I’ve been following the whole mess that is the Shirley Sherrod resignation/firing over her NAACP speech, and there’s definitely a post in there about the importance of context and good will. Needless to say, it’s been entertaining to watch the coverage of the story on various news networks.
Last night, apparently Bill O’Reilly took a shot at Rachel, and I LOVE LOVE her response to him — check it out:
When you got all ‘kick your network’s butt’ and ‘madam’ on me, you weren’t really trying to tout your network’s ratings. You were trying to take the attention off of me saying that your network, Fox News, continually crusades on flagrantly bogus stories designed to make white Americans fear black Americans, which Fox News most certainly does for a political purpose, even if it upends the lives of individuals like Shirley Sherrod, even as it frays the fabric of the nation, and even as it makes the American dream more of a dream and less of a promise… but even if no one watches us at all, except for my mom and my girlfriend and people who forgot to turn off the TV after Keith, you are still wrong on what really matters, and that would be the facts, Your Highness.
So dad, if you’re reading this post, this week illustrates for you why I don’t trust Fox News. Any “news” organization that has such a hateful ideology isn’t worth my remote click.