Wednesday, July 21, 2010


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 !


Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this. People need to know the truth.
Annie in Atlanta

3:10 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Ginnie, I wouldn't watch that network if it were the only thing available. I wish mr. kenju felt that way.

I saw that woman on TV today and feel sorry for her. They ought to be ashamed!!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I don't pay much attention regarding politics on the news. Weather I watch it or not I still somehow manage to feel like a sheep led to the slaughter.
Love Di ♥

4:51 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It's too bad. I know FOX by reputation only, and this adds to it.

3:42 AM  
Blogger KGMom said...

I can only hope that the way this story has unfolded will shame some folks into thinking more, knee-jerk reacting less.
Ms. Sherrod's story is so compelling; can you imagine Breitbart's surprise at it? Hoisted on his own petard.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You are so right, Ginnie. Sadly, there are people who will believe something just because they saw or heard it on the news and therefore think it must be true. How sad indeed when edited information is used to malign a decent person. We all have failings and lapses in judgement and say things we later recant but thankfully are not crucified in the media. Thankfully, this Fox News (use that term loosely here) report backfired and Ms. Sherrod has beenshown to be a caring person in spite of her own tragedy.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I don't consider Fox News a news show at all. There is very little effort to do responsible journalism.

The other news organizations and the White House got drawn into this. Shame on them all. What ever happened to having at least two credible sources before you publish something as fact?

There is some talk of the creation of a "Fox" like entertainment show in Canada. I think Canadians will reject such nonsense.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

I am glad that there has been some amends made to her. The people who spread and enhance the political lies are entertainers trying to whip up the populace in a frenzy. Shame on them.

4:14 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Another sad story brought to you by people who will gladly make money by destroying a good person. Faux "news" is famous for this, but that only seems to increase its appeal to the ignorant hate mongers.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Hughes ap Williams said...

I don't call it the Fox News anymore, but the Fox Entertainment Channel. (although I don't personally find it entertaining...).

I started doing this when I saw an interview (Beck, Limbaugh???), where the Fox person stated they didn't have to be accurate as they were entertaining the viewers, not educating them.

12:38 PM  

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