This is low, even for Fox News… Fox Nation’s article with the headline “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs,” features pictures of former NBA star Charles Barkley, President Obama, actor/comedian Chris Rock and Jay-Z, the only one who could be considered a hip-hop artist of the four. Also note that Jay-Z didn’t perform at the event, but was rather a guest.
Here’s a list of other attendees:
Patrick Gaspard, UBS Investment Bank President Robert Wolf, FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, Leader Nancy and Paul Pelosi, Secretary Tim Geithner, Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Rep./DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Virginia Gov. and DNC Chair Tim Kaine, Anita Dunn and Bob Bauer, Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Valerie Jarrett, Michael Strautmanis, Pete Rouse, Bill Daley, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco, Denis McDonough, John Brennan, Rahm Emanuel, Tina Tchen, White House chef Sam Kass, Julianna Smoot, Marty Nesbitt, Eric Whitaker, Linda Douglass, and many more.
Executive Vice President Bill Shine issued a lame statement about Politico mentioning hip hop, therefore it’s somehow reasonable for Fox News to use such an ignorant headline.
BILL SHINE: “We used the hip-hop reference per Politico’s Playbook story this morning which stated ‘Also present: Chicago pals, law-school friends, donors–and lots of kids of friends, who stole the show by doing dance routines to the hip-hop songs, in the center of the East Room.’”
Sorry, Bill. That’s no excuse. Kids dancing does not a “Hip Hop BBQ” make.
Also note that the headline mentioned the BBQ not creating jobs… Out of the entire article on Fox Nation, there is one quote included, entirely off topic of the rest of the article: “‘The White House doesn’t create jobs.’ — Jay Carney” It’s unclear why they threw that jab in there… oh, wait, it’s Fox Nation and that’s what they do…