Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Well Beyond "Snooker"

A public servant spends the day being trashed all over cable tee-vee and the internets, then gets fired from her job, but not to worry -- at least the NCAAP has issued a light-hearted mea culpa:

With regard to the initial media coverage of the resignation of USDA official Shirley Sherrod, we have come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias. [emphasis mine]

How precious, cute, adorable, and darling. She lost her job, which might be a bad thing if the economy were in the toilet or something. Giggles all around -- it reminds me of the time in kindergarten when I tied some classmates' shoes strings together during circle time. They fell over, we all giggled, and I had to stand in the corner for a while.

At least the NCAAP has shown the decency to admit their craven credulousness. Maybe they'll check more closely the next time FauxNews spends the day repeating alarmist man-bites-dog inward-one-and-a-half-reverse-racist bullshit accusations. (Tomorrow.)

Will President Chicken-Shit order his chicken-shit Secretary of Agriculture to reverse this travesty -- if not now, a millisecond after all the relevant facts can be firmly established? It seems we're there already, but it's worth getting it right.

Liars lie. Fools play along.

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