This was very predictable. Some on the right have been trying to paint President Obama with the Black Stereotype brush. Remember Glenn Beck and others have stated that Obama has a deep seeded hatred of white people. There have been several racial cartoons depicting our president as a monkey or worse. So, the fact that Obama invited rapper Common to the White House is another opportunity for the Right to go nuts about rap music… except this rapper delivers a positive message.
From Media Matters:
Tonight, MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur reported on the freak-out by the right-wing media, including Fox News, about the White House’s invitation to rapper Common for a poetry event.
Uygur noted that Fox’s attacks are hypocritical in light of the fact that the network had sung a much different tune about Common roughly half-a-year ago.
“It’s funny how quickly Fox forgets things,” Uygur said. “As Media Matters points out, just in October, Fox interviewed Common, praising him as a ‘very positive’ and ‘conscious rapper.’ ”
The interview between reporter Jason Robinson and Common that was posted on FoxNews.com can be seen here.