Skip to main content

One of the things voters are supposed to look for when electing someone to public office is whether they have good judgment.
If their contributorship to Andrew Breitbart's irresponsible and despicable yellow journalism provides any indication of the type of judgment to expect from "Taliban" Pete Sessions and "Fair Hair" Rick Perry, their judgment is not merely not mainstream.
It's reckless, irresponsible, and, may I add racist.
More below.

Years ago, when I studied journalism, I was taught that the kind of sensationalistic and untrue journalism practiced by Breitbart and Fox was called "yellow journalism." If anyone was ever caught practicing such journalism back when I was studying the subject, they'd be fired in a New York minute.
As the sickening story of Mrs. Sherrod's shoddy treatment by Breitbart and Fox has spread, it has become clearer by the second that Mrs. Sherrod and a host of others have been uncalled for victims of the flagerent false and racist journalism that Breitbart engages in.
Given that, and given their listed association with his web site, questions MUST be raised about this exhibition of poor judgment by Sessions (who I am even more saddened to say represents my congressional district) and Perry (who I pray is pink slipped by Texas voters in November).
Folks in my state and district have every right to wonder what being involved with a racist web site that spreads inflammatory misinformation with regularity says about the judgment of those who are supposed to display far better judgment as elected officials.
It sure doesn't speak well of either Perry or Sessions, and their ousters from public office are long past due. I sure hope even more that Bill White (governor) and Grier Raggio (TX-32) retire Perry and Sessions from their offices in November.
(Grier Raggio's web site: http://www.raggioforcongress.com)
(Bill White's web site: http://www.billwhitefortexas.com)

Originally posted to alaprst on Thu Jul 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site