On Race-Baiting and A Lazy Media's Complicity

Abby Zimet

It was bad enough when right-wing blowhard Andrew Breitbart started wildly hurling racist smears at
agriculture official Shirley Sherrod. Worse is the mainstream media's
complicity - its enouraging an environment that gives a pass to such charges, its cavalier assumption his race-baiting had any basis in
truth, and its refusal to confirm the facts, which last time we checked
is their - our - job. Media Matters finds the truth,  and Salon suggests who should be fired here. Hint: It's not Sherrod.


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