I don’t watch Faux in any of its formats, so I have to rely on internet postings about what goes on over there, but if I just read from the Huffington Post is correct, Dr. Dean just destroyed the Fox meme machine on their very own Sunday show and took the issues surrounding Shirley Sherrod directly to them.
Attention netroots Dr. Dean has just shown us all and without a doubt what every single Democratic operative pundit or anyone who considers themselves a "progressive" needs to do about Fox News America’s Radio Rwanda and their Republican masters on the subject of race. Do not equivocate do not try to draw parallels call a sewer the shitty smelling place it is.
"Fox News did something that was absolutely racist," Dean said. "They had an obligation to find out what was really in the clip. They had been pushing a theme of black racism with this phony Black Panther crap and this business and this Sotomayor and all this other stuff."
That’s right Dr. Dean but I wish you had gone one step further. Fox News is the defender and instigator of the Teabaggers. They are basically a Fox News creation as their first rally on April 15th 2009 was inspired and promoted as Fox News America’s Radio Rwanda’s pep rally. When the NAACP asked that they expel or at least address the racist elements in their teabagging midst Fox howled like a scalded cat. People only howl like that when you hit them where it hurts, and the NAACP landed a left to their solar plexus that had them gasping in indignation. Man it would have been sweet if you could have tied that all together in a big knot, but that wasn’t bad Dr. Dean not by a long shot.
Now I understand nepotism Wallace had the standard Fox rejoinder, well we didn’t air anything until Mrs. Sherrod was fired. The idea that the loss of her job was not the fault of Faux News but the Obama administration and that is the real harm caused to Mrs. Sherrod is the strangest thing. Mrs. Sherrod wasn’t fired she resigned, and had her job been of any importance it wouldn’t have been a thing that could have been taken from that woman with a phone call. I believe there is ample evidence that this Shirley Sherrod is unafraid of a fight for a cause she cares about.
What was taken was this woman’s good name, and it was stolen by Brietbart, then Fox.net which just about copied and pasted Breitbart’s lie unto its website, while in the interim and all through the day the rest of the Fox anti Black American propaganda machine prepared its and spread it's slander. Beck was entirely ready to jump on it, he was going to lead the charge, but the story reversed before it was time for him to go on. Please Beckster no one believes the bullshit that you believed Shirley Sherrod was getting shafted you ain't slick, no wait the gullible main stream media does.
Dr Dean called your lie for what it was Glenn (I’m the inheritor of Martin Luther King) Beck, for as the world knows when Shirley was being asked to resign. They said it was your show it was breaking on.
"It was about to go on Glenn Beck, which is what the administration was afraid of."
That’s right Beck Dr. Dean called on you, what’s your answer?
And now it’s time for the money quote
"The Tea Party called out their racist fringe and I think the Republican Party's got to stop appealing to its racist fringe. And Fox News is what did that. You put that on. Continuing to cater to this theme of minority racism and stressing comments like this -- some of which are taken out of context -- does not help the country knit itself together."
Did you hear that Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, White people, Black people all the people of the rainbow that look forward to a land where different is not deficient that is what must be said. Democratic pundits do you wonder why Republicans set the narrative? It’s because we are answering their questions, it’s time for them to answer ours.
When Mitch Mcconnell was asked about this it was something he didn’t care to discuss. You want to win? You want to make this a more perfect union? Then every Republican needs to be asked this question. They’ve had the race discussion for 2 years and through Van Jones, and ACORN, Shirley Sherrod, and the New Black Panthers they have been the aggressors. It’s time to make them account for their aggression and place race baiting where it belongs in the dust bin of history.
Update: This is the video of the event, but it's from the mediate site and I don't know if it's working in the diary. Here's a trick that seems to work if you want to watch it here. Copy the code into one of your comments and in preview mode you can watch the encounter. Their are ghosts in the Kos machine today.
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Update II: I sure would love to answer the comments, but I have to imagine Kos is undergoing maintainance and comments dissappear the moment I try and answer them, but to what I think is the big point. Yes, this was destruction of Fox this was their Sunday morning show. Yes, Dean did the respectful Democrat thing he didn't call them an outright liar, but he did say what I blockquoted on their air which would be among some of the only truth their signal has ever carried.
Update III: As the little lady from Poltergeist said "this house is clean" at least I think it is. It appears Dr. Dean wasn't the only one to get the memo, and I thought I'd include this gem if I can get it to work from Joan (so sexy when she's angry) Walsh courtesy of Media Matters.