Michelle and Barack are hosting a celebration of American poetry in the White House and have invited Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common” in addition to Elizabeth Alexander, Aimee Mann, Jill Scott, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Bill Collins and Rita Dove.

However Fox Nation has slammed Common as a “vile” rapper, taking their evidence for this “vileness” from ‘A Letter To The Law’ in which he calls for the “burn[ing]” of George W. Bush. However Common and the Obamas have worked together in the past when Common held a huge rally in Hyde Park to support Democrats in local elections.

Come on, Fox News siding with the Conservatives? Are you really surprised. Spotted at AHH.

Sam Edit:  I just googled images of Common and look what came up.  Dude is rocking non-confrontational glasses and a bow tie?  Now fox is going to sit there, look me in the eye, and tell me this guy is “vile”?  C’mon son!

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