Dear American Morning:
I posted this comment yesterday on Andersons Coopers page in regards to the Shirley Sherrod incident. After seeing your report on How the internet is ruining our lives and destroying our culture I feel its my duty to post it here also. I agree with everything that was said wholeheartedly! The thing is what to do about it and how do we make amends to those who have been wronged? Do we just sweep the cases of the uninfluential and the poor under the rug as we cherry pick who will be apologized to and pardoned? Personally I don't think that's enough. I think anyone who has reason to believe they have been maligned by a media source deserves a hearing and a pardon if any of their rights have been violated and I feel those who have violated those peoples rights ought to be counter charged.
Heres the post
Yes I agree as one citizen of this vast nation, this was definitely a smear campaign of those who have influence, and upon someone with less influence in order to make a shallow point. It reminds me a lot of all the young men who were smeared by the authorities and railroaded by the Perverted Justice people on NBC's 'To catch a predator'. Where some of the so called predators were first time offenders and brought to trial only because they were baited by a mature woman posing as someone who was a minor. The families of these individuals suffered the same shame Miss Sherrod has just experienced. and were branded unjustly for life, since most had no legal recourse to stop the slander and/or have a vigorous investigation of a group who was violating peoples constitutional rights.
Miss Sherrod is a lucky victim, she will be able to reestablish her reputation and get repairs for any financial losses. There are thousands of other regular people who get this kind of abuse every day and no one comes to their help. Not CNN, not Lawyers, not the President. Its time to start slapping back some of these slanderers who ruin lives instead of letting them walk away with a polished reputation and more money in their bank accounts.
It seems that O'Rielly has not really apologized to Sherrod. He simply stated that he "owes" her an apology, but didn't actually apologize.
I 100% agree with Mary. Blame the White House, blame the White House, blame the White House. Over, and over, and over, and over. Now , you say not much at all about the people, and News Stations, that started this stupid crap. Cnn also,jumped right on the band wagon (at first), of showing the first clip over and over. We all know who is really at fault, and you get away with it again. Pathetic
Racism only exists because people like her feel that other people owe her something. Stop wasting Obama's time! She needs to grow up and take care of her grandchildren.
Welcome Shirley Sherrod to the sisterhood of women whose careers were destroyed by a lying man with a power trip.
Now we're seeing what she's really made of!
Maybe she ought to consider suing every news organization who ran this stupid lying story as well, starting with Fox News. CNN at least did some fact checking....but of course AFTER you ran video a million times. The media is ruining this country, just as you have almost ruined this woman's life and smeared her reputation. And now of course, you are all putting the blame on Obama. Pathetic.
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