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Fox News headline: ‘Hip-hop dancing Colin Powell fuels speculation he’ll endorse Obama.’

By Matt Corley  

"Fox News headline: ‘Hip-hop dancing Colin Powell fuels speculation he’ll endorse Obama.’"

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powelldance.jpgIn London yesterday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell “performed an impromptu hip-hop dance alongside well-known rap stars” following a speech at the “Africa Rising” festival. In an article on its website today, Fox News claims that Powell’s dance moves were “fueling speculation that he’s gearing up to do the Obama Two-Step” with an “imminent endorsement”:

Colin Powell has his dancing shoes on, fueling speculation that he’s gearing up to do the Obama Two-Step.

The normally staid former U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff performed an impromptu hip-hop dance alongside well-known rap stars Tuesday following a speech at a festival in London celebrating African-American music and fashion.

His address at the “Africa Rising” celebration inside London’s Royal Albert Hall fueled speculation that an endorsement of Barack Obama is imminent.

Noting that “Fox provides absolutely no evidence that Powell ‘fueled’ anything,” Spencer Ackerman writes that the article “relies on absolutely nothing but race to justify the speculation.” “I don’t really know what you’re supposed to say about this crap except that it’s racist,” said Ackerman.

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