Fox News calls Michelle Obama "Obama's baby mama"

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    If it were any other news organization, I would be livid. However, since it is Fox... eh.

    Whatever one may think of Michelle Obama, she is a serious and accomplished woman and the wife of the Democratic nominee for President. Not only is this kind of reference cheap and disrespectful, but I have a hard time seeing the white wife of a presidential nominee being referred to as a "baby mama." This probably qualifies as both racist and sexist. Who actually watches this shit?

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    What does baby mama mean, exactly?
     
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    It is exactly what it sounds like and generally refers to a mother not married to a child's father. It is all about the illegitimacy. It is most widely used in the US in black culture, specifically in hip-hop music.

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    Fox news is written for people who are practically retarded.

    It takes extremely complex issues and reduces to simplistic absurdities.

    It speaks in half truths that pander to people's baser fears and prejudices.

    Naturally, it's very popular.

    Stupid people want simply answers, and Fox News is right there providing them to those people predisposed to liking junk social and political science.

    Is this not obvious to all of us here?

    Most of you appear to me to be rather sophisticated, so regardless of your political predispositions, it seems to me that you must all understand that Fox's mission isn't exactly to education, so much as to placate the idiots.
     
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    ....or pander to their target audience.

    I like Obama, I'm more than likely going to vote for him....but I think the quote is hilarious.
     
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    It would be funny (and more appropriate) on The Daily Show or Colbert Report. Given my feelings towards Fox, it remains a little bit funny as it reinforces my opinion of them as buffoons that cannot be taken seriously. However, the that they are widely accepted as a legitimate news organization makes it less funny.
     
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    Must really frost you that most people like and watch Fox and when given the choice between the leftwing spin machine our national news used to be they switched in droves to Fox.
     
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    It doesn't "frost" me. It depresses me.
     
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    On a completely unrelated issue?

    DIRT, your animated GIFS make reading and viewing any page with one of your posts on it rather a pain in the ass.

    The navigation jumps around like the html has palsy or something, and the only time this happens to me is on pages where your animations exist.

    Any chance you might be willing to stop entertaining us with these entertaining but bandwidth-hogging animations?
     
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    Get cable and join the 21st century?
     

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