Some guy named Ed has a show on MSNBC called “The Ed Show.” That’s all I know about Ed and his show, because I never, ever turn up the sound on Ed’s show. Or Sean’s, Keith’s, or Bill’s. None of them.
But I did see the graphic on the screen, which asked whether FOX learned a “teachable lesson” over L’Affaire Sherrod.
FOX? Just FOX? How about you, Ed? And how about me? How about each and every one of us, and I’m not confining this to the media. I mean President Obama, Tom Vilsack, and you, and you, and you. And me. (I already said me, didn’t I?)
Too many of us are content to believe what we believe, and when some schmo with an agenda comes along with a tape purported to show a government official spouting racial venom, that’s enough for us all to cry, “Off with her head!”
In this bloggy, Tweety, sound-bitten, talking head, rush to judgment world, we read the headline, but we’re “too busy” to read the whole story.
And people like Shirley Sherrod are going to get hurt. Good people.
Yes, Ed (yeah, you with the show) there’s a “teachable lesson” here. For each and every one of us.