Going There

Last week: Dap was turned into “terrorist fist jabbing”.

Today: Apparently, Michelle is not Barack’s wife, but rather his “baby’s mamma”.

Special Bonus: Get your Obama Monkey Doll today!

As Oliver Willis said, they might as well just call the Obama’s ni##ers and get it over with.

Update: Alex Knapp at Outside the Beltway makes probably the best point about this whole thing.

His remarks are below.

UPDATE (Alex Knapp) I don’t usually weigh in on this sort of thing, but I have to disagree with my colleague James on this one–Fox’s caption on here is enormously disrespectful. I wholeheartedly agree with this portion of sci-fi author John Scalzi’s take on the matter:

Calling Michelle Obama a “baby mama” isn’t just Fox News have a happy casual larf; it’s using urban slang to a) remind you the Obamas are black, b) belittle a woman of considerable personal accomplishment, and c) frame Barack Obama’s relationship to his wife and children in a way that insults him, minimizes his love for and commitment to his family, and reinforces stereotypes about black men.

If we still had such a thing as civility and manners in this country, Michelle Obama would be referred to in the media as “Michelle Obama” or “Mrs. Obama”. Even if there was no racial intent on the part of Fox News, using the phrase “Baby Mama” for the wife of the Democratic nominee for President just shows no class, decorum, or manners.


~ by uvasig on June 12, 2008.

One Response to “Going There”

  1. This whole thing is funny to me. Why is everyone so touchy these days. Personally, the sock monkey really does look like Obama. If people weren’t so “offended” it probably would be a great deal of advertisement for the candidate and, a great money-maker for this free enterprise nation we live in. If you don’t like the monkey, don’t buy it. Finished.

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