Fox News Attacks On 'Vile Rapper' Common Was Debunked By Their Own Reporting


As MSNBC's Cenk Uygur pointed out here, after President Obama had a pretty good couple of weeks in the news cycle, Fox looks pretty desperate with their latest attack on the administration. Here's more from Media Matters -- "Very Positive": Fox News' Smear Of "Vile Rapper" Common Debunked By Own Reporting:

Conservatives such as Fox News, the Daily Caller and Sarah Palin are criticizing the White House's invitation to rapper Common for a poetry event over the purported vulgarity of his lyrics. Fox Nation, for instance, called Common a "vile rapper."

But roughly half-a-year ago, Fox News had a different tone about Common. In an October 2010 report for, reporter Jason Robinson interviewed the "rap legend" and told him, "your music is very positive. And you're known as the conscious rapper. How important is that to you, and how important do you think that is to our kids?"

Common replied that it's a "significant role. I just try to show who we are as well-rounded people and I'm happy to be known as the conscious artist."

They really need to quit writing Jon Stewarts' material for him over at Fox. They're making it too easy for him with this sort of nonsense.

And right on cue, Jon Stewart ripped them up for it tonight.

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