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VIDEO VIRUS: David Arquette Calls Latina Women ‘Nuts’ On Fox News

David Arquette sat in a box on top of Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday to raise awareness for fighting hunger but still found time to declare Latina women are ‘nuts’ on (where else but?!) Fox News.

“I think Latina women are, I mean, it depends on the woman, but I think they are very, they have great judgment, but there are some that are just nuts. I’m just saying,” Arquette said earlier in the week on Fox News during a conversation about Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Arquette finally realized how unbelievably racist his statement was, or probably got flack from a Latino group, and issued this apology on Friday:

“I would like to issue an apology for the comments I made on Fox and Friends. My intent was to be humorous and not offensive. I have nothing but love and respect for Latina women and women in general of all cultural backgrounds. What saddens me most is that it took away from the issue of Hunger in America, for which I was on the show to begin with. I work and a pantry in Venice California with a hispanic women named Delpia (who has been feeding people at St. Joseph’s Center for 29 years) and she is my personal hero. Having been raised in Los Angeles I have grown up with a deep and profound love for the Latino culture.”

Ok, so growing up in Los Angeles means he has a “deep and profound love for the Latino culture?” Did he grow up in the barrio or something? He probably had a few relationships with Latina women in his youth that ended badly and like a guy he thought they were “nuts.”

Blindie wonders what David Arquette thinks of African American women?

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UPDATE: Nas Delivers Racial Smear Petition to FOX News

Shortly after his new album became No. 1 in the country, Nas protested at Fox News headquarters in New York over what he (and ColorOfChange & MoveOn.org) says is racial smear tactics against African Americans and Barack Obama.

“Fox poisons this country every time they air racist propaganda and try to call it news,” Nas says. “This should outrage every American that Fox uses hateful language to talk about the person that may be the first black president.”

Although ColorOfChange collected more than 600,000 signatures demanding that network president Roger Ailes “find a solution to address racial stereotyping and hate-mongering before it hits the airwaves,” Fox rejected the petitions.


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Media Race Matters TV

Petition To Fox: Stop The Racist Smears

Fox News has consistently rubbed not only Barack Obama supporters the wrong way, but African Americans in general with irresponsible reporting that resembles a racial smear campaign.

From on-air graphics calling Michelle Obama, “Obama’s baby mama,” and confusing Barack with “Osama” then joking the pair should be assassinated, to calling Barack and Michelle’s fist bump a ‘terrorist fist jab,‘ Fox News is proving they are far from being “fair and balanced.”

Two political organizations dedicated to representing the voice of the people, ColorOfChange.org and Moveon.org are calling on Fox News to stop the racial smears with a petition signed by over a half a million people.

Rap artist Nas is expected to deliver the petition to Fox today.

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ObamaNation: Obama Mama Drama

The right-bent Fox News Channel is under fire (yet, again) for referring to Michelle Obama as “Obama’s baby mama” in an on-air graphic.

In a statement, Senior VP of programming credits the misstep to a producer who “exercised poor judgment” during the infamous segment. However, the producer was not fired and no other disciplinary action was announced (go figure!), according to the AP.

This “poor judgement” isn’t surprising (remember, we’re talking about the same station that called the Obamas’ victory pound a “terrorist fist jab”). It’s disappointing because the network’s apology won’t reach enough of its core audience to correct the ignorance caused by undermining the accomplishments of the prospective First Lady of the free world.

Imagine Fox News calling John McCain’s wife his baby mama!

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