It's Time to Stand Up to Right-Wing Propaganda!

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By E.J. DIONNE, JR.
http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20100727/OPINION04/7260341/-1/RSS02
THE smearing of Shirley Sherrod ought to be a turning point in U.S. politics. This is not a "teachable moment." It is a time for action.

The mainstream media and the Obama Administration must stop cowering before a right wing that has persistently forced its propaganda to be accepted as news by convincing traditional journalists that "fairness" requires treating extremist rants as "one side of the story."

And there can be no more shilly-shallying about the fact that racial backlash politics is becoming an important component of the campaign against President Obama and against progressives in this year's election. (MORE OF THIS STORY) http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20100727/OPINION04/7260341/-1/RSS02

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That's right folks-stand your ground(while we watch you get run over!). Are any of you starting to see the enormity of the juggernaught you're about to be run over by?

The sickening thing is, the tactic is so transparent.

--make a video (or find one)
--edit the Hell out of it
--make misleading claims
--scream bloody murder

Sherrod's actual story was a teachable one. It's difficult to overcome racism from others. It's even more difficult to overcome your own racist thoughts, however fleeting. But she obviously did it.

The political story to be learned is this--Andrew Breitbart is a liar, and whatever credible he had is shot.

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yeah?...here's her oldman being all racially senstive too...

And before you scream OUT OF CONTEXT...here's the entire video:

BTW...the REAL story is Sherrod was fired BEFORE her name was ever mentioned on Fox....And her oldman is a racist too...

"Charles Sherrod, Shirley?s husband, was a Freedom Rider who, along with the civil rights hero John Lewis, was a key member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee of the ?60s.

http://conversations.blackvoices.com/entertainment/99435682aaea4564b2436...

Hrm...heard of that before...oh yeah...started out as a good idea....ended up as the black panthers...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_Nonviolent_Coordinating_Committee

Change in strategy and dissolution
Many within the organization had grown skeptical about the tactics of nonviolence. After the Democratic convention of 1964, the group began to split into two factions – one favoring a continuation of nonviolent, integration-oriented, redress of grievances within the existing political system, and the other moving towards Black Power and revolutionary ideologies. These differences continued to grow during the Selma Voting Rights campaign.

After the Watts riots in Los Angeles in 1965, some SNCC members sought to break their ties with the mainstream civil rights movement and the liberal organizations that supported it. They argued instead that blacks needed to build power of their own rather than seek accommodations from the power structure in place. Eventually, the leader of the militant branch, Stokely Carmichael (later Kwame Ture), replaced John Lewis as head of SNCC in May 1966.

Carmichael first argued that blacks should be free to use violence in self-defense, then later he advocated revolutionary violence to overthrow oppression. Carmichael rejected the civil rights legislation that the movement had fought so hard to achieve as mere palliatives. The Department of Defense stated in 1967:

SNCC can no longer be considered a civil rights group. It has become a racist organization with black supremacy ideals and an expressed hatred for whites. It employs violent and militant measures which may be defined as extreme when compared with those of more moderate groups. [10]

Carmichael raised the banner of Black Power in a speech in Greenwood, Mississippi in June 1966. As the mainstream civil rights movement distanced itself from SNCC, SNCC expelled white staff and volunteers, and denounced the whites who had supported it in the past. By early 1967, SNCC was approaching bankruptcy and close to disappearing.

Carmichael left SNCC in June 1967 to join the Black Panther Party. H. Rap Brown, later known as Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, replaced him as the head of SNCC. Brown renamed the group the Student National Coordinating Committee and supported violence, which he described "as American as cherry pie". He resigned from SNCC in 1968, after being indicted for inciting to riot in Cambridge, Maryland in 1967. Brown then became Minister of Justice of the Black Panther Party.

Brown also proposed violence against violence if the power structure in the US did not change its racist actions against Blacks. He was targeted by the FBI and incarcerated without legal representation during 1968-1969. The government indicted Brown to make an example of him, despite a lack of proper evidence.[citation needed]

By then, SNCC was no longer an effective organization. It largely disappeared in the early 1970s, although chapters in communities such as San Antonio, Texas continued for several more years. Mario Marcel Salas, field secretary of the SNCC chapter in San Antonio operated until 1976. The San Antonio SNCC chapter was part Black Panther Party and part SNCC. Dr. Charles Jones of Atlanta State University termed it a "hybrid organization" because it had panther-style survival programs. Salas also worked closely with La Raza Unida Party, running for political office and organizing demonstrations to expose discrimination against Blacks and Latinos. Salas later helped in the liberation of the island of Grenada from the dictator Eric Gairy in 1979, and became the chairman of the Free Nelson Mandela Movement in San Antonio Texas.

SNCC has begun again at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.[

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Sorry, but her husband has nothing to do with it.

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From the very liberal Chris Matthews:

http://www.breitbart.tv/unlikely-defender-msnbcs-matthews-emphasizes-bre...

"That part in there about redemptive revelation was actually in the initial tape." He then asked Howard Dean, "Why do you think if this was a complete slime job, why do you think Breitbart kept that in there?" A heated exchange ensues

This from Anderson Cooper, not exactly a conservative commentator
http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2010/20100730104803.aspx

"On Thursday’s Anderson Cooper 360, anchor Anderson Cooper faulted himself for not pressing Shirley Sherrod when she appeared on the show back on July 22 and claimed that conservative Andrew Breitbart was a “vicious” racist who “would like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery.”

Cooper now says he should have challenged Sherrod to support such an inflammatory charge with facts: “I believe in admitting my mistakes....I didn't challenge her that night and I should have.”

It was pretty clear what Breitbart's intent was. He said that Sherrod failed to help a white farmer because of her racism. He even suggested this happened in her federal position. Of course, none of this turned out to be true.

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It was a clip, news channels do it all the time, they show clips not the whole story until later on. The Whitehouse and NAACP overreacted without following up on the information. Lets say that Breitbart did do it on purpose, he didn't kill anyone and its nowhere close to what Washington is doing in Arizona, people are dying in Arizona because of illegal immigration, i.e. cartels. Obama and the Dems want to secure the Latino vote so they do nothing about immigration i.e securing the boarder. Why? so they can keep the power in Washington by getting the immigrant vote, but thats ok though, Right?

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

That you can prove nothing as to what you posted. In fact what you posted is defamation against Mr. Breitbart. Please educate yourself and know the facts. Did you even view what Mr. Breitbart posted on his site? Obviously you didn't. Please give the exact quote of Mr. Breitbart and provide evidence of his ever saying, "Sherrod failed to help a white farmer because of her racism."

Why isn't Ms. Sherrod suing the Obama Administration. They fired her. Just remember Mr. Breitbart will be able to disclose a lot about Ms. Sherrod during the discovery process.

Here the text of the original article:

"We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.

In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn't do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from "one of his own kind". She refers him to a white lawyer.

Sherrod's racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups' racial tolerance."

Please notice the emphasized points. This is not an accurate depiction of the truth. Sherrod's story was from 24 years ago. She wasn't a federal employee yet. And of course, she didn't discriminate against the white farmer. As the farmer said in an interview, she helped to save his farm & she's a good friend.

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From the text:

"Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help"

Just like with Shirley, you have to read the whole context of the text, not just what is emphasized. Mr. Breitbart's point is how the NAACP audience members approved of her words about how she felt at first about helping this white guy. The audience had no idea where she was going with this speech. The NAACP accused the Tea Party of racist behavior. Mr. Breitbart showed how the NAACP has its own racist tendencies.

Now pink slip if a white government official decided that a black person should get help from "one of his own kind", would that outrage you?

Desiree--you, like Breitbart, leave out a pretty important detail....Sherrod personally HELPED THE FARMER SAVE HIS FARM.

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Looks like we have our own lynch squad of NAACP racists here locally. NAACP = KKK, in my opinion.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100802/SPORTS12/3080...

Please clarify. I looked in the history books and I couldn't find one incident where the NAACP lynched anybody. The KKK has lynched and murdered thousand's of Americans.

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