yorker article about President Obama. But that article is called, "GOING THE DISTANCE: On and off the road with Barack Obama." The article is really a sort of reckoning and up-close-and-personal look at Obama's presidency as it enters it sixth year. But Fox Nation editor Jesse Watters singled out - and then edited - one line for a headline making Obama sound racially resentful. The fine print in the Fox Nation article makes it clear Obama was saying something else entirely:
"There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”
In the New Yorker article, Obama's quote is part of a consideration of the state of race in our country and how Obama's presidency fits into that divide:
Obama’s election was one of the great markers in the black freedom struggle. In the electoral realm, ironically, the country may be more racially divided than it has been in a generation. Obama lost among white voters in 2012 by a margin greater than any victor in American history. The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Obama’s drop in the polls in 2013 was especially grave among white voters. “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.” The latter group has been less in evidence of late.
But leave it to "tolerant" and "America-loving" Fox Nation to single out part of a quote and used it to race bait our first African American president. On Martin Luther King Day.
I did find one mention of Martin Luther King Day on Fox Nation just now: in an article that accused Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of "using the memory" of Dr. King to promote ObamaCare. As if she were the one disrespecting him.
Hannocchio is too old to attract 25-55 demographics. When he’s traveling the majority of people who come see him are past 50. A few of them are retirees.
Advertisers don’t care about ratings. They care about demographics. Advertising budgets are tight and these ad agencies are looking to get the best ROI for their clients.
Hannocchio wants to leave the state and this “news” network. If the Fox “News” suits were smart-and they are not- they would release him from his contract by summer.
What else should we expect from these miserable cretins from Fox Nation?
Are they really trying to deny that they hate Obama because he’s black?
And yes, if this year is like past MLK Day years, Hannity will use the occasion to race bait.
Slimy Sean — never at a loss for words against the Obamas — brought up his full laundry list of transgressions, Wright, Ayers, Benghazi, “corpseman,” “For the first time in my life…”, … just like the broken shellac record that Slanthead is! I think he mentioned MLK just once.
However, he directed most of his venom early on today at Andrew Cuomo. For some reason, the governor must have pissed Seanny off recently. Slanthead is fed up with the high taxes, and most of all, the law that says “I can only load seven rounds” into his multiple assault weapons (3 AR-15s, two Glocks at last count).
Never mind that a Federal court overturned that part of NY State’s new gun laws and 10 rounds are still allowed. Slanthead seemed so troubled while he whined that he can’t load 10 rounds to protect himself and his family at home. “Suppose five people invade my house? Suppose I miss one of them? I need ten rounds!”
Hannity didn’t mention who these five bad men might be, but we can only assume he’s thinking a gang of black thugs from Hempstead might decide to storm his North Shore fortified bunker. Or maybe the little brown day workers out on the Island who’ve been Hannity’s target in the past.
So because of the gun law that Slanthead still thinks is in effect (he also thinks Polar Bears live in Antarctica!), and taxes, Hannity said: “Governor, I’m leaving just as soon as I can. And I’m taking my money with me. I’m going to Florida or Texas where there are no taxes!”
Slanthead said his move will leave many others unemployed and wondered how Cuomo will find work for them.
I think Hannity favors Florida, where he already owns an “exclusive” beachfront condo. If he feels threatened, he can always hole up with his good buddy George Zimmerman and unload thirty-round mags into anyone who throws popcorn into their faces. Stand your ground, Slanthead!
Please, allow us to sweep the floor clean with the Fox “News” cafeteria Catholic frauds.
We know Ayn Rand is a goddess to the conservatives, including that low-life Long Island Lolito, Hannocchio the RINO.
Throw this article at them, and to all of the Jim Crow Tea Nuts. Post in all of social media and blogs, and quote it when calling on talk radio shows.
Let’s get you started:
Ayn Rand Deplored Racism That Fox “News” Promotes