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Taking a Stand against Fox News coverage

Hip hop artist Nas joins with national organizations to oppose Fox News racist coverage of presidential elections.

MoveOn.org, ColorOfChange.org and BraveNewFoundation joined together to object racism in Fox News coverage of ’08 presidential election campaign.

From MoveOn.org:

Over the last several weeks, FOX has had a string of incidents that many believe are a veiled attempt to prey on racism and intolerance and cast the Obamas as “outsiders”: an on-screen graphic referred to Mrs. Obama as “Obama’s baby mama,” a pundit “confused” Obama with Osama and then joked they should both be assassinated, and an anchor called a loving fist bump between Barack and Michelle a “terrorist fist jab.” In February, Bill O’Reilly talked about calling a “lynching party” to deal with Michelle.

The organizations gathered 620,127 signatures on petition and delivered to Fox New headquarters on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Hip hop artist NAS joined representatives of MoveOn.org and ColorOfChange to deliver petitions to Fox News Headquarters.

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