In this life, we can rely on a handful of unshakeable truths. Chief among these constants is the reliable consistency of Fox News and its endless, exponentially laughable output of half-baked assessments of modern problems from a decidedly antiquated angle. True to form, Fox News wasted very little in bringing out the worst in themselves following President Barack Obama's interview on WTF with Marc Maron.
As reported earlier, Obama spends the one-hour interview speaking candidly on a wide variety of issues including the Charleston Church Massacre, gun control, and the long shadow of institutionalized racism. One quote from Obama's interview with Maron has been favored by headlines, eventually landing in the clumsy hands of Fox News "correspondents."
For context, here's the Obama quote:
"Racism, we are not cured of it. It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n***** in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It's not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior."
For frustrating humor, here's an excerpt from the Fox News response via contributor Deneen Borelli (full clip above):
"He has really dragged in the gutter-speak of rap music. So now he's the first President of rap, of street? I mean — come on — he has lowered the stature of the high office of the President of the United States."