Fox News’ tantrum about the poet/rapper named Common who was invited to perform at the White House was the usual deceptively cherry-picked, manufactured outrage they peddle on a nightly basis — expertly exposed by Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” (also as usual). The “rough, raunchy and raw” lines quoted by Fox personalities from Common’s poems were taken out of context to seemingly mean the exact opposite of what the rapper was actually communicating. The dudes about as “raw” as Arsenio Hall. If you missed Stewart’s break down of Hannity and crew’s inaccuracy, watch it here:
And for an example of the kind of rapper that is Fox approved, look no further than this footage of Hi-Caliber, performing on Fox News. There’s no shortage of mediocre rappers, but this corrosive drivel likening “baby killer” liberals to cancer is exceptionally mind numbing.
Later, this so called Christian “song” goes straight into the kind of rah rah patriotic pro-violence fist pumping which can usually only be found in the most sugar addled 10 year-old boys. They link 911 immediately to the Iraq war without hesitation, and exclaim with glee, “Homies in Iraq right now, wish I could see ’em, bet they kickin’ doors down right now, oh I believe it!” Then blather on about, “Desert commandos, real life Rambos, blazin’ that heavy ammo!” Fox News, just bringing that 5th grade talent show.