Fox News ticker: 'Let's hope the magic negro does a good job'
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Published: Thursday January 1, 2009


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As if Americans needed any more reminders of how closely aligned with the Republican party the Fox News network is, New Year's Eve brings us this new tidbit.

During it's broadcast from New York City, the network encouraged viewers to send in text messages which, if approved by moderators, would scroll across the Fox ticker at the bottom of the screen.

Moderators, however, let this one slip: "HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LETíS HOPE THE MAGIC NEGRO DOES A GOOD JOB. LOVE JEN AND JOHN C."

"Slip," meaning the comment either just 'got past' a negligent moderator, or said moderator thought it was appropriate for broadcast.

Chip Saltsman, a candidate to lead the Republican National Committee, distributed a CD to RNC members containing the parody song "Barack the Magic Negro," that has been a source of loud, public GOP infighting over the holiday season.

"The Republican Party paid a steep price for race-baiting in the presidential campaign," said the New York Times on Wednesday. "We thought after all that ó and, oh yes, losing the election ó everyone in the Republican Party leadership would have figured out that race-baiting alienates young, minority and all reasonable voters. Clearly, not everyone has."

"Barack the Magic Negro," which was first played on Limbaugh's radio show in March 2007, mocks Obama as being the perfect candidate for white liberals because he is not a "real" black man.

The following video was captured by ThinkProgress on Jan. 1, 2009.




 
 


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