HOW CAN THEY SLEEP AT NIGHT ???
Once again Fox news claims another INNOCENT VICTIM. Will this never end?
Andrew Breitbart posted an edited video on his blog which caused an innocent black woman, Shirley Sherrod, to be forced into resigning. She had been Georgia Director of Rural Development with the USDA.
In true Fox fashion a very small portion of a story told by Ms. Sherrod was taken completely out of context and used to “prove” their point that she was a racist in reverse. This is absolute nonsense and thank goodness for CNN who played the full video.
Ms. Sherrod was telling the story of how she came to grips with her own life’s experience. Her father had been murdered by a white farmer and, in her job with a non-profit organization, she had come face-to-face with the decision of whether to help a poor white family save it’s farm. She explains her feelings and then her moment of clarity when she realized that poverty is not exclusively a black problem. She rose above her instinctual prejudices and over a 2 year period was able to help the family save it’s farm.
And now it is 24 years later and this courageous and hard working woman has lost her job thanks to the smear tactics of Fox news and it’s cronies. I pray that it is not too late to have the Obama administration rectify this mistake.
Once again I ask…how can these toxic right-wing commentators at Fox News (or, should I say Fox Gossip) sleep at night? This is nothing short of blasphemy … a group of reporters who take extreme measures that include cropping, editing and taking quotes out of context in order to distort and manipulate the “news” to their own small ends.
We Americans don’t stand a chance of becoming one at peace with the world as long as we tolerate this garbage. I pray that this latest disgrace will back-fire but I doubt if they’d have the common decency to even notice !