Fox to Obama: We’re Sorry ... Again
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
The third time’s no charm for Fox News, which has been forced yet again to apologize to Barack Obama for making racist comments against the presumed Democratic nominee. This marks the third “oops” moment for the television channel, all in the span of only two weeks.
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News television station has been forced to apologise to Barack Obama for the third time in a fortnight after screening a racially tinged caption referring to his wife Michelle as his “baby mama”.
Bill Shine, senior vice president of programming at Fox, said in a statement on Thursday that a producer “exercised poor judgment” during the segment.
The statement came as Obama established a website to help counter what he referred to as smears and rumours.
“The Obama Watch,” a segment by Fox host Chris Wallace that counts the days since Barack Obama allegedly promised Wallace an interview, will probably need an extra battery after yet another racist comment by the channel.