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Who’s the Fool Now?


© Kevin Siers

Why would anyone believe anything coming from Andrew Breitbart ever again? We’ve already been fooled more than once by him. As Dubya said, “fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me, you can’t get fooled again”.

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  1. Laurie wrote:

    You mean “Why would any intelligent, free thinking person believe anything from…..”

    IK, I LOVE this blog. Thanks for your effort.

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
  2. mickey wrote:

    After D Imus, R Limbaugh, T Lott, the Beer Summit, the Tea Party “spitters”, and Duke Lacrosse……..I cant believe this is something you would be so bold about posting. Nahhh, actually I’m not surprised at all.

    Actually the whole situation is pretty cool. You see, many people will NEVER know the truth behind this story. They will only know how it was originally reported. Pretty cool, huh?

    Now liberals might know how their own medicine tastes.

    We need more of this from conservative media. Not because I like it. I despise it. But once it starts coming out from both sides on a regular basis, possibly an end can be put to it.

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  3. patriotsgt wrote:

    Laura, I agree. However, the head of the NAACP (who owned the complete tape) believed, the Sec of AG, and the President. All this before Beck actually commented and on the side of Ms Sherrod. What the liberal media failed to point out is that BB’s clearly decieving post, was not picked up in mass by FNC until after the firing and clearly not by Beck.
    The Olblerman/Maddow crew would not have even touched the story had not it been reversed. If it had stood as BB originally posted the liberal media would not have run it.

    So while FNC is guilty of piling on Obama bashing, MSNBS is just as guilty for censoring and only running what bashes the right. At least CNN had the guts to actually investigate and get the story right.

    What people fail to see is MSNBC and FNC has commentators, not journalists. Matthews, Olberman and Maddow are the same as Beck, Hannity and Oreilly. They are commentators who spin a story to make a political point. It’s clear as night and day, if your right you believe FNC if your left you believe MSNBC. Local news and occasionally CNN are the only true journalistic entities truly still reporting.

    What say you?

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 8:06 am | Permalink
  4. Sammy wrote:

    Any attempt by the right to shift blame on this (I’m lookin’ at you, Newt) is not only disgusting, it’s disturbing. The so-called left (Obama administration, NAACP) has tripped over its collective tongue to apologize for disservice done to Shirley Sherrod. The right wing media has tripped over its collective tongue to “yeah-but-you” the whole situation, and blame the mainstream media for not catching Breitbart’s deception, even though they, the right wing media, lapped it up within seconds of Breitbart’s release of the video. And Patriot, the news cycle is so fast that the whole thing was a less than 30 hour affair, so trying to lift some responsibility off Beck and Hannity is a lame attempt. They didn’t just report the story, they called Ms. Sherrod a racist, dude. They’re a fucking disgrace to broadcasting. Only O’Reilly has made a public apology.

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10:17 am | Permalink
  5. patriotsgt wrote:

    Sammy, I agree that Breitbart is a slime, Ms Sherrod should file a lawsuit against him. Oreilly, did make an honest attempt along with the Sec, and whitehouse. Matthews on MSNBC is like Oreilly, Olberman and Maddow are like Beck and Hannnity. I’d love to see the 4 of them (OMBH)in a locked room for a 3 hr debate. That would be worth watching, the only time I’d watch any of the 4.
    Watch the local news, it actually has real journalism.

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    It is a sad state of affairs at Fox News when O’Reilly has become the reasonable one of the bunch.

    And personally, I’m tired of the false equivalency arguments (the left is just as bad as the right, Obama is just as bad as Bush). Such arguments do not shed light, they only obfuscate.

    Keith Olbermann (the worst of the worst on the left at MSNBC, according to some people) did not hesitate to call out Obama and his administration for the chicken shit way they handled the Sherrod mess, and I posted that video in this blog.

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  7. Laurie wrote:

    PatsGT: Mr Knee said, in the original piece, “Why would anyone believe anything coming from Andrew Breitbart… EVER AGAIN”

    My point was that we all need to LEARN from the mistakes at NAACP, the WH etc., but there are still those weak minded individuals who will continue to believe the misinformation spewing from whichever source to which they salivate comfortably, as long as it suits their own agenda.

    I agree with IK, though, in that I do hear at least some contrition from the left-leaners from time to time.

    My husband says Bill’O will switch sides at some point… I’m not so sure.

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
  8. Iron Knee wrote:

    Crazier things have happened. Ed Schultz used to be a conservative Republican and even as a liberal he calls himself a “meat eating, gun-toting lefty”.

    Although it is difficult to imagine O’Reilly making nice with now-Senator Al Franken.

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 12:50 am | Permalink
  9. ebdoug wrote:

    From Moveon.org: they sent out their own edited version of a speech. Is really funny.

    http://pol.moveon.org/breitbart.html?id=22053-9413770-RfoMi3x&t=1

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  10. mickey wrote:

    Wow. Still blaming Breitbart and FOX?

    Still ignoring all the 800lb gorillas (Imus, Duke Lacrosse, Rush, “spitters”) in the room?

    The left played this situation like geniuses. They immediately focused all the attention on Sherrod and fired her, then they wanna rehire her, etc, creating lots of drama and redirecting all the attention to a single person and taking it off the NAACP as an organization.
    What really gets lost in all of this, is the crowd reaction to Sherrod’s “story”. We’ve all seen the video. The crowd heard just what you heard in the original video. They had no idea what was coming. All they hear is black woman gettin some payback- and they cheered her on. At the very minimum, they were nodding in approval and this much is obvious from the video.

    And personally I think that THIS is what Breitbart was trying to show. The liberal media has done an excellent job of keeping the focus off of that aspect.

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink
  11. Iron Knee wrote:

    Mickey, it just isn’t worth trying to discuss this with you. I’m not ignoring the 800lb gorillas, I’m trying to ignore *you*. (But apparently failing — this time.)

    I can’t fathom what you think Imus being fired, the Duke Lacrosse rape accusations, or the “spitters” have to do with this. And “Rush”? Breitbart purposely took something out of context and made false claims about it. HE LIED. He did the same thing with the ACORN videos. HE LIED. He did it on purpose. When confronted with the real evidence, he continued to lie. You are only repeating his lies.

    Let’s take one example. The Duke Lacross team had the charges against them dropped when it became clear that they had been the victim of an overzealous prosecutor. The prosecutor was fired and disbarred. Can we do the same thing for Breitbart? I’d like to take away any press credentials he has and bar him from appearing on television for a year.

    And Don Imus? There are many on the left (including the ACLU) that didn’t think he should have been fired, even though his remarks were clearly racist. I don’t think she should have been fired. But he wasn’t fired from a government job, he was fired by a private company (CBS), and as conservatives like to say, private companies should have the right to fire anyone for any reason at all.

    The NAACP and the administration totally screwed up, but only because they reacted to Breitbart’s faked evidence. They should have ignored it. I’m hoping they won’t make that mistake again. But I’m not making excuses for their mistakes, and they have (repeatedly) apologized.

    You are COMPLETELY misinterpreting the audience reaction in the NAACP tape of Sherrod. And Breitbart is STILL LYING about the audience reaction. When Sherrod says she didn’t help the white farmer as much as she could, there were no cheers, there was no applause. The cheers and applause were when Sherrod said that this wasn’t about race, that it was about the haves vs. the have-nots.

    Mickey, read this: http://www.slate.com/id/2261552/pagenum/all/

    When you say things like “The liberal media has done an excellent job of keeping the focus off of that aspect.” First, there is no liberal media. See http://www.politicalirony.com/2008/07/28/the-myth-of-liberal-media/ If your example of liberal media is Keith Olbermann, HE attacked Obama on this one, as I pointed out in these comments. But you just ignore that. Second, and more importantly, the media has been talking (a lot) about this aspect (the audience reaction), so you are just making things up.

    You are not interested in the truth, only in partisan advantage. You throw out vague and incorrect accusations. You repeat conservative talking points without any critical thinking. You ignore all contrary evidence. You are intellectually lazy and can’t be bothered to actually look anything up. Try googling things before you open your mouth.

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  12. mickey wrote:

    “I can’t fathom what you think Imus being fired, the Duke Lacrosse rape accusations, or the “spitters” have to do with this.”

    Hmmm….CONTEXT? TRUTH, maybe?

    The crowd reaction in that video is not up for debate. THat organization, by DEFINITION, if not actions, is racist. Period.

    Of course, now Sherrod’s husband is on tape saying worse things than she did. Why is THAT not in the news?

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Permalink