Media Mash: 'Common' Controversy Edition
"It is edgy to have people on the mainstream of Hollywood who celebrate cop killers," but it's quite another thing when the president of the United States invites such a person like rapper Common to the White House for a poetry event, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Fox News's Sean Hannity last night.
Although Common wrote a rap song defending a convicted cop killer and has been known to be critical of interracial dating, the media largely ignored the controversial figure to protect President Obama from another Rev. Wright-like row, Bozell noted.
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"Imagine President Bush inviting two people in one night to the White House that were against interracial relationships," Hannity posited, arguing the media would have reacted negatively as well they should have.
In addition to the Common controversy, the Media Research Center founder discussed President Obama's poll numbers returning back to earth following the bin Laden bounce, illustrating the dopiness of the media suggesting Obama has reelection in the bag thanks to the bin Laden's demise on his watch.