by Black Bubblegum

Nas at Fox News - July 23, 2008 (ColorOfChange.Org)

Nasty Nas showed up in Midtown yesterday, for a little while at least. Nas lead a protest by ColorOfChange.Org at the house O'Reilly built (aka Fox News) in order to hand deliver a petition of 620,127 signatures charging the network with racist reporting. The petition alleges that the network is inherently racist, pointing to several incidents involving Barack Obama and his treatment by the network. The incidents in question include referring to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baba mama", alluding to the assassination of Obama, and referring to the infamous onstage fist pound as a "terrorist fist jab" (an obvious Obama-Osama dig).

Nas said, "Fox poisons the country with racist propaganda and tries to call it news". Fox News responded, "Fox News believes in all protesters exercising their right to free speech including Nas who has an album to promote."

After the protest, Nas showed up at The Colbert Report to discuss "papa bear" (Colbert's nickname for O'Reilly) and Fox News, as well as perform "Sly Fox" (about guess what), a song from his new album titled, um, Untitled. Nas & Bill O'Reilly have been feuding, with Nas even challenging him to a debate.

Ah... Nasty Nas. Now, if we can just get him to show up on record again.

Nas is touring with Talib Kweli, including one date at Rock The Bells with A Tribe Called Quest at Jones Beach and another far more intimate one at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. Nas's former co-conspirator AZ is playing the Knitting Factory with Sadat X (but you can call him X-Man).

Fox News & Colbert Report videos below...

Best Of Both Offices: Nas Protests Fox News in NYC...

Colbert & The Color Of Petition

Colbert & Nas Part I

Colbert & Nas Part II


video courtesy of rajohn

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