Bill O’Reilly, Jon Stewart, Common and the Selective Outrage Machine

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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…