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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sherrod got slammed by both parties

From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner:

President Barack Obama apologized to former federal official Shirley Sherrod over her ouster decided provoked by a blog by a right-wing ideolog who published a misleading and carefully edited Youtube video to give the impression that Sherrod was a racist..
Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing hatemonger used his blog, Big Government to post the edited video of Sherrod's remarks to try and draw attention away from allegations by the NAACP that the Tea Party is racist. The problem with his blog is that it was edited to clearly mislead the public into believing Sherrod had made racist statements. He deliberately spliced the film up to distort the story that Sherrod was trying to tell.
What’s almost as bad as Breitbart’s dishonest use of the facts is the Obama administration’s team deciding to fire Sherrod on the word of a racist blogger without even an investigation of their own. Once again, the Democrats are afraid to question what the American political right-wing says. If nothing else it shows that Obama is surrounded by incompetent people.
As for Breitbart’s misleading quotes, there’s nothing new about that. Right-wingers have repeatedly used quotes out of context and at times repeated quotes that aren’t even true.
It was this morning on the View, where Sherrod was a guest, that the point was made that the liberal mainstream put up with eight years of the George Bush administration and never resorted to such mean-spirited viscous attacks that the Republicans and their thugs in the Tea Party have made on this black president.
The Democrats also did not attempt to block every effort by the Bush administration nor directly sabotage him or embrace fringe groups that referred to Bush as a Nazi or fascist. The saddest part of this is how affective these hate-mongers are. Most likely this report and others like it will not put a dent in the popularity of Andrew Breitbart, and his blogs. That is because the Tea Party and its supporters believe what they want and don’t let the facts get in their way. This is an attempt to point the finger elsewhere rather than examine the Tea Party’s own racial bias.

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