Dear precious Lord. And to think we have at least five more months of this.
Seems FOX News learned some hip new slang. While the “Terrorist Fist Jab,” loved by not just Barry and Michelle, but that noted Jihadist, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, was completely alien to them, FOX is “hood” enough and has listened to enough Snoop Dogg to drop a reference to the unwed mothers of illegitimate children all across the land.
Only Michelle’s not an unwed mother and her kids totally have Barack’s last name. But take it from Donklephant who breaks it down ever so directly why this term is both inaccurate and offensive:
First, there are various definitions of “Baby Mama”, but they all basically boil down to a single, unmarried mom. Urban Dictionary has the definition as “the mother of your child(ren), whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved.” So not only is the term offensive, it’s also completely inaccurate.
Second, nowhere in Fox’s segment did “outraged liberals” actually say this. No, this was just Fox News’ clever little way to say that Dems are warning conservative groups that they shouldn’t go after Michelle Obama.
And The Houston Chronicle’s Something Different blog was also perplexed by the dumbass nature of this particular bit 0′ slang:
The strange thing about the caption was that neither Malkin nor Kelly said those words during the interview. Apparently, someone in the production room decided to insert their personal opinion. I know Fox has an anti-Obama slant, as borne out by Sean Hannity’s continuous rant about the “radical” Barack Obama, but this is over the top.
Is this what we can expect from the “fair and balanced” network from now ‘til November? Since it’s only June, I shudder to think what words might crawl across the screen by then.
And how, Houston Chron. I don’t know what we’ll do if FOX producers start watching Eddie Murphy’s “Raw” or discovers Akon. And, please Jesus, don’t let them find those “Snaps” books from the mid-90s lest we have to endure poorly played “Yo Mama so fat” jokes until November
In other news: The folks at What About Our Daughters have launched their Michelle Obama Watch to keep an eye on tomfoolery like what I just discussed here. The Watch is apolitical. They mostly want document how the media, et al, treat La Femme Obama — good, bad and ugly. They’re also looking for contributors. I’m far too long-winded, but I’ll try to pass along tips. Click here for more info.