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Fox News Racist Story on Colin Powell? Poll

October 15, 2008

Fox News has a story on the potential endorsement of Senator Obama by Colin Powell, using Colin Powell’s recent dancing at a festival in London as a sign that he’ll endorse Barack Obama. This is a very strange statement, and one that can only be described as blatantly racist.

A snippet:

Colin Powell has his dancing shoes on, fueling speculation that he’s gearing up to do the Obama Two-Step.

The normally staid former U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff performed an impromptu hip-hop dance alongside well-known rap stars Tuesday following a speech at a festival in London celebrating African-American music and fashion.

Seriously. He danced, therefore he is going to endorse Barack Obama. Think about it. Unbelievable.

Or is it that he went to an African heritage festival?

He never stated a preference of a candidate at the festival, and stated

I stand before you as an African-American. Many people have said to me you became secretary of state of the USA, is it still necessary to say that you are an African American or that you are black? And I say yes, so that we can remind our children.

It took a lot of people struggling to bring me to this point in history, I didn’t just drop out of the sky. People came from my continent in chains.

Nothing there to suggest anything other than his understanding of history. If acknowledgment of his own history is an indication of imminent endorsement to Fox News, isn’t that assuming that his acknowledgement of his African slave heritage means he will vote for an African-American, which is at the very, very least stereotyping him into the ‘I’ll vote for him because he’s my own race’ thing?

I call this racism. Say what you want, but this is craziness.

Was this story over the line?

Full Report to follow, just in case they take it down:

Hip-Hop-Dancing Colin Powell Fuels Speculation He’ll Endorse Obama
Colin Powell showed off his hip-hop moves at an ‘Africa Rising’ celebration in London Tuesday, fueling speculation that the former secretary of state is about to endorse Barack Obama for president.

FOXNews.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Colin Powell busts a move

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell dances at an African-American festival inside London’s Royal Albert Hall

Colin Powell has his dancing shoes on, fueling speculation that he’s gearing up to do the Obama Two-Step.

The normally staid former U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff performed an impromptu hip-hop dance alongside well-known rap stars Tuesday following a speech at a festival in London celebrating African-American music and fashion.

His address at the “Africa Rising” celebration inside London’s Royal Albert Hall fueled speculation that an endorsement of Barack Obama is imminent.

Powell — who has yet to back a candidate — told the audience: “I stand before you as an African-American. Many people have said to me you became secretary of state of the USA, is it still necessary to say that you are an African American or that you are black? And I say yes, so that we can remind our children.”

“It took a lot of people struggling to bring me to this point in history,” Powell told the audience. “I didn’t just drop out of the sky. People came from my continent in chains.”

Powell has said in the past that he has been hesitant to make an endorsement until he hears more from both candidates.

Political pundits have speculated that his endorsement might come shortly after Wednesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University, during which both Obama and John McCain will square off on domestic issues.

Many political analysts — including Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert Novak and William Kristol — have predicted that Powell, who was secretary of state under President Bush, will back the Democrat in the race.

After Powell’s address to the audience, he took center stage — dressed in a suit and tie — to show off his hip-hop dance moves.

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4 comments

  1. He was so neutral in his interviews how could anyone say he is going to endorse Obama? Also when Powell ran for president, albiet for a short time, wasn’t he a republican? But then in media things that match get grouped together. Obama and Powell only have race in common


  2. Thanks for the linky goodness, I returned the favor. As to this completely boneheaded report (dancing? Obama? is this some galactic proof that having rhythm means you wouldn’t have been able to vote in colonial times) I quote a (near) relative. “Fox news says that they are fair and balanced, but I’m not sure I believe it.”


  3. lol, I use Fox News as a bell weather for how far someone can go in telling mistruths before they start losing money because of it. It would be a good study for a car salesman.


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