All morning many talking heads, pundits and whatnot have been pointing the finger of blame at Fox News and Breitbart for the firing of Shirley “once was lost but now I’m found” Sherrod.

Some are even encouraging her to sue Fox News and Breitbart. Feel free to debate the merits of slander lawsuits for cases involving the speech context of public officials, but what we’re talking about here is Sherrod’s firing.

The question not enough people are asking is that, if the claim that Fox News and Breitbart got Sherrod fired are true, what the hell is the Federal Government doing basing their firings on stories from Fox News and a conservative website?

In any case, Sherrod’s now being compared to Nelson Mandela for the agonizing day and a half she suffered as an abused political prisoner, so I’m guessing she’ll have plenty of job offers — maybe even from Fox News, you never know.

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10 Responses to “Question for Those Blaming Fox News and Breitbart for Sherrod’s Firing”

  1. Jeremie Jordan on July 22nd, 2010 4:18 pm

    Hot Air has a timeline which shows that FOX News didn't even air the clip of Sherrod until after she was fired. It appeared on their website and Doucy (sp?) mentioned it briefly on the morning show. The administration only fired her because they wanted to get ahead of the firestorm they thought was coming.

  2. Doug on July 22nd, 2010 4:30 pm

    Hmm, why would the administration ASSUME the worst?

  3. Tom_Beebe on July 22nd, 2010 4:35 pm

    Me thinks they (the Prez & Co) doth protest too much. They fired this lady when they got a whiff of reverse racism. Are they that unsure that the NAACP's claims against the tea Party will hold water? Tell me, what do the initials of NAACP stand for except the racist principle of Advancing People based on their Color? And is that not implied racism? This sin against common sense exists in every race, in both parties, in the Tea Party and certainly in the media (both Fox and MSNBC, to name two). Who can say the votes for the inexperienced Obama were based "not on the color of his skin but on the content of his character". Give me a break !

  4. Joyanna Adams on July 22nd, 2010 5:02 pm

    When I first saw the tape, I thought, "Well, that's very common. Here in St. Louis, most of the government workers ARE black, and when they are in charge of government handouts, they act just like Shirley. So, the "reverse discrimination" is well and alive…no surprise.

    And then, she got fired, and right away the wife of the farmer came on and said that Shirley was just wonderful…and so therefore, she Is NOT guilty of any crime.

    HUH? Okay, so she can be "racist" in her speech, but if she went ahead later and corrected her "discrimination" then everyone was wrong?

    Tom made excellent points…and the fact that the White House even MENTIONED FOX news when firing her on the phone, suggests there's more to this than meets the eye.

    If she sues FOX, then we have our answer.

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  6. cdl on July 22nd, 2010 9:07 pm

    I thought she resigned. I'm confused. Was she fired, or did she resign? Didn't she claim that the wh "asked" her to resign? Now everyone says she was fired. And now I hear audio of the farmer she discriminatingly helped claiming that she was the nicest lady in the world. This whole thing is just wierd.

    I haven't seen a photo or video of the "farmer." Nonetheless, he sure sounds an awful lot like Bum Phillips. Don't ya think?

  7. tiffnori on July 23rd, 2010 3:59 am

    Ahhhhh! Bring on the lawsuits and let the racial healing begin. This administration is doing their part to fan the flames of racisim.

  8. Susan on July 23rd, 2010 1:39 pm

    She should sue Breitbart, Fox News and any news organization who ran the story. Teach them all a lesson!!!!

  9. Michelle on July 23rd, 2010 2:30 pm

    Sue for what? For proving idishonest political hacks can advance to their level of incompetence while having control of a BILLION dollar budget? For proving that the Obama administration awarded patronage jobs to lifetime left wing community organizers? I think we already knew that. Her so called awakening is not believable when she spouts off about "mean spirited" people who want to deny heath care. Translation: all you rich white people better pay up for the "poor" . We all know how much Michelle and Barack did for them in Chicago
    ( with other people's money).

  10. John on July 29th, 2010 4:21 pm

    Wrong! – Fox News admits 'a breakdown' on Shirley Sherrod story
    Read: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40374.h

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