Fox: Producer ‘exercised poor judgment’ with ‘Obama’s baby mama’ chyron.


Yesterday, Salon’s Alex Koppleman highlighted a Fox News chyron referring to Sen. Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, as “Obama’s Baby Mama,” a term that the Urban Dictionary defines as “the mother of your child(ren), whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved.” After Koppleman pointed out the chyron, ABC’s Jake Tapper remarked that the term’s use was “just straight-up racist.” Here’s the chyron:


Now, Fox Senior Vice President of Programming Bill Shine has put out a statement saying that “a producer on the program exercised poor judgment in using this chyron during the segment.”