NEW YORK, N.Y. – A protest against Fox News will descend on its Manhattan headquarters on Wednesday at 2:00 pm. The media corporation’s use of racism is the focus of the activity organized by , Moveon.org and Hip Hop artist Nas. Together they plan to present 600,000 petitions demanding an end to racist smears, particularly against the Obamas. NAACP chairman Julian Bond at its recently concluded Cincinnati convention spoke against against Fox derogatory reference to Michelle Obama as “baby moma.”

According to Jean Stout of Seattlepi.com Nas, “cites FOX’s portrayal of the Obamas as outsiders, as well as an on-screen graphic referring to Michelle Obama as ‘Obama’s baby mama’ and the confusing of Obama and Osama by a pundit, who joked that they should both be assassinated. In February, Bill O’Reilly talked about a ‘lynching party’ to deal with Michelle Obama.”

Nas recently released a song entitled Sly Fox which includes the lyrics “I pledge allegiance to the fair and balanced truth/Not the biased truth/Not the liar’s truth/But the highest truth.” The song continues “Watch what you watchin’/ FOX keeps feeding us toxins.’

ColorofChange.org is an online organization that claims a half million members and was active in the Jena 6 movement writes Vibe magazine. The organization’s website reports that it was ‘Fox News that after Senator Obama gave his wife a ‘pound’ in front of the cameras, a Fox anchor called it a ‘terrorist fist jab.’ It calls on people to join its members to demand Fox stop.

Nas came under attack by Fox after the Virginia Tech shootings, when the rapper became a subject of O’Reilly tirades. Tracy Ford of boombox.com writes that ”Nas’ issues with the network and O’Reilly became personal in 2007 when the anchor objected to the rapper’s scheduled performance at Virginia Tech to honor students who lost their lives in the school shooting.”

O’Reilly recently referred to Al Gore’s attendance at Netroots Nation conference as the same as stepping into a Klan gathering, according to Thinkprogress.org.

Senator Obama, joined by three network anchors on his international tour, did not invite Fox.

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