May 24, 2011
A little controversy arose when the First Lady invited several performers to the White House for an evening of poetry.
The controversy surrounded the invitation of a rapper named Common. The controversy was not over whether rap is actually poetry. It was about the character of this man named Common.
I confess, I never heard of Common before this controversy. But in October 2010 a Foxnews.com report called him a rap legend and told him “your music is very positive. And you’re known as the conscious rapper.” (See this link: Fox News, as seen here: Media Matters.)
Seems like a great choice.
But Bill O’Reilly disagreed. Read…