I've said it before, by making herself a surrogate to her husband's campaign and with the possibility that she may be First Lady one day, Michelle Obama has made herself fair game for constructive crititism on the campaign trail. But referring to her as a "baby mama", a popular, but condescending, urban term for (usually) young women who have kids out of wedlock, is just plain dumb and ignorant:
An alert reader wrote in just a little while ago to let us know about something he'd spotted on Fox News Wednesday afternoon. During a segment discussing conservative attacks against Michelle Obama, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, the network described the former as "Obama's baby mama."
I checked, and sure enough, as you can see below, our e-mailer was right. In fact, that description was displayed on screen several times during the segment, which featured anchor Megyn Kelly and conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, an FNC contributor.
A clip of the segment in its entirety is below. You may notice that at one point, Malkin says, "By the way, it's not just Republicans who are criticizing some of her comments, but also statements have been made in the left-leaning blog Salon about her comments." I've searched the site, and I can't find anything like what Malkin is talking about. I've e-mailed Malkin asking for clarification -- if and when she responds, I'll update this post.
Mind you this is the same Michelle Malkin, a wife and mother, who works from home while taking care of her kids along with her husband. The same political pundit who gets upset with radical feminism's hostile views towards housewives and mothers. Michelle Obama is a wife, mother and a Harvard Law School graduate--you don't have to like her, but give her the proper respect. FOX News and Malkin have really opened up a can of worms with this one and they deserve all the hits they're going to get for their sheer and utter stupidity.