Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Republican Racism Example #18: Fox News Fans Unleash the "N-Word" Against The Late Whitney Houston

Think Whitney Houston's death was sad? Not those posting at the Fox News website who used the occasion to make racist jokes and fill the page with the n-word. (Photo from the InStyle website at,,20290122_20326334_20715168,00.html)

Still think Fox News doesn’t have a core audience of racists?  Over the weekend, millions of Americans were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of African American singer Whitney Houston at age 48.  Those posting reactions at the Fox News website didn’t join in the mourning.  In fact, they thought that Whitney’s death was funny and used the opportunity to post reactions filled with the n-word and ugly racist attacks on President Obama.  Sadly, these folks weren’t complete idiots: they were sophisticated enough to be aware of the word filters many website use to block out offensive content and they intentionally misspelled “nigger” by putting a space in the middle of the word or replacing the letter “g” with the letter “q”  to avoid screening. Fortunately, these posts were captured by The Daily Kos and other websites, but the Fox News site administrators eventually took the hateful remarks down.  Here’s a sampler, a “Bottom Ten” list (in no particular order of vileness) of what Fox News fans wrote:

1. A tragedy is when someones passes away from a terminal disease or something else that no one saw coming.Whitney is just an inferior lo w life ni gg er that needed to go,no tragedy,no loss.

 2. SHe couldn’t even sell issues of “the national enquirer” anymore. Everyone was tired of the TNB. Niqqer flaps her lips and screeches, niqqer becomes rich. Niqqer ends up nearly broke after spending all of her money. Niqqer in constant fights and drug binges. Niqqer ODs when she learns she’s nearly broke and she is so wasted physically she can’t make another album. Niqqer hit the end of the road, niqqer thinking and niqqer behavior led her to where she had nothing. She couldn’t face life without the “bling bling”, she knew she would never have any more “kaching kaching”

3. I am now patiently waiting for the grand messiah Obama to have a blk fundraiser in honor of Whitley with Kevin Costner as guest of honor with all the Hollywood elites invited along with Alan Colmes, Al Sharpton, Jeremia Wright, Charles Rangel, etc. with a menu featuring blk eyed peas, grits, Imported Kobe steak, Dom Perignon, sweet potato pie and a mus lll im scarf as a momento of this great occasion.
    Of course the door prize will be an all expense paid trip to Kenya to visit the Obama tribe and birthplace of his ancestors while the American people still look for this imposter’s birth certificate in Hawaii !!!

4. This is typical of the blk gene pool; it happens all the time. They cannot handle fame and fortune whether it’s derived from music, acting, sports or just plain entertainment. Too much fame and too much money at one time will ki ll ll you.
    How many blk people have died from drugs including alcohol that have been in the sports and the entertainment industry or screwed up their married lives like Tiger Woods or worse, OJ Simpson !!!
    This is the same disease that got Obama voted into the White House.

5. i don’t even consider them to be included in the human race let alone on a pedistal. the people that do are a bunch of loosers.

"i don’t even consider them to be included in the human race," a Fox News fan posted about African Americans when he heard about Whitney Houston's  death.  (Photo from

6. Another nignog off the public social rolls

7. BIack females are the fattest segment of the population. BIack males are the most murderousss segment of the population. Africans have the lowest IQ of all people.

8.     Woo Hoo One less obama voter
9. B l a c k s have little to brag about about so they strut and crow about anything. The politically correct whites whine and cringe and try to be b l a c k themselves and identify with their “brothers”. Great singer but as stupid as her pal, the malignancy in the white house
10. To bad it wasnt the monkey in the White House

For more, see The Daily Kos at 

The idiotic vitriol went on for much longer before the site was scrubbed.  Fox News, you’ve reaped what you’ve sown with your racially divisive and phony stories on voter fraud, the New Black Panthers, ACORN, Shirley Sherrod, illegal immigration, the rapper Common, and so on.  Your core audience is now a Klan Klavern. I’m sure your reign over TV news will last a 1,000 years.  Thank God you have the Fox Business Channel for lebenstraum.

Michael Phillips has authored the following:

White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, Texas, 1841-2001 (Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2006)

(with Patrick L. Cox) The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010)

“Why Is Big Tex Still a White Cowboy? Race, Gender, and the ‘Other Texans’” in Walter Buenger and Arnoldo de León, eds., Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away From Past Interpretations (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2011)

“The Current is Stronger’: Images of Racial Oppression and Resistance in North Texas Black Art During the 1920s and 1930s ”  in Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., The Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negroes’ Western Experience (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011)

“Dallas, 1989-2011,” in Richardson Dilworth, ed. Cities in American Political History (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011)

(With John Anthony Moretta, Keith J. Volonto, Austin Allen, Doug Cantrell and Norwood Andrews), Keith J. Volonto and Michael Phillips. eds., The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume I.   (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).

(With John Anthony Moretta and Keith J. Volanto), Keith J. Volonto and Michael Phillips, eds., The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume II. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).

(With John Anthony Moretta and Carl J. Luna), Imperial Presidents: The Rise of Executive Power from Roosevelt to Obama  (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2013). 

“Texan by Color: The Racialization of the Lone Star State,” in David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison, eds., The Radical Origins of the Texas Right (College Station: University of Texas Press, 2013).

He is currently collaborating, with longtime journalist Betsy Friauf, on a history of African American culture, politics and black intellectuals in the Lone Star State called God Carved in Night: Black Intellectuals in Texas and the World They Made.

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