Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The moral of the story

By now you may have seen the news that, once the full video of Shirley Sherrod's speech was released, it became clear that what she was saying was actually the exact opposite of what Fox News and other conservative outlets were claiming she was saying. OMG, that's shocking, right? Except it really isn't. Remember the ACORN videos, and how they showed ACORN employees saying and doing things that they actually weren't saying and doing at all ever? Of course, those videos were artfully edited by conservative groups as well.

So what have we learned here? That Fox and it's ilk are dishonest? Um, we already knew that. What should we learn? This: If a radical conservative news group releases a video containing "damning evidence" of anybody doing anything, you should ask for the full video before reaching any conclusions. I mean, wtf is it with these Obama administration bigwigs that just swallow every doctored video the conservahacks spew out? Whatever happened to critical thinking and reserving judgment until you have all the evidence? Because besides making themselves look evil, the conservahacks are making you guys look like gullible, impulsive idiots.

And whatever happened to asking your employee for her side of the story and giving her a chance to defend herself before demanding her resignation? Jesus H Christ.


  1. Anonymous7/21/2010

    This is just so infuriating! It makes my blood boil. What a total clusterfuck. I hope she sues and then makes a buttload of money off the book and movie deal. Early retirement courtesy of some stupid-ass political games FTW!

  2. Whatever happened to critical thinking and reserving judgment until you have all the evidence?

    That's sooo last year. Heh.

  3. Lizzay7/21/2010

    What's most sad is that the point of her speech is totally lost in all this, but it's a good one - helping people is not about race, it's about poverty. Another great life lesson lost in the shuffle.

  4. Shanigan7/21/2010

    I was most struck by your last point - that they didn't even bother to hear her part of the story before canning her. Outrageous!

  5. Anonymous7/21/2010

    This is a commentary on our cultures’ relationship with the news industry in general. People think that if something is on the news it must be true and there is no need to look into it any further. This is part of the reason that corporations are such successful PR machines.