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FOX News Steps In It Big Time Over Racially Insensitive Coverage Of Obama's Birthday

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Oh boy. Oh my. This is … WOW.

This is the headline and image FOX News chose to post on their website to break the story of President Obama's birthday festivities. As you can see, the folks over at FOX are seemingly under the impression that the President's birthday was a segregated affair, with only certain … races of people in attendence.

For your information, FOX News, there were plenty of caucasians at the party, including Secretary Hillary Clinton, Bill Daley, Leader Nancy and Paul Pelosi and Eric Whitaker. Also, this might have been the least "hip-hop" occasion ever. Jay-Z didn't perform, he was a guest, and the last time we checked, Stevie Wonder has never hipped or hopped in any of his music.

Retraction time???

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88 comments to “FOX News Steps In It Big Time Over Racially Insensitive Coverage Of Obama's Birthday”



  1. 1

    This is the BEST NEWS PAGE EVER! Go back to Afriqua with Lauryn Hill you Asshole losers!



  2. 2

    How is it racist to show a pic of 4 black men at an event? If it was a pic of 4 white men at a party, would there be cries of segregation too? Who cares what color people are - people are people.

  3. ONIT says – reply to this


    3

    Wow! The racism is so obvious. I wonder if they made the skin colors darker too? Didn't know Foxs news is such a platform for racism and that racism has so many supporters after WW2.



  4. 4

    Ohhh, Perez throws the race card AGAIN! By the way, Perez- you have got some nerve asking Fox News to retract that news story. Try looking at the propaganda on your own website before you go throwing stones.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    5

    Maybe the BBQ didn't create jobs. Did the haves-and-have-mores parties create jobs while everything was being taken off shore? Neither did, but people still celebrate birthdays. Life doesn't stop.



  6. 6

    As a senator he claimed he was born in Africa- so did his wife and now suddenly he was born in America…………..



  7. 7

    Bahahahahahahahaha. I've got a "hey pot, meet kettle" joke relating to your penchant for leaving out key parts of stories just like Fox News does- but I fear since the punchline of that has something to do with being black, I might be called racist.



  8. 8

    Re: Rattattattat – we'll do that when you go back to school you moron…check your spelling, IDIOT



  9. 9

    HOw come you are not posting about your precious Queen Freak getting sued for STEALING her Judas song….oh right because she never does anything wrong………



  10. 10

    The original headline was actually supposed to read; "Watermelon Hip Hop BBQ, with Chicken and Waffles", But as per usual someone got lazy down at Fox News and only reported half of the headline.



  11. 11

    Bitch please. Trying to push the race issue when there is none to push. There is no bottom of the barrell you will not scrape to make a non-story into a story. Fuck off already and push your race based agenda up your ass.



  12. 12

    Yeah more tax payer money down the drain for his buddies to eat and party in luxury. How about Obama forgo his pretty salary and put it backs towards the working man….oh right….I forget as he stated when he gave his campaign speech three days ago the problem with America was democracy!



  13. 13

    Yikes! That is racist!



  14. 14

    Balls! Oh God, the best headline ever. Fox is way too sophisticated and savvy to run this without knowing the repercussions. They had to of really thought this over first. They will defend it by saying there is absolutely nothing racial about it because there is no mention of race and hip hop is not racially exclusive. And neither is eating bbq.

  15. yeez says – reply to this


    15

    Well this post should bring a shit storm of racist comments.

  16. yeez says – reply to this


    16

    Re: chefkat – So by your logic he should just work for free…?



  17. 17

    What exactly is a "hip hop bbq" ?



  18. 18

    Re: Rattattattat – After you.



  19. 19

    Re: chefkat – ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Dude let the birther issue go. It's like an anchor around your neck.



  20. 20

    Yeah, it reminds me of that joke, "so four black dudes go to a BBQ…."
    Seriously Perez?? I really don't get racism out of that headline or picture… *rolls eyes*



  21. 21

    I can't believe how racially obsessed America are. Who gives a fuck whether someone is white or black?! And the headline of that article is not racist. It's discrimitve, but not racist.



  22. 22

    Re: chefkat – Not even remotely true. Try living in reality sometime, you might like it more than your mom's basement.



  23. 23

    I don't see anything racist with it and I am color blind when it comes to people. You guys are right, Perez is once again so farup Gaga's ass he only read half the news.



  24. 24

    If you dolts truly don't see the racism in that…well…you're dolts, so I guess it's expected. To retarded Meggie; if they showed a picture of 4 white men at a party and the headline read Cracker Honkies Mayonnaise HonkeyTonk doesn't create jobs, you don't think that would be racist?
    Plus, there's only 1 hip-hop artist even pictured, and he didn't put on a show.



  25. 25

    but that's what the media does. incites hate, so we'll never unite and fight for our rights. they will make us fight against each other, be disorganized and poor forever.



  26. 26

    Ok… here's why it's NOT racist. The point of the article was to show that Obama was kickin' it with celebrities and that's why there were no jobs created. The white people that were mentioned (Clinton, Daley, Pelosi) are white, but they are politicians. The men in the photo with Obama are celebrities (Jay-Z, Barkley and Rock). The point, although I don't necessarily agree, is that our nation needs help right now, so instead of a BBQ w/ celebs, maybe he should be concentrating on fixing some of the problems our nation is currently facing.



  27. 27

    Re: Rattattattat – Learn how to spell AFRCA you racist prick. It is a shame that it is 2011, and people are still racist. Well gues what Fox News and every other bigot, YOU LOST THE CIVIL WAR 150 YEARS AGO. All races, creeds, and religions make up America. Get use to it. Blacks don't need to go back to AFRICA, because America is our country.



  28. 28

    Um hello little Racist Fuckers.



  29. 29

    Amen, Lucky7Adam!



  30. 30

    Re: Lucky7Adam – What, EXACTLY is a "hip-hop bbq" ?



  31. 31

    I wonder if the president calls Jay z by his juvenile knickname or his real name, Shawn Carter?



  32. 32

    Seems to be truthful coverage. I wonder if any other presidents partied with Rap stars at during their birthday BBQ? Maybe dey shot some hoopes on the presidential Basketball court Obama put up. Pathetic example for a president and a leader.



  33. 33

    Oh my god today's fox headline is
    "Dow avoids Black Friday, posts gain"….. how racist right perez?



  34. 34

    It isn't racist to talk shit about a half-black president throwing himself a fancy fucking party while unemployment has been at 9.2% for months. Barry, get your God damn shit together. When you're back in Chicago on January 20th, 2013, don't wonder why you're a fucking one-termer. You're a one-termer because you love golf and your celeb-status more than you love the country you were elected to serve.



  35. 35

    anyone who doesn't think this is underlying racism is just being ignorant. and fox obviously did this to keep their racist audience upset and scared about having a black man as their president.
    *
    i would much rather Obama host a party with celebs and fellow american politicians than to hang out with the Saudis like one of our previous presidents.



  36. 36

    re: MissJosette

    Hip-hop BBQ = A BBQ where they play hip-hop music? Sounds like fun to me.



  37. 37

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – seems Obama's not the only president who likes to golf.
    George W. Bush: I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you.
    [George W. Bush brandishes a golf club]
    George W. Bush: Now, watch this drive.



  38. 38

    re: AttFinch Underlying racism? The race card is so often misplayed that the overlying problem is distracted from by over-saturating the situation with too many incidents that are misconstrued as having underlying racism, when in fact it's probably over-sensitivity and not actual racism. Remember 1 thing, it's racism not to vote for Obama simply because he's black… but it's just as racist to vote for Obama just because he is black. To defeat racism, you need to eradicate if from both sides.



  39. 39

    STFU Mario. You've got about 1,000,000 retractions you need to run from your bullying days.



  40. 40

    Re: AttFinch – All you fucking do is copy and paste. Do you any thoughts of your own or do you just repeat shit that Michael Moore and Rachel Maddow say? BTW, for the thousandth time, Barry Obama is half black. His mommy and the grandparents who raised him were full on white. It's nice to see you throw his white relatives under the bus just like Barry did. Typical racist liberal!



  41. 41

    I didn't think that for even a second when I saw that picture! Only racist people would think that. Didn't even cross my mind! Obama is an ASS anyways. Who the hell cares!



  42. 42

    Perez is so ignorant.



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  44. 44

    Re: JayBot – LMAO =)

    Am I the only one that doesn't see the racism here? People are way too sensitive.



  45. 45

    Re: Lucky7Adam – yes but… a headline featuring Charles Barkley, Chris Rock and Jayz warrants "hip hop bbq" when it was not originally labeled as such?
    Tom Hanks is way more famous and he was there too so why was he and his very famous wife not featured here?
    make way for grand master pelosi now…



  46. 46

    You libs can continue to whine about Fox Network, who regularly beats out all the alphabet network and cable stations in ratings substantially, because the vast majority of American people (yes, there are people living in "flyover country") watch Fox.



  47. 47

    Michelle Obama was disbarred in Illinois. A hospital adminstrator job at $ 300,000 per year was created for her, and since she left there, the job was never filled again. Where is the true story about this???????



  48. 48

    If you are going to post bullshit articles like this one…Then where the hell is your post about the gangs of black people in Wisconsin who attacked all those whilte people at the state fare??????? NOW THAT WAS BLATANT RACISM! …FUNNY…DONT SEE IT ANY WHERE ON YOU SITE!



  49. 49

    Re: BeepBop – Your first sentence is so very unintentionally hilarious.

    Telling someone to learn how to spell a word while misspelling the word yourself…



  50. 50

    So fucking stupid. I'm sure Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Eisenhower, Truman, and on and on, had mainly whites at their private parties. Was that segregation? No. It simply represented their friends. FOX is the real segregated club: They only hire fucking morons.



  51. 51

    Worst president in American History.. He oversaw the downgrade of the US Bond rating, with his poor ecomomic policies and corruption. He brings the country trickle up poverty. Things just get worse and worse under his rein of terror.



  52. 52

    I sure as hell do not remember ppl bashing President Bush over his birthday?!! So whats the diffrence. Also, we did not all of a sudden get in debt when President Obama got in office, it has been coming for a long time…like in Bush's 8 year term!! Sifck of people blaming President Obama for everything!! Its either an issue with him being a democrat (which is fine) or an issue of race(which is a alot of the reason some people hate him) & some people hate that him & his family arent "hood" or "ghetto" people that for some reason people think all black people are like & when you call them on it they say, "Im not racists , I have black friends" BS!!!!



  53. 53

    some of you people are fucking rediculous. first off, no one is going back to Africa, and second off, some say Obama is spending tax payer money on this party, um did you see perez's post about the casey anthony murder trial costing $700mil? Not every one has to like Obama, but please have some fucking sense.

  54. Pisky says – reply to this


    54

    You Sir Perez are an absolute fucktard. You thrash Fox news over and over again with allegations like this that have no base what so ever. It was showing how he had all these celebrities at the party that didn't happen to be a politician, but just happened to be black, in no way is that racist. Keep spewing you're Pro Keith olberman and MSNBC garbage you stupid Liberal fanatic idiot, jesus you're stupid.



  55. 55

    Obama shouldn't be partying with celebrities when good Americans are losing their homes and have to live on the street.

    AWESOME ARTICLE…..still waiting for my change….Obama



  56. 56

    Re: @v@ – the President should set the example moron!



  57. 57

    Re: MissDesir – shut up….we agree with them!



  58. 58

    Re: MissJosette – BBQ with a bunch of black people…really…you couldn't figure that out?

  59. @v@ says – reply to this


    59

    They're back to stoking the two party divisiveness to get voters to take their eye off the ball while it's business as usual in Washington, where they're all making out like bandits.



  60. 60

    Re: loveya1896 – $700,000 moron not million….how much did OJ Simpson's cost??? we had more evidence against him…

  61. @v@ says – reply to this


    61

    KIm K's Ugly Hippo Ass @ 56 - Moron? Think. Having a backyard BBQ at home instead of dinner for 200 at a five star white linen restaurant in D.D. IS setting the example.

  62. JSP says – reply to this


    62

    i think that the most racist part of the headline is the fact that they referred to an event that a number of notable african american people attended as a 'hip-hop barbecue'. it implies that african americans are all associated with the hip-hop scene. it's basically just them stereotyping, and i think it's quite obvious that fox news has an agenda (not that perez's site doesn't, but at least his agenda is tolerance).



  63. 63

    What if it were 4 white guys and they said a country barbeque…. no one would would bat an eye. See how double sided race is.



  64. 64

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – you get so easily upset when anyone has a differing opinion than yours. relax dude. i wrote two comments on this post. the first one i just said what i felt about the subject. the second one was a well known quote from w. bush. so many people just spout bullshit on perez that copying and pasting is the easiest way to state actual fact. sorry the truth angers you. everyone has seen the clip of bush at the golf course being so arrogant and uncaring. what does my comment have to do with maddow or moore? it needs no spin from leftist talking heads.
    *
    and in case you have been in a cave for the last 3yrs. Obama is considered the first black president of the united states of america.
    now try not to lose your feeble mind but here comes another copy and paste. lol!
    *
    The current President of the United States, Barack Obama, is a multiracial American, as he is the son of a Luo father from Kenya and a European American mother. While he does acknowledge the heritage of his parents, he identifies as African-American.



  65. 65

    Re: Rattattattat – Dude you are so fucking stupid. What part should we go back to? because last time I checked Africa isn't a country dumbass.



  66. 66

    Re: OBOMASFULASHIT – True where is that news coverage? And there was an attack against a black man by 3 white guys randomly calling this black guy the n word. And also a black man was ran over by 2 white guys. And the white guys also claimed they were proud of themselves for running over an n word, where are those news coverages perez, huh?



  67. 67

    Re: nicky45 – How do you know? Stop playing the race card.



  68. 68

    Re: McLunzie – oh you mean like perez and all liberals are now? nice.



  69. 69

    Rupert Murdoch doesn't want Obama, isn't that obvious, what Rupert want Rupert gets .. although now in the UK he can't do the same (anymore) .. I don't think the US are quite up to date on this dodgy character .. whatever is on Fox is what Murdoch wants on it … thats why you won't see anything negative about News International on Fox!! He doesn't have Obama in his pocket, good on you Obama!



  70. 70

    ^^^^^^^^^58
    Hippo ass- White people were there too. My point entirely - ignoramous.

  71. KateT says – reply to this


    71

    Let's be for real! That's an opinion page, number one. Second, the fact that he invited hip hop industry moguls pals (where there is a scarce non-Black American) to his "birthday" party is not what this event was! It was yet another fundraising party where up to $35,000 a head per ticket was billed!!!! The day I charge my "friends" for appearing at my birthday party is the day I lose them as friends. These are people who have some kind of vested interest in seeing this President return to office and they will not concede that his administration and policies are slowly ruining this country!



  72. 72

    Re: Meggie246624 – Ummm… Barack's "Hip Hop BBQ"? It's a hip hop barbeque just because black people were invited? Sounds a little racist to me.



  73. 73

    Re: heatherroses – It's not the picture. It's the caption. "Hip Hop BBQ"? What the heck? So when any more than 1 black person congregates in an area, it's automatically a hip hop party?



  74. 74

    Re: AttFinch – Your stupid copy and paste quote about the president considering himself black (and not half black/half white which he is in reality) is the precise reason I hate you AND Barry Obama. You can't stop copying and pasting like the fool you are then Barry throws his white heritage under the bus and you wonder why many white people think he's a sack of shit. He's like a bi-sexual who can't stand gay people. He's a fucking asshole and I love how the divided the country is. See ya in 2012!



  75. 75

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – How would you like to be his mother and have your own son completely disregard your heritage… You are right , idiots who copy and paste about race etc usually have two arguments. Racism and stupidity. If you do not agree with them you are both. Sad sad liberals



  76. 76

    Re: nicky45 – Hey, Nicky :) Yeah, I'd be pretty fucking pissed off if my relative disowned me because of my skin color just like Barry Obama disowned his white relatives. He also changed his name from Barry to Barack because Barry "sounded too American." Huh, Barry? You didn't like the name Barry because it "sounded too American?" Well, fuck you Barry! How this fucking joker got elected, I'll never understand.



  77. 77

    It's time to Impeach BO because of his incompetence. The US can't survive another year of his Marxist regime. The US needs jobs not welfare checks. He will go down in history as the "food stamp" president.



  78. 78

    Wow there are people out there who take Fox as a credible news source? I thought it only existed for us to point and laugh at…



  79. 79

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – barry was a nickname given to barrack as a child. when he became an adult he chose to go by his actual name (you know the one on his long form birth certificate) like lots of other people do when they reach a certain age. plus when running for office who in their right mind would go by a nickname.
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    as for disowning or as you said throwing his white relatives under the bus i guess you are talking about his mother and grandparents. well he has said about his mother that he thanks her for the values that led him to the work he does now and he credits her with impressing upon him one's duty to others. and he describes his grandmother who he called "toots" (which is hawaiian for grandmother) as humble and plain spoken, one of the quiet heroes that we have all across america working hard and hoping to see their children and grandchildren thrive. god it sounds like he just hated them. LOL!!!
    *
    you know making shit up and spreading untruths is very typical of conservatives/republicans and i'm sure you are very proud of yourself for continuing that fucked up tradition.



  80. 80

    It amazes me that sooo many cucasians support this crap…Obama is a politician…so why didn't Fox news comment on the political people in attendance….instead they show an athlete a commedian and a musician….??/ Fos news is making a story, not reporting on one…pathetic really….



  81. 81

    oh yes and elderidge Cleaver…If he paid for the party…he can do whatever he wants…



  82. 82

    For you race baiters….what part of the title is racist? I think you're just trying to distract from the main point that BO's not competent to be the president. He's not creating jobs, the US stature is declining, people are becoming pessimistic, he's not a leader, and his policies have failed. Other than that he's a great guy.



  83. 83

    Why dont YOU go back to Ireland or whatever country your protitute great grandmother got kicked out of…Newsflash; grade 11 history class….early caucasians who came to America were criminals and prostitutes they wanted to get rid of in Europe. Black people on the other hand, were chosen as slaves for their incredible physical strenght…And as far as I know, Lauryn Hill is chilling in Jamaica, not in Africa, you dumb ignorant fuck!



  84. 84

    I hope the President and his guest had a good time. Happy Birthday Mr. President!



  85. 85

    PEREZ THIS IS JUST A PERSONAL PIECE OF ADVICE FROM ME TO U AS A MEMBER OF THE HUMAN RACE: I BELIEVE THAT A MAN IN YOUR POSITION (U KNOW REPORTING ALL THE GOODS ON THE CELEBS ANDALL) SHOULD DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM ANYTHING POLITICAL. THAT WAY THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ANYONE ( AND U KNOW WHO ALL I MEAN) TO TAKE POT SHOTS AT U AND GIVE YOU THE NASTY BUSINESS LIKE THEY LIKE TO. AND BY THE WAY I HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THE COMMENTS BELOW YET, BUT I KNOW ALREADY THERE ARE GONNA BE SOME THAT DOWNRIGHT WANNA HANG U. SO THINK ABOUT IT OKAY?



  86. 86

    ARE U FUCHING KIDDING ME? U WAIT TILL THE END OF MY COMMENT TO TELL ME ITS TOO LONG? OKAY FOLKS HEAR IT IS IF I CAN REMEMBER NEVER FUCHING MIND. HE JUST WANTED TO BE THE FIRST BLACK PREZ. TO DO ONE TERM. TOO MUCH TIME WITH HIS FAMILY TOO MUCH MONEY ON NEEDLESS PARTIES, HAS GOTTEN EVEN MORE OF OUR SOLDIERS KILLED, NAVY SEALS RING A BELL? WHEN DOES "THE CHANGE" START O'BABBLE? I AM PISSED I HAD SUCH A GREAT COMMENT, YOU IDIOTS REALLY OUGHT TO START SAYING SOMETHING WHEN "I REACH MY EFFING LIMIT'" NOT WHEN IM ALREADY THERE. GEEZ LOUISE PEREZ WHERE DO U FIND THIS STAFF?



  87. 87

    Re: AttFinch – HEY YOUR COMMENT IS JUST AS LONG IF NOT LONGER THAN MINE WAS, WHATS UP WITH THAT STAFFERS?



  88. 88

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Actually, Barack is his father's name so you should re-evaluate where you get your information.