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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
CNS Dedicates 3 Stories to Obama's 'Hip Hop Radio' Comments
Topic: really, really wants you to know that President Obama spent the final day before the midterm elections talking to "hip hop radio stations" -- so much so it dedicated three entire articles to the subject.

A Nov. 2 article by Fred Lucas, as demonstrated by the headline "Obama Closes Election Season Campaigning on Hip Hop Radio," gets right to the point, even highlighting the names of the DJs Obama would talk to and songs on the station's playlist:

At 11:35 a.m. Eastern time (8:35 a.m. Pacific time), Obama was scheduled to speak live with KPWR in Los Angeles—which bills itself as “Where Hip Hop Lives/Power 106 FM”  Their morning show—5:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m Monday through Saturdays—is called “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” and features DJs Big Boy, Luscious Liz and Jeff G.

At 11:50 a.m., the president is set to tape an interview with WGCI in Chicago, 107.5 FM. Among the songs on WGCI’s playlist this morning were “Sex Room” by Ludacris and Trey Songz. The lyrics to this song include:  “Welcome to my sex room … Hi, welcome to my little sanctuary … Better call your boss and tell him that your daddy’s home ... Take a couple days off and take it off and leave nothing but your T-shirt and your panties on ... Feeling high but I’m hung real low, looking kind of like a tripod … It’s about to get real x-rated, can you handle what I’m about to do…”

Obama will tape an interview with WSOL 101.5 FM in Jacksonville, Fla. at 12:05 p.m. One of the songs on WSOL’s playist this morning is “Do You Think About Me” by 50 Cent.  Its unexpurgated lyrics include: “This relationship, sh— it’s too much for me/ I wanna f--- your friends and live comfortably.”

At 12:20 p.m. Eastern (9:20 a.m Pacific), Obama will appear on KVEG, Hot 97.5 FM, a contemporary music station in Las Vegas. KVEG’s DJs from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m are J Noise and Krazy Kat.

Lucas followed up with an article on one Obama appearance, which also makes sure to include "hip hop radio" in the headline. Lucas goes on to point out in the lead that Obama was "campaigning on hip hop radio station KPWR 106 FM in Los Angeles."

A third CNS article, by Nicolas Ballasy, managed to avoid working "hip hop radio" into the headline, but Ballasy made sure to point out that Obama appeared on "Las Vegas-based hip-hop radio station KVEG" and that the morning show was "hosted by J Noise and Krayzie Kat."

Gee, what message could CNS be sending by these articles? That Obama is a black, black, black man who loves gangsta rap and misogynist hip-hop? It seems so.

After all, we're willing to venture that the number of articles CNS dedicated to this very small story is significantly greater than the number of CNS employees -- nay, the number of Media Research Center employees -- who regularly listen to hip-hop.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:16 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:18 AM EDT

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