Could there be anything more boorish and less ungracious - not to mention bigoted - than making a racially tinged tweet about First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance at the Oscars last night? But that's the kind of Christian spirit displayed by Fox's own Christianity crusader, Todd Starnes.
As you probably know, Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars last night to announce the award for Best Picture. "Christian-minded" Starnes responded with the tweet: Tonight was supposed to be about Hollywood - but Mrs. Obama made it about herself. #oscars
In the same spirit, FoxNation blared the headline, Michelle Obama Crashes The Oscars.
Not surprisingly, as Media Matters notes, Starnes is part of a general right-wing attack on Mrs. Obama's appearance. But Media Matters also points out that her appearance is far from unprecedented. First Lady Laura Bush, President Ronald Reagan and President Franklin Roosevelt all participated in Academy Awards ceremonies.
These people just can't stand it that our First Family is well-liked and part of our popular culture.
And Aria, I feel she was divisive as the White House and Weinstien knew how the Conservatives would react – that’s not bringing this country together but in my view being divisive.
That’s just rediculous. Did the Obama Administration not want any press pictures of the President’s golf “vacation” with Tiger Woods because he knew it would be “divisive” towards conservative media, OR, did he not provide access because he thought the pictures would be “divisive” when conservatives saw the pictures? He can’t win with the haters.
I think you can see my point as snarky as it is. The Rightwing conservatives will find any excuse to demonize the President, no matter how foolish or insignificant the perceived sleight.
Thx4 Fish nailed it. A Squit not so much.
This is nothing but a grade school mentality cheap shot, but it’s all they got.
“The Dolby Theater does not allow animals inside, including jackasses.”
LMAO! Good one! Dear Antoinette: since you mentioned “jackasses”, I’d thought you’d might find this piece of trivia rather amusing: did you know that in Littleton, CO (a suburb south of Denver), slightly east of US-85, there is a street named “Jackass Hill Rd.” which leads to a local public park named “Jackass Hill Park”. I was thinking — since you want to put Todd Starnes in his place, how about we send him there?
Fox News and Rush Limbaugh thought the Obamas smiling in public during the 2008 election was dividing the country. But nice try.
The little man is jealous because he wasn’t invited to the awards. The Dolby Theater does not allow animals inside, including jackasses.
And how is her appearing as a presenter “divisive”?
He has become a better subject for a “See what the left supports?!” hit piece than even Bill Maher could ever dream, and their biggest target was a part of the show he did it on.
Then again, I’m reasonably sure that everyone at Fox News is still laughing at those comments, just because they were so viciously out of line. They’re probably afraid they couldn’t do it without exposing that they agree.