Fox News Allows 'Magic Negro' New Year's Message to Be Broadcast
Throughout their New Year's eve broadcast, Fox News Channel allowed viewers to send in New YearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greetings and wishes via text message. The messages were then scrolled across the bottom of the screen, replacing FoxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s normal crawling news headlines. While most messages were cordial, Fox allowed at least one racist message directed toward President-elect Obama to be broadcast. The message referenced Rush LimbaughÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Barack the Magic NegroÃ¢â‚¬Â song:
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LETÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S HOPE THE MAGIC NEGRO DOES A GOOD JOB. LOVE JEN AND JOHN C.