: <p><a href="http://www.sohh.com/2008/07/news-nas-joins.html">As <em>SOHH </em>previously reported</a>, Nas partnered with grassroots organizations <em>ColorofChange.org</em> and <em>MoveOn.org</em> to put an end to what they call <em>Fox</em>'s "racist pr

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 5:57PM

Published by SOHH.com

Written By Danica Dow


Nas joined a throng of protesters at the Fox News building in Manhattan this afternoon to deliver over 600,000 petitions demanding that the network stop racist smearing against African-Americans and democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

As SOHH previously reported, Nas partnered with grassroots organizations ColorofChange.org and MoveOn.org to put an end to what they call Fox's "racist propaganda."

"I'm here today to stand with the ColorofChange.org," Nas said as he read from a prepared speech.  "Over 600,000 people of every color across the country are demanding that Fox stop their racist attacks on the Obama family and on black America."

"We already know that Fox is not a news network," he continued.  "They are a propaganda machine but their racist attacks have gone way too far.  Calling Michele Obama ‘Barack's baby momma?' Tell me is that acceptable to you?  Is that racist?" he asked the crowd.

Nas also referenced the network's portrayal of the fist bump that Barack and Michelle Obama shared as a "terrorist fist jab" and Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly's call for a "lynching party" for the woman who may become First Lady.

"Fox poisons this country every time they air racist propaganda and try to call it news," said the Queensbridge rapper.  "This should outrage every American that Fox uses hateful language to talk about the person who may be the first black president."

According to Nas the Obamas aren't the only victims of Fox News.  He also blames the network for attacking, black leaders, black institutions, ordinary black people and of course hip-hop artists.

"It's offensive to black Americans," he said. "It's offensive to all Americans. That's why I wrote on my new album a song called, ‘Sly Fox,'" he said before reciting a few lines from the song. 

"Watch what you watchin'/ Fox keeps feeding us toxins/ stop sleepin'/ start thinkin'."

In related news Nas' Untitled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today. The controversial album was Nas' fifth No. 1 album, and sold 187,000 albums it's first week out.

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