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  •  I am very heartened (3+ / 0-)
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    willibro, brein, StepLeftStepForward

    that you feel this way and maybe I've been burned too many times thinking we've turned the corner.  I think they will find another target and that person may not be as angelic as Ms. Sherrrod; then what?

    A few years ago we had Rev Wright, less than a couple years ago we had Acorn, and then there was the topic of this thread Van Jones; I see no fundamental change and that's what it will take IMO; codified change via law, regulation, cultural expectations etc.

    Most of my friends hadn't heard the updates on the story.  And most of the viewers Fox was targeting with the original story (CNN viewers too) would never believe the correction anyway.  IMO their logic might read like this (given the previous lies Beck, Fox, Rush etc have fed them) - "well they're racist too, of course they would stick up for her". Seriously, that's the level of discourse I think we're dealing with given Fox and right wing radio's MO.

    •  If it happens again (1+ / 0-)
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      it will have to be dealt with on a case by case basis.  And I'm willing to bet that the media will treat it a whole lot differently next time and they'll do their homework before jumping on a story like that, as will the NAACP.

      We'll have to disagree on Rev. Wright.  I still find the things he said to be offensive.  Really offensive.  Then he just kept digging and tried to destroy then candidate Obama.  Wright has some serious issues.  That wasn't the same as the situation with Ms. Sherrod.  Not even close.

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