O.k., I'm a fifty-year-old white guy, so I'm not exactly on the cutting edge of pop culture. But even I know that Obama's fist bump with Michelle was, uh, not worthy of commentary.
Fox News wants to know:
Is that sort of a signal that young people get?Of course, I do still play basketball, and you know how African that is, so I can be expected to know the strange ways of Fox's stereotyped mysterious Negro. Thing is, I also play tennis, America's number two Republican sport after golf, and middle-aged tennis players know this, too. They probably picked it up from Fox broadcasts of NFL football.
Fox's audience lives in the 1960s, but they resent even that touch of modernity and wish they lived in the 1950s, before women and black people ran for President, when Spike Lee wasn't even an uppity gleam in his daddy's eye, and when all the girls wore dresses and blond hair.
These are the same people who forty years ago thought that a soul handshake was an assault on the dignity of America.
What I want to know is where Fox finds so many announcers who are so willing to pretend abject ignorance of their own era. Are they all fundamentalist Mormons?