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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fox News: There Are no "Non Angry" Black Women

I'm sorry y'all we posted about this over at Michelle Obama Watch early this morning and someone reminded me that folks over here might not know. Fox News of all channels was attempting to have a conversation about the portrayal of Michelle Obama in the meid and in the discussion about her being branded an Angry Black Woman, Cal Thomas, a contibutor basically said that there aren't any Black women who are not angry. His examples were Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney and Black mothers whose children have been killed and appear ANGRY on the evening news. now whose fault is it that that he had so few examples? Here is the transcript and a link to the full video.

THOMAS: I want to pick up on something that Jane said about the angry black woman. Look at the image of angry black women on television. Politically you have Maxine Waters of California, liberal Democrat. She's always angry every time she gets on television. Cynthia McKinney, another angry black woman. And who are the black women you see on the local news at night in cities all over the country. They're usually angry about something. They've had a son who has been shot in a drive-by shooting. They are angry at Bush. So you don't really have a profile of non-angry black women.


PINKERTON: Oprah Winfrey.

THOMAS: Oprah Winfrey. Yes, there you go, Oprah Winfrey.

Dear Fox News,

Please hire more Black folks or something because I don't know if y'all are going to make it to November at this rate. Terrorist fist jab, Baby Mama, There are no Black women who are not angry? I mean seriously. It isn't even July yet.

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