Fox Host: Obama Hosting 'Hoods' in the 'Hizzy'
Eric Bolling accused of racism after latest remarks
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2011 3:09 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Fox Business host is being accused of racism after declaring that President Obama likes to host “hoods” in the “hizzouse.” Eric Bolling initially referred to Obama’s Oval Office meeting with Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Thursday, then noted that “it's not first time he's had a hoodlum in the hizzouse” as images of rapper Common, who visited the White House last month, flashed on screen. Bongo—whom Bolling called a “dictator” and “kleptocrat”—is certainly no saint, but he was visiting “not only in his capacity as president of his country but because Gabon currently holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council,” notes Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic.

Bolling was also accused of racism when he converted a pint that Obama shared in Ireland into a 40oz, Tommy Christopher writes on Mediaite. This time around, Media Matters notes, Bolling continued to use hip-hop terms including “hood,” “hizzy,” and “the big crib.” “It is curious how the Holy Hip-Hop Ghost only seems to possess Bolling when he’s talking about our first blizzack Prizzezzident, Barizzle Obizzle,” Christopher writes. Goldberg goes further, calling the comment “open, and revolting, anti-Obama racism … Bolling sees images of two black people who are entirely unrelated to each other and draws the conclusion that our black president adores all black people, in particular black people Bolling believes are miscreants.”

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billcrawford
Jun 14, 2011 4:46 AM CDT
Bongo—whom Bolling called a “dictator” and “kleptocrat”—is certainly no saint, but he was visiting “not only in his capacity as president of his country but because Gabon currently holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council,” He is also a top official in the UN, need one say anything more? the fox news anchor was spot on! Holding titles does not make one clean as we have seen over and over again.
Riffran
Jun 13, 2011 8:30 AM CDT
Better not watch def comedy jam. Word up yo
HotCopy
Jun 13, 2011 3:24 AM CDT
Any real news organization would fire any real journalist who said something like that. It is a political organization, plain and simple. These dolts aren't good enough to wax the presidential limo.