Don’t we ever learn? I mean seriously.
First conservatives release hidden video of ACORN employees supposedly breaking the law. Congress responds by destroying ACORN. Then the videotapes are found to have been highly doctored and didn’t show any wrongdoing on the part of the employees, but oops, it is too late for ACORN.
Then conservatives release a hidden video of government worker Shirley Sherrod, which supposedly show her admitting to racism. Sherrod is forced to resign. Then the video is shown to have been edited to completely change what happened. But too late for Sherrod.
So now, conservatives release hidden video of NPR executive Ron Schiller supposedly saying unkind things about conservatives. Schiller and his boss, the CEO of NPR, are fired.
And now, just like clockwork, these videos are shown to have been highly doctored. When Schiller was supposedly saying something unkind about the Tea Party, he was actually quoting Republicans.
New rule: the next time conservatives release a hidden video, let’s demand to see the original footage before we jump to any conclusions.