Some people would read the President's interview with Rolling Stone and conclude that the story is about how he's pushing back, ever so gently, at what he considers unfair criticisms of himself and his administration. But it takes the good citizens at Fox Nation to find the real story, buried deep in the interview.
President of the United States Loves Gangsta RapThey also helpfully include a couple of examples of gangsta rap for real Americans who aren't familiar with the genre.
From Rolling Stone:
What music have you been listening to lately? What have you discovered, what speaks to you these days?
My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There's still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.
A lot of classical music. I'm not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.
Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I've got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.
Why isn't the MSM making a bigger thing about this? I suppose because it's not news. All those, well, you know, those people listen to it. Its hard-wired into them, just the same way that they can't help committing more crimes or eating watermelon. It's just a matter of time before the British Ambassador is mugged in the Oval Office because Obama needs money for crack. Don't say they didn't warn you!
And vote for Christine O'Donnell!