Fox News offends the Obama camp, referring to Michelle as Obama's "Baby Mama."
Last week, when the caption "OUTRAGED LIBERALS: STOP PICKING ON OBAMA'S BABY MAMA!" appeared during a report on whether Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, has been mistreated by media, political blogs were all abuzz. To some, "Baby Mama" is an obvious racial jab. The Urban Dictionary defines "Baby Mama" as "the mother of your child(ren), whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved."
Since Obama and Michelle are very much married, it's difficult to imagine what was going on in the mind of the segment's producer. (The culprit has so far gone unnamed) Did they think they were being funny, hip, or did they succumb to an uncontrollable desire to rhyme Obama with mama?
Still, we're not so easily swayed. Especially when you put it to the McCain test. Can you imagine Fox using the Baby Mama caption on an image of Cindy McCain? What do you think: Is this a racist slur or a stupid mistake?