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06.12.08 09:58 AM

WTF: Michelle Obama = Obama's Baby's Mama?

Video: Fox News - Outraged Liberals: Stop Picking on Obama's Baby Mama!

If you haven't seen this video already, it's a clear example at the media taking missteps to come off sounding with it and ending up sounding racist. WTF is all I can say on this one. Fox News may go for the sensational, but this time, it's over and beyond. It appears that yesterday on Fox News, a segment that featured conservative blogger and columnist Michelle Malkin discussing the GOP taking aim at Michelle Obama, a description ran across the screen that said: "Outraged Liberals: Stop Picking on Obama's Baby Mama!"

In this case I'm hoping that Fox News was trying to be cute.

This is what they need to know though:

1. This is a derogatory term (though Kimora uses "My Baby's Daddy" all the time when referring to Russell Simmons, even when they were together legally)
3. The term is descriptive of someone you are not legally married to
4. The term is descriptive of someone you only have a relationship with because you had a child with them -- not because you love them or have been building a family with them

It's not cute!

It's not clever!

It's not hip!

Alex Koppelman over at Salon seems to have broken this news yesterday.

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