Fox News has a long past of demeaning Black public figures and culture.
From telling LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” to belittling everything Barack Obama’s ever done,, the cable news network loves to put down Black excellence.
It happened again recently and this one was an all-time low. Frequent offender Laura Ingraham was discussing the incredible turnout for Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service and highlighted the song “F**k Donald Trump (FDT).” She said the song was Nipsey’s (even though it’s YG’s) and called it “recent” (even though it came out in 2016). Fox News and research are never a successful pairing.
She then proceeded to play a clip from the “FDT” music video which only shows YG in the clip and while panning to her co-host for The Ingraham Angle she laughed at the visual. The segment concludes with her asking of the track, “Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever for African-Americans?”
Here's Laura Ingraham mocking a murder victim, just hours after he was laid to rest, because he opposed Trump 3 years ago. (Also, the man rapping in that video is YG, a person who is not Nipsey Hussle.) For shame.pic.twitter.com/02iBYdr5wo— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) April 13, 2019
It was disgusting to say the least and social media, including many in hip hop. Perhaps Tory Lanez’s response to Ingraham and her network was the shortest and sweetest.
Under a pic of himself, he captioned, “F**K YOU LAURA FROM @foxnews LIKE SINCERELY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART .. F**K YOU.”
While it might not be the most eloquent reaction, it does capture his anger and the thoughts many have for Ingraham and the vile network that continues to employ her. Maybe she’s the one who needs to take her own advice and “shut up.”
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