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02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fox News Airs "Magic Negro" Message On New Year's Broadcast

UPDATED:
A response from Fox:

Fox News VP of programming Suzanne Scott explains, "We received tens of thousands of text message submissions during our New Years Eve special, and this particular viewer submission was inadvertently cleared for air. At FOX we recognize our error as opposed to networks who allow their hosts to utter crude vulgarities to the public."

The "crude vulgarity" Scott referenced was Kathy Griffin on CNN.


PREVIOUSLY:

Think Progress caught a "magic negro" reference during the New Years Eve broadcast on Fox News.

Viewers were allowed to text in messages that scrolled across the bottom in lieu of the news.

One message read: HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LET'S HOPE THE MAGIC NEGRO DOES A GOOD JOB. LOVE JEN AND JOHN C. WATCH: