Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Shirley Sherrod Saga. Part 1



I've gotten a ton of emails from my subscribers on YouTube and followers of blog asking me about my comments now that the full video of Shirley Sherrod was released. Pretty much my thoughts are still the same. Andrew Breitbart didn't personally edit the tape that he posted on his blog, he received the video already in it's format and thought it was the full video. So it was a miscalculation on his part, but nobody is disputing that she did at one time harbor racial sentiments towards white. She admitted that much. If she had a change of heart towards other people of different races,then I say good for her. This is what has gotten blown way out of portion though. Nobody on the right ever asked or demanded for Shirley Sherrod be fired from her position for what ever body thought she said. The objective of the video was aimed at exposing the NAALCP. If anything Shirley Sherrod was the unknowing prop or tool in Breitbart's attempt to make it happen. It wasn't conservatives, Fox News or Andrew Breitbart who fired Shirley Sherrod. I've heard liberals yesterday calling into the local talk shows and for some reason crowing by attacking Fox News and Andrew Breitbart. I have to shake my head and laugh at these people, because they are either brain dead or have very sort memories. I can't count how many times left wing hack groups like Media Matters have purposely taken out of context what conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh said. I still remember the hatchet job that Media Matters did in taking out of context what radio talk show host Bill Bennett made in a hypothetical to a caller in regards to black babies, crime and abortion. The latest misrepresentation was when liberals purposely took out of context what Rand Paul said on Rachael Madcow's show in regards to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Everybody knows that a person can't build a foundation on quick sand, that is what liberals are trying to do in somehow thinking that because of Breitbart's and Fox's missteps. In other words, liberals who claim to be upset with Breitbart and Fox News really don't have a leg in which to stand on on this issue. Let me give you all the perfect example. Last year Obama was in Arizona trying to push drum up support of Obama. In Arizona, people have the right to carry guns around in the open. Well the so called media outlet MSNBC was at the health care summit recording and commenting on the crowd that came out in opposition to Obamacare. Well the host Contesa Brewer, Dylan Ratigan and MSNBC pop culture analyst commented on the crowd. They zoomed in on a man who had a pistol attached to his side and an AK-47 strapped to his shoulder.



Well Contessa and the gang "forgot to mention" to their audience one little secret about that "white dude" who was carrying those guns.



Yup, the guy is black. I heard Keith Olberman yesterday taking shots at Fox News over the Sherrod incident. The fact of the matter is that Olberman works for an outfit that PURPOSELY HID THE RACIAL INDENITY OF A MAN IN ORDER TO CREATE A RACIALLY MANIPULATIVE STORY!! Liberal weirdos refer to Fox News as "Faux News", but I don't recall Fox ever doing anything like what MSNBC did. There was no outrage or coverage by the other media on MSNBC's deception. That is why I chuckle now witnessing the so called media in an all out blitz mode in going after Fox News and Andrew Breitbart.

8 Comments:

Blogger Kate-A said...

I stumbled on your site a month or so ago and check it every day. I agree with much of what you say.

(I'm a recovering liberal, altho I've always held conservative views on some issues.)

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a person whom majored in broadcast journalism. What he told me was that any media outlet, newspapers, television, or the radio, if they were to fabricate or to make up a story just for ratings, or to make the others look bad, they would be fined, or lose their license and would no longer be able to report the news ever again. Look what happened to the New York Times years ago.

First the NAACP supported that she be fired and then recants and accuses Fox News for her firing. And later, the NAACP revealed the whole tape; hoping to make Fox News look like a bunch of morons.

Makes me wonder that the NAACP edited the tape and to make Sherrod's a "sacrificial lamb" to distract Fox News, when they were going after the NAACP for attacking the Tea Party without evidence of racism.

As for Constessa Brewer and the folks at MSNBC who reported about a bunch of "white, gun-toting racists", and one turned out to be a black man, I'm surprised that she still has a job and that MSNBC is still on the air.

5:00 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

Kate-A "(I'm a recovering liberal, altho I've always held conservative views on some issues.)"

Welcome to the right side Kate and thank you for the kind words.

5:08 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

anon "I know a person whom majored in broadcast journalism. What he told me was that any media outlet, newspapers, television, or the radio, if they were to fabricate or to make up a story just for ratings, or to make the others look bad, they would be fined, or lose their license and would no longer be able to report the news ever again. Look what happened to the New York Times years ago."

I don't believe the media makes up stories for ratings, because the media has been losing ratings for years. Newspapers have been losing circulation and the alphabet news outlets have been losing viewers. If they were to actually broadcast the news without the ideological prejudice, their ratings would increase.Fox News for example does the job the rest of the media refuses to do and they are rewarded for it by being the most watched news channel.

anon "Makes me wonder that the NAACP edited the tape and to make Sherrod's a "sacrificial lamb" to distract Fox News, when they were going after the NAACP for attacking the Tea Party without evidence of racism."

I've been pondering the exact same thing as well. It could be that the NAACP had a plan all along to dupe Breitbart and Fox News. Even if it is true, their plan still backfired, because the NAALCP and Obama are the ones who are coming out this looking humiliated.

anon "As for Constessa Brewer and the folks at MSNBC who reported about a bunch of "white, gun-toting racists", and one turned out to be a black man, I'm surprised that she still has a job and that MSNBC is still on the air."

It doesn't surprise me in the least! MSNBC is owned by General Electric, and the top brass of GE are huge Obama fans. If other media and people would have chimed in on this like they did with the Sherrod fiscal, then maybe Brewer would have been fired, but since they didn't it's like it never even
happened.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Sojournerlove said...

I'm disgusted that people still treat the NAACP as relevant when they are not. I've noticed that the NAACP doesn't raise as much of a stink when it comes to black on black crime. There was an incident in Dunbar Village when a black mother and her son were assaulted by young black thugs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton came to the defense of the thugs instead of the mother and son who are the real victims.

I'll post a link to the story.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/youngest-dunbar-village-rape-defendant-sentenced-to-30-119723.html

6:20 PM  
Anonymous DarkStar said...

Shepard Smith Didn't Trust Britbart

Rush Limbaugh is blasting Fox News for its coverage of Shirley Sherrod, saying that one of the network’s anchors “caved” by not showing the original misleading video fragment that led to the firing of Shirley Sherrod.

The video, posted and promoted by Andrew Breitbart as a display of racism, was a sensation in conservative corners of the Internet, but Fox News host Shepard Smith explained Wednesday that his show had decided to not show the video.

“We on Studio B did not run the video and did not reference the story in any way for many reasons,” Smith said. “Among them: We didn't know who shot it, we didn't know when it was shot, we didn't know the context of the statement, and because the history of the videos on the site where it was posted. In short, we did not and do not trust the source.”

7:42 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

Darkstar "Shepard Smith Didn't Trust Britbart"

Come on Dark. Shepard Smith is a liberal and Andrew Breitbart is a conservative. It's kind of like a no duh that Shepard wouldn't trust Breitbart's content. That's like saying Media Matters supports Fox News. As I said in part one, there is no evidence that Breitbart personally edited the video. Think about it for a moment. Andrew would have everything to lose if it was found out that he had a hand in the editing or changing of the tape, and I seriously doubt he would put his neck out like that just to show up a no name government worker to to get at the NAACP.

Darkstar "Rush Limbaugh is blasting Fox News for its coverage of Shirley Sherrod, saying that one of the network’s anchors “caved” by not showing the original misleading video fragment that led to the firing of Shirley Sherrod."

Sean Hannity showed the video after Sherrod was fired. I have to actually disagree with Limbaugh on this one. There was no need for Fox to show the edited video again, because most people who are following this story already have seen it.

Darkstar "The video, posted and promoted by Andrew Breitbart as a display of racism, was a sensation in conservative corners of the Internet, but Fox News host Shepard Smith explained Wednesday that his show had decided to not show the video."

I guess this shows that Fox News isn't an arm of the Republican Party, because Shepard who is a Democrat has the power to control the content that he wants on his show. Of course anti Fox Dems won't see it like that.

Darkstar "“We on Studio B did not run the video and did not reference the story in any way for many reasons,” Smith said. “Among them: We didn't know who shot it, we didn't know when it was shot, we didn't know the context of the statement, and because the history of the videos on the site where it was posted. In short, we did not and do not trust the source.”"

In retrospect, maybe Breitbart should have "vetted" the video before promoting it heavily like he did. Breitbart was in a hast to make a point. He didn't realize that his credibility was on the line when he did it. For Smith to say that "we did not and do not TRUST the source is pretty pathetic on Sheppard's part. He could have just said that "we couldn't VALIDATE the video.

9:10 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"Andrew Breitbart didn't personally edit the tape that he posted on his blog, he received the video already in it's format and thought it was the full video. So it was a miscalculation on his part".

Why would you believe that? Initially, Breithbart posted the video in 2 parts on his site. Breithbart has a rather expansive internet media network. Why couldn't he have had done a very minimal amount of fact checking?Yet he claims that his intent was to "prove" racism on the part of the NAACP.

Breithbart was the "MEDIA SOURCE" of the doctored and false information. Thus, if he claims to have been "duped", therefore his actions, reaction and intent was no better than that of the NAACP, The White House, and everyone else who was duped by the tape.

Yet, Breithbart (being the media source) has yet to offer an apology to Ms. Sherrod, when he should have been the first to do so! Instead, during his first cable news interviews, he continued to promote his idea of the NAACP being racist, NEVER ONCE SAYING THAT HE WAS SORRY FOR SMEARING MS. SHERRODS NAME!!!

11:39 AM  

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