Fox News Uses MLK Celebration to Attack Rap Music, Jay-Z (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Fox News host Shannon Bream covered the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by asking whether or not rap music was "a problem" compared to the protest songs in the 1960s.

The segment opened with a clip of "Blowin' in the Wind" being sung by Peter, Paul and Mary at the March on Washington in 1963.

The camera then cut to Bream with a caption at the bottom of the screen: "50 Years After March On Washington Some See Rap Music As A Problem" (video below).

According to, Bream then talked about an op-ed written by Fox News political analyst Juan Williams, who wrote that rap music "that confuses and depresses race relations in America now."

"Today, Juan Williams has a powerful column in the Wall Street Journal half a century later, where he challenges people to compare the promise of that inspiring music with what Juan calls the 'heartbreaking contrast' of today's hit rap songs like Jay-Z's hit 'Holy Grail,'" Bream said.

Fox News Contributor Jehmu Greene said Jay-Z's rap song "Holy Grail" is "despicable, outrageous, it's filled with misogyny and hateful lyrics toward women."

However, neither Bream or Greene mentioned that folk music songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" were hated by conservatives. Folk musicians such as The Weavers and Pete Seeger were even accused of being communists in the 1950s during the McCarthy Era.