Fox News guest calls Obama 'skinny, ghetto crackhead'
Brent Bozell, a conservative commentator and guest on popular American television channel Fox News passed indecent comments on President Barack Obama, suggesting "he looks like a skinny ghetto crackhead."Updated: Dec 25, 2011 20:02 IST
A guest on popular American television channel Fox News passed indecent comments on President Barack Obama, suggesting "he looks like a skinny ghetto crackhead."
Brent Bozell, a conservative commentator and guest on Fox News, was discussing bias in the media, citing how liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews insulted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and with little to no backlash.
Bozell took issue with the fact Matthews said that Gingrich 'looked like a car-bomber' in a video clip this past March.
He then argued that similar comments would not be tolerated if said by a conservative critic, The Daily Mail reports.
"How long do you think Sean Hannity's show would last if four times in one sentence, he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States, and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead? Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does," Bozell said.
According to the paper, by adding his own thoughts at the end, Bozell took that theoretical example and turned it into reality.
He was appeared on Fox News as part of guest segment because of his work with the conservative Media Research Center.
The comments do not come at a good time for Fox, as the network is trying to 'cool' it's more controversial and extremist rhetoric.
In September, the channel's CEO Roger Ailes said that he was making a 'course correction' at the network in the wake of bad coverage for heated comments by news anchors.
First Published: Dec 25, 2011 19:59 IST