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Rapper Nas and Protesters Make Petitions Against Fox Network

Wednesday, a group of protesters, including rapper Nas, gathered in front of Fox News Channel, in order to denounce Fox News for making racist campaign coverage.

According to the Associated Press, the rapper joined about 150 people from activist groups MoveOn.org and ColorofChange.org, helping them to deliver more than 600,000 petitions in which they objected to news coverage by Fox. Some of the protesters had signs in which the network’s slogan “Fair and Balanced” was crossed out and replaced with “Fairly Racist!”

Rapper Nas said that Fox “poisons the country with racist propaganda and tries to call it news.” Andre Banks of ColorOfChange said that “putting racism on national television and calling it news is never funny,” reported Reuters.

Nas also said that he wrote a song inspired by what happened on Fox, calling it “Sly Fox.”

Last month, Fox said that Barack Obama’s wife was the Democratic candidate’s “baby mama.” Also, a pundit confused Obama with Osama bin Laden, thinking he was making a joke when he said that they both should be assassinated.

The network responded by saying that: “Fox News believes in all protesters exercising their right to free speech including Nas who has an album to promote.”

Nas’s song “Sly Fox” says; “Watch what you watchin', Fox keeps feeding us toxins ... I pledge allegiance to the fair and balanced truth, not the biased truth, not the liar's truth.” The album called “Untitled” was released last week.

Nas married R&B singer Kelis in 2005, after a two-year engagement. Kelis is famous for her single “Caught out There,” addressed to a cheating boyfriend, with its notorious “I hate you so much right now” chorus.

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The song is actually a good song and not many people like the Fox News Channel anyway. They wont change, and to say Nas is doing this to promote his album is a low ball move Fox would do anyway. Nass album is/was one of the most anticipated in years. Good for him. If anybody knows anything about Nas, they would understand that he has been one of the only cross over artist to still stick to his subject matter from day one and be successful. That has allowed him to reach a broad audience and survive in a market place that refuses to sell the truth.

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