Comments on: Fox News calls Obama’s wife “baby mama” http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Penny http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363574 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:38:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363574 It’s both revealing and disappointing how this campaign has forced all the hidden bigotry and disrespect to come to the surface. Usually it’s kept just on this side of subtle, but now people just can’t help themselves. They think they’re taking Obama down a notch, or maybe they think they’re just making a harmless joke (but jokes can reveal the true nature of the jokester, yes?), instead they’re just identifying themselves as obsolete in any serious political discussion. As vile as I find these insults, put-downs and insinuations, I can’t help but relish finding out all these real feelings and being able to dismiss these characters (journalists,regular citizens, whoever, even so-called democrats) as irrelevant once and for all.
Stuck on his middle name, Hussein? You deserve no credit for your ethnic bias.
Think he’s a Muslim, and think that should even matter if he was? Move to Vatican City or some other religiously controlled territory of your choice. You certainly don’t understand the greatness of this country.
Don’t get why calling his wife his baby’s mama isn’t derogatory, bigoted and disrespectful? Let’s make stereotypical jokes about you and your family based wholly on your race. Better yet, let’s make important decisions, like giving you a job, promotion, a loan, a friendly smile, based wholly on your race and see how long you sit for that.

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By: Jimmy Jenius http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363552 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:10:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363552 Fox News = right wing non-stop propaganda. Who is dumb enought to listen to them?

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By: Gerald Shields http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363542 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 04:38:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363542 Not only was that comment pathetic and racist, but it’s also inaccurate. The term “Baby’s Mamma” is used to describe the mother of a man’s illegitimate, and usually accidental, baby. Since Obama is clearly married, that term wouldn’t apply at all.

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By: Anne Arkey http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363501 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 16:20:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363501 It is no surprise that these types of comments are coming from the Fox News commentators. Any news organization that has to promote themselves as “fair and balanced” is probably not fair and has no balance (in the mental arena unstable).

After all, why would the commentators make provocative statements in one breath and them apologize for those same statements in the next? When you build your news organization on “entertainment values” you are going to comments like these.

Rupert Murdoch and his minions have dumbing down the American public for years. They apparently think it is easy enough to do.

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By: Geoff http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363489 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 09:52:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363489 Reminiscent of the sort of sneering, degrading comments you used to hear in 1930s Germany from people wearing brown shirts. Fox is a journalistic toilet, kind of like the rags you find at checkout counters, perhaps banking on outrageous comments to build ratings.

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By: Conscientious Observer http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363486 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 08:46:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363486 I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. People like this can’t help themselves. When you lack basic common decency and basic common sense you don’t know how to keep your foot out of your mouth, morestill you don’t realise it’s there until it’s pointed out to you AND you get embarassed. Fox is just showing the world how professional their employees really and their view on certain topics. There is always other news broadcasters with a little more intelligence (we hope) to listen to.

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By: Cheryl http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/comment-page-1/#comment-363473 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 02:29:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/13/fox-news-calls-obamas-wife-baby-mama/#comment-363473 This is absolutely pathetic. Is it too much to ask of this branch of our “mainstream” media that they try to act like mature adults and not a bunch of juvenile middle-school brats? At this point I’d rather take my chances with the 13-year-olds than waste my time listening to what FOX news has to say – about ANYTHING. How horribly sad. GROW UP PEOPLE!!!!!!

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