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Published:June 15th, 2008 14:30 EST
FOX News Outrage: They Call Michelle Obama A "Baby Mama"

FOX News Outrage: They Call Michelle Obama A "Baby Mama"

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A term used to define an unmarried young woman (but can be a woman of any age) who has had a child. As mentioned before in another definition, most of the time it is used for when it was simply a sexual relationship, compared to ex-wife or girlfriend.

Usually this has a negative connotation, a lot of baby mamas are seen as desperate, gold digging, emotionally starved, shady women who had a baby out of spite or to keep a man. Sometimes they may act like this because of missed child support payments, unfulfilled promises by the father, or convenient sex by the father. Either or both may exist in any situation."

Definition of "Baby Mama" from UrbanDictionary.Com

"Baby Mamas" are staples of the Jerry Springer and Maury Povich programs, but the term is rarely heard in polite society.

I was shocked and outraged when FOX News referred to Michelle Obama as Obama`s baby mama in a graphic:

"FOX News Channel referred to Michelle Obama as `Obama`s baby mama` in a graphic on Wednesday, the latest in a trio of references to the Democratic presidential campaign that have given fuel to network critics.

The graphic `Outraged liberals: Stop picking on Obama`s baby mama` was flashed during an interview with conservative columnist Michelle Malkin about whether Barack Obama`s wife has been the target of unfair criticism."

Quotation from the Associated Press.

This is blatant racism on the part of FOX News; they would never refer to John McCain`s wife as a baby mama.

Michelle Obama is a very accomplished professional with a law degree from Harvard Law School, but FOX News dismissed her as a baby mama. Is FOX News intimidated by a highly educated, brilliant, attractive and accomplished black woman?

It`s an insult to refer to Michelle as a baby mama; she is a tremendous asset to her husband. Michelle is a great speaker in her own right, and her husband relies on her for advice.

"Rupert Murdoch`s FOX News television station has been forced to apologise to Barack Obama after screening a racially tinged caption referring to his wife Michelle as his "baby mama".

Bill Shine, senior vice president of programming at FOX, said that a producer "exercised poor judgment". The statement came as Obama established a website to help counter what he referred to as smears and rumours."

Quotation from Guardian.Co.UK

The apology by FOX News is not enough, discerning viewers need to turn away from FOX News and switch their allegiance to CNN or MSNBC.