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May 12, 2011

COMMON's WHITE HOUSE INVITE: BAD PR OR NON-STORY?

 

By Greg Hazley

Rapper and poet Common performed at the White House last night, an appearance which was debated in Cable News Land on its PR merits.

In the first clip below, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly weighed in on the invite, calling it a PR mistake and highlighting what he says are disturbing references in the artist's songs.

The second clip takes us to the flip side as Jon Stewart skewers Fox News and O'Reilly colleague Sean Hannity with a series of Fox clips intended to show the criticism as hypocritical and, well, just watch...

 

 

 
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