Saturday, June 14, 2008

The sleaziness of Fox and Michelle Malkin

Watch in the video below as Michelle Malkin claims that conservatives have not engaged in any ad hominem or unwarranted attacks on Barack Obama's wife Michelle, even as Fox News places a caption below her, referring to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama," a slang term which the Urban Dictionary defines as:
  • The mother of your child(ren), whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved.”
  • “Basically a woman you had a child or children with who you didn’t marry and are no longer involved with. Usually associated with hoodrats and trailer park b***hes.”
  • “Like herpes, it won’t go away!!!!!”

The always despicable, dishonest, sleazy, and inflammatory Michelle Malkin responded to this by trying to defend it as entirely unobjectionable, which John Scalzi vividly rebuts in his "Fox News Would Like To Take a Moment to Remind You That the Obamas Are As Black As Satan's Festering, Baby-Eating Soul." Fox has merely admitted that the caption showed "poor judgment."

(Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars.)

1 comment:

Hume's Ghost said...

Look forward to more of it. Fox just gave Laura Ingraham a show.

E.D. Hill's "terrorist fist jab" comment about Barack giving Michelle "dap" (aka a fist bump) is also designed to play upon racist and anti-Muslim fears.

Fox is a national disgrace.