A protest by about 50 persons including hip-hop star Nas brought the news media out in force outside the New York headquarters of News Corp Wednesday. Two groups, ColorofChange.org and MoveOn.org, brought hand-printed signs demanding that News Corp's Fox News network "stop its racist smears against the Obamas and other Black Americans." The groups carried boxes containing what they said were 620,000 signed petitions protesting against what they claimed was the channel's biased news coverage and remarks by its commentators. But News Corp employees refused to allow them to deliver the boxes. A Fox News spokesman later told the TVNewser website "Fox News believes in all protesters exercising their right to free speech, including Nas, who has an album to promote."