As you’ve probably heard by now, Common participated in the poetry event that took place last Wednesday night at the White House in Washington DC.

Common’s involvement generated a lot of [manufactured] controversy from various conservative pundits, (including former Bush senior advisor Karl Rove and Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly) –  who questioned the political implications of the White House ‘endorsing’ Common’s liberal views by including him in the event.

In related news, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will be appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s FOX News show tonight to debate the whether a politically-outspoken artist like Common should be allowed at a white house event.

Check out these videos of Common’s performance and COMMENT BELOW with your thoughts on whether this controversy has any legs.

WhiteHouse.gov’s footage:

Common’s own footage [Extended]