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ABC Fawns Over Rapper Common, Ignores Violent, Misogynistic Lyrics

May 29th, 2018 1:09 PM
During a glowing softball interview with controversial rapper Common on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, the hosts applauded the singer for serving as a spokesman for Starbucks training on racial bias, but failed to question him about his violent and misogynistic lyrics. In sharp contrast, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly blasted the coffee chain’s decision to partner with the performer.
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Hollywood Gloats at Oscars: 'We Make Films to Upset Mike Pence'

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March 5th, 2018 2:16 AM
In a repeat performance from last year, late night talk show host turned liberal political activist Jimmy Kimmel hosted The Oscars on March 4. Aired on ABC in prime time, the 90th Academy Awards show was so self-indulgent and stuffed with liberal propaganda, that it ran a full 50 minutes late.

CNN Anchor: Are Conservatives Angry About Common's White House Appeara

May 15th, 2011 5:49 PM
As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, Obama-loving media are busily depicting every criticism of the Administration as being racially motivated. On Saturday, Don Lemon brought on a number of guests on "CNN Newsroom" to discuss how the recent controversy surrounding rapper Common's appearance at the White House is all because he's black (video follows with transcript…

Randi Rhodes: Conservatives Would Oppose Shakespeare...and 'Want to Sh

May 15th, 2011 7:26 AM
You might think most rappers aren’t exactly Shakespeare, but left-wing radio talker Randi Rhodes was implying that connection on Wednesday when it came to the rapper Common’s "poetry" at the Obama White House. "He’s brilliant, he’s absolutely brilliant," she asserted. And conservatives would oppose Shakespeare, too: Look, the conservatives, if…

Bozell Column: 'Common' Nonsense

May 14th, 2011 8:42 AM
The Obamas want credit for bringing American culture to the White House. When they decided to celebrate poetry at the White House on May 10, it was really not a surprise they would try to make it socially "relevant" by inviting a rap music "artist" to unload some rhymes. The rapper goes by the name "Common" (real name: Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.). He is celebrated by…

Media Mash: 'Common' Controversy Edition

May 13th, 2011 11:37 AM
"It is edgy to have people on the mainstream of Hollywood who celebrate cop killers," but it's quite another thing when the president of the United States invites such a person like rapper Common to the White House for a poetry event, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Fox News's Sean Hannity last night. Although Common wrote a rap song defending a convicted cop killer…

CNN Deflects Scrutiny Away From Rapper's Violent Lyrics, Dismisses Con

May 12th, 2011 5:00 PM
On Thursday morning, CNN largely dismissed the controversy over the White House invite of rapper Common, using talking points from the White House and Comedy Central's Daily Show to marginalize conservative critics. Anchor Carol Costello deflected attention away from the rapper's violent lyrics by quoting a rap of his that has a pro-life message. She quoted none of his violent lyrics…

WaPo Skips Common's White House Poem Line That 'God Watches' and Was

May 12th, 2011 4:40 PM
Washington Post reporter Dan Zak was assigned the story of the rapper Common’s performance at the White House on Wednesday night, and he not only buried the lead – he completely ignored it. I don’t mean that he failed to quote any of the controversial rap/poetry lyrics about “Burn a Bush” or hailing convicted cop-killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu-Jamal. He did…
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ABC's Jake Tapper: Rapper Who Called for Burning George W. Bush 'Is N

May 12th, 2011 12:03 PM
According to Good Morning America reporter Jake Tapper, a rapper who called for the burning of George W. Bush "is not particularly controversial." The artist, known as Common, has repeatedly defended cop killers such as Mumia Abu-Jamal and appeared at a White House poetry event, Wednesday.