It’s been a few months since rapper/actor Common graced the White House for a poetry evening, an invitation some conservative blogs and Fox News found a bit … odd.
After all, Common had rapped about burning President George W. Bush and has spoken out against mixed marriages. Naturally, the true villain of this nasty news cycle was … Fox News, not the man who isn’t keen on whites and blacks finding true love together.
Imagine if President George W. Bush asked a country crooner with the same bigoted beliefs over for a beer in the Oval Office?
Flash forward to this month’s new issue of Details magazine. The publication interviewed Common to promote his new book, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. Naturally, the Fox News imbroglio comes up, but does the interviewer ask him to expound on his belief that white and black people shouldn’t marry? Seems like a pretty important “detail” for a socially conscious rapper, right?
Nope. Instead, the story’s headline describes Common as “Fox News’ latest target.”