A notorious leftie blog, Little Green Footballs, published a post today as part of the Barbarossa scale attack on conservative media following the racist-turned victim-turned racist Shirley Sherrod story. The author argued that the conservative tactic to rebut criticism is to find a minor or unimportant factual error in the liberal critique. The LGF statements come about as close as liberals ever get to admitting that there arguments fundamentally lack any reliance on or commitment to factual reality.
The "irrelevant or minor point" of factual reality that the Little Green attack on Fox News targets is actually the entire body of exculpatory evidence. Two well established facts are issue dispositive.
First, Fox aired the story after the Obama Administration had forced Sherrod to resign. Second, the custodian of the entire video, the NAACP and its aptly named President, Ben Jealous, had supported the Administration and decried the Sherrod statements before Fox aired the video.
Only the primal scream of emotion that the progressive liberal substitutes for reason could convict a conservative of racism for truthfully broadcasting a story that an employee of the government had already been fired for racist statements that the employee's specific boss had already said were unacceptable and a major non profit-who was the custodian of the entire original speech and in the audience when the speech was made thereby knowing the the context of the remarks-had already echoed the DoAg's position. The number of past tense verbs is not coincidental.
As I like to say, you really can't make this stuff up.