FOX News Obama Baby Mama Drama
While its fair to criticize Michelle Obama in her political speeches ,it is not balanced to degrade black women.This occurred this past week in news reports.Michelle Obama by her status as the wife of Democratic presumptive nominee has become a positive symbol to black women in this country .
For Fox to stream on its banner the title "Obama's baby mama" is back handed affront to black women everywhere . The cheap shot in the Fox clip is the term "baby mama". The term denigrates her and relegates her status as a wife ,by implying that she is a woman that who is not married and has children by Barack.This is not the case,in a era when out of wed lock births are epidemic in the black community,the Obama family has become a symbol of black family , much like the Cosby's in years gone by. Fox News execs while choosing to identify Michelle as a "baby's mama" is the epitome of racism and sexism . Fox should stick to the news and not cheapen itself by giving in to certain base instincts. We have already seen this played out on the campaign trail in many ways and forms .Stay tuned if Fox is doing this, wait until the GOP operatives began to "swift boat" with their anti Obama advertising in the fall . Michelle Obama criticism will not be off limits in this campaign, however snide attacks by the press against black women should always be off limits .