You knew it was bound to happen. One of the greatest things liberals are good at is spin. They can take truth and in a matter of minutes twist it into something absolutely unrecognizable. They’ll confuse the issue until you just aren’t sure of what the original conversation was really about. Example in point, the Shirley Sherrod incident. We’ve gone from a two minute expose that Breitbart used to reveal how racist the NAACP is to just a week later the tables have turned and now there are calls to shut down all bloggers, shut down Big Government, shut down Fox News? That’s called masterful spin.
In light of the JournoList scandal, you would imagine that the media would be busy cleaning out their own closets. We just saw a massive amount of corruption within the media exposed in the bright light of day. None of it was a surprise- other than the fact that now we have stacks and stacks of evidence proving to the American people the horrible abuse of the freedom of press that took place during this last election.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you already know that Andrew Breitbart posted a video designed at exposing the racism within the NAACP. Shirley Sherrod, quite frankly, was irrelevant to that; other than to show that a few of her selected comments were shown because they set off a firestorm of delight within the NAACP audience. However, the media and their liberal cronies have spun the incident into a personal attack of Shirley Sherrod by Andrew Breitbart and anyone who reported on the story, including Fox News.
And because it’s what they do, the media and their cronies are using the spun incident to try and steal as much freedom from those who disagree with them as possible. When liberals can’t win a debate with the facts their next line of attack is to shut down all opposing opinions and completely eliminate the dissenters.
Newsbusters reported on the latest of just such attacks on our freedom of speech:
Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the “mixed blessing of the internet,” and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet.
“There are so many great things that the internet does and has to offer, but at the same time, Kyra, as you know, there is this dark side,” Roberts said. “Imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t taken a look at what happened with Shirley Sherrod and plumbed the depths further and found out that what had been posted on the internet was not in fact reflective of what she said.”
Let’s examine what really happened. Shirley Sherrod was brought into the spotlight because of comments on her part that revealed the true feelings within the NAACP. And it was caught on video. Sure, the unedited video was 40 plus minutes (and I watched much of it), which to anyone listening showed that Sherrod is no less than a Marxist, if not a flat-out racist. But, again, that wasn’t the point of the video and anyone who took the time to read the accompanying points IN CONTEXT by Andrew Breitbart would clearly have understood that.
The point was to expose the reactions of the NAACP to the more racist statements coming from Sherrod. That led to Sherrod losing her job for a few days because the White House, the USDA and the NAACP jumped into the fray, without doing their own homework by watching the entire video in question (of which the NAACP shot AND owned) and deeming whether the incident was worthy of a forced resignation. They chose not to do so and gave Sherrod no choice but to resign. After, watching the entire video (and still choosing to ignore the point that Sherrod was not the target, the NAACP was) they had to humble themselves and beg forgiveness.
The woman lost her job for a few days and since has had her 30 minutes of fame on every mainstream channel and news venue. She’s become a household name, had a makeover, and will most likely receive a large step up on her career ladder. And this is such a tragedy that the First Amendment and our Freedom of Speech should now be held for ransom? Puuuulleeeaaassee.
Bloggers have become an easy scapegoat these days. However, bloggers exist because professional journalism has dissolved into a pathetic cesspool of liberalism. Professional and unbiased journalism no longer exist. That’s been proven ad-nauseum and reinstated by the latest JournoList scandal.
So, head’s up, CNN–If you don’t like the bloggers than you should do what the rest of us do to Mainstream Media TV… turn it off!