FBC Host: Sorry For Racist Slams At Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox Business host is apologizing for what detractors have called racist insults directed at President Barack Obama.

In a brief mea culpa, conservative host Eric Bolling said on his Monday broadcast that he “got a little fast and loose with the language.” He says he’s sorry his remarks were interpreted as disrespectful.

On Friday, Bolling criticized Obama’s recent meeting with Ali Bongo, president of the African nation of Gabon, who is viewed by some as a corrupt leader.

Bolling went on to say it’s not the first time Obama has had “a hoodlum in the hizzouse.”

The rapper Common recently appeared at a White House poetry event despite complaints that some of his poems promote violence.

Bolling said, “What’s with all the hoods in the hizzy?”


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Mark Ryan says:

June 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Where is the respect for the Office of the President. I used to think Fox offered a viable, reasonable alternative voice. While this is FBC not FNC, it is still the Fox culture that promotes this loose talk, just as the MSNBC culture promotes the rabid commentary heard there. Bolling should at the least be suspended for a good long while, if not fired. How can we ever find positives in our political process when we have corporate cultures that allow this sort of communication on a national medium?

Jill Hatzioannou says:

June 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I think Mr. Bolling may be prepping for a run for office. That was as good a non-apology as I have heard from any office holder. To paraphrase, “I am not sorry about what I said, I am sorry that some people found it disrespectful.” I mean, really, how could anyone find a well-to-do white guy in a suit using language he belives to be ‘street’ or ‘urban’ or ‘gangsta’ to describe the President to be disrespectful? Pathetic, maybe, but he just wants us to know that he is hip, not racist.