Fox News: Native Americans Can’t Be Heroes

So the headline of this article is offensive and not entirely accurate, much like a story currently making a lot of headlines today over at Fox News. President Obama’s new children’s book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” is described in a Fox News headline as “Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Defeated U.S. General.”

There are several things that irked me about this headline, aside from the fact that it appears to take a cheap shot at our nation’s President for writing a children’s book that features famous American heroes. It seemed to imply that Sitting Bull was not American but rather some crazed terrorist that killed a U.S. General. I’ll stand up for America any time, but I’m afraid you’re on your own if you want to side with the government over their treatment of the Native Americans. He was about as American as you can get. Here are some fun facts about Sitting Bull:

-He was a holy man
-He resisted dependence on government as well as their policies
-He was born in the Dakotas

Now, I don’t know about ya’ll but when I read that I thought, oh my god, Chief Sitting Bull was a Republican! He’s a holy man, doesn’t like dependence on government, and is from the Dakotas!
So, Fox News, before you take cheap shots at our President, or children’s books, you may want to do some research on who you’re slamming.

Personally, I feel like even if you do not agree with Obama’s policies you have to be pretty childish to find fault in a children’s book that has no political agenda. This holiday season I urge parents everywhere to please give the gift of reading to your children. Books inspire us, teach us, and ignite our imaginations. In my opinion, if you are looking for a good one to give this year “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” by Barack Obama is a great place to start.

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