When the Sanest Person is Glenn Beck . . .

The crew at the Huffington Post have put together this video clip showing how Fox News covered the Andrew Breitbart video lynching of Shirley Sherrod. Only Shepard Smith refused to air the video which has now put him in the firing line of the most notorious race baiter of them all, Rush Limbaugh. That story from Politico.

Picking up Breitbart’s defense of the video, Limbaugh argued that it was “not about Shirley Sherrod” but rather the NAACP’s recent accusation that the tea party is racist.

“This is about the continuing smearing of great patriotic Americans, which is all the left has left to do,” Limbaugh declared. “There's no racism in the tea party. They don't have racist signs.”

The conservative radio host also said that Smith and much of the rest of the media establishment were missing what the Sherrod story really revealed about the state of race relations during Barack Obama’s presidency.

“This regime is tribalizing this country,” he said. “They are dividing this country. It's not just enough to say that they are dividing us. They are tribalizing this country. We aren't Americans anymore. We're all members of different racial tribes, and we are to be pitted against each other: Black Americans, White Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans. We're all being divided up racially, by tribes.”

Media Matter for America also compiled a timeline of the Sherrod affair.

Tags: Shirley Sherrod, Race Relations in the United States, Andrew Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh (all tags)


1 Comment

RE: When the Sanest Person is Glenn Beck . . .

Also from MMFA: Beck, Limbaugh, and Savage have all suggested that the White House set this whole thing up so that Fox News could fail.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-24 12:29AM | 0 recs


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