The Mainstream Media & the Far-Left
The mainstream media has been in rare form this past week. They've been working overtime to paint Fox News as a racist organization based on their handling of the Sharon Sherrod story. As we all know, the last thing these people care about is the truth when advancing their agenda.
Case in point, Howard Dean showed up on Fox News Sunday this morning selling the current liberal talking point - Fox News caused the media feeding frenzy that lead to Sherrod's forced resignation. It didn't matter to Dean that Fox News never mentioned her name until after the Obama administration had forced her resignation. Nope, he had his point to make and he was sticking to it no matter what - "Fox News is a racist". Thankfully, Chris Wallace explained to Dean that his timeline didn't add up and made the guy look like a twit in the end.
Dean is certainly not alone in trumpeting this bogus line. Joan Walsh, editor in chief of Salon.com, actually suggested that because Sherrod's father had been killed by a white farmer, she was entitled to say anything she wanted about race or white people. Really? What if we found out that Mel Gibson was robbed and beaten by a black man when he was younger. Would that make everything he has said about black people OK? I hardly think that Joan or anyone else on the Left would think so.
Of course, it's never a two-way street with the Left. As far as I can tell, the narrative from the spineless, biased media heading into November is that if you vote for the conservative candidate, you're a racist or Uncle Tom - depending on your ethnic status, of course. If you vote for the liberal, your an angel on the right hand of God.
That's the line they've drawn and I reject it out of hand. They can take their bogus charges of racism against Fox News, and conservatives in general, and stick 'em.
For this and so many other reasons that would take years to list, the mainstream media are the Liberal Idiots of the Week.