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 Bump, Bump, Bump 

200810Jun

On June 3, after the final primaries in Montana and South Dakota, Senator Barack Obama held a victory speech in St. Paul, the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention. Following Michelle Obama's introduction, the presumtive Democratic nominee entered the stage exchanging a fist-bump with his wife. As a consequence of the two-second gesture, the blogosphere as well as the mainstream media obsessed about what to call it, what it means, and if it is black or not. Below is a small selection of chronological links reflecting part of the online coverage. 

June 10, 2008:

"Tickling the Rocks"

http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/index.jhtml

June 9, 2008:

"Obama Doling Out Dap On The Stump"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/09/obama-doling-out-dap-on-t_n_106135.html

"Fox Anchor Calls Obama Fist Pound A 'Terrorist Fist Jab'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/09/fox-anchor-calls-obama-fi_n_106027.html

June 8, 2008:

"Obama 'fist bump' catching on"

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/06/08/obama-fist-bump-catching-on/

June 6, 2008:

"Obama Fist-Bump Rocks The Nation!"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/06/obama-fist-bump-rocks-the_n_105490.html

"Obamas seal the deal with "dap"; knocking of knuckles epitomizes historic moment"

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004460821_dap06.html

June 5, 2008:

"The Fist Couple: Giving a Big Bump to Authenticity"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/04/AR2008060404521.html

"A Brief History of the Fist Bump"

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1812102,00.html?imw=Y

June 4, 2008:

"Pounds"

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/trailhead/archive/2008/06/04/pounds.aspx

"Political fist bump"

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/06/04/moos.political.fist.bump.cnn

 

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