Connections

Shame on the Obama administration

The Obama administration quickly jumped when Fox News said jump this week. Without checking sources and viewing the full videos and documents related to the story, the Obama administration shamefully asked for the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, an official of the USDA. What the administration couldn't fathom, is that Fox News, O'Reilly, Hannity, and others had blatantly lied in an attempt to oust a black woman from her position in the administration. In the same way they had cut and pasted video tape to lie about Acorn (see link below), this week they lied about Ms. Sharrad by skillfully editing a video to claim she was saying the opposite of what she was actually saying. Even the NAACP fell for the story and denounced her before the facts came out of what FOX NEWS had done. Once they realized they had been duped, they issued another statement (click here to read) and put the unedited video up on their website that they had been "snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart."

Once you see the real video, you see clearly that Ms. Sharrod was giving a talk about her conversion to realizing that her negative feelings she had been raised with about whites were wrong. FOX NEWS also claimed that the statements were current and yet, they were made 25 years ago when she did not work for the government. In the video, she speaks of her struggle to help a white farmer and his wife save their farm. CNN interviewed the coulple, who give credid to Ms. Sharrod for having saved their farm. For her, this story was a turning point in her understanding of helping the poor and not just blacks. But FOX NEWS played none of this part of the speech, but only the part where she was admitting her feelings and the struggle she was having before she made the right decision. This skillful lie, by FOX and its cronies, is just one of a list of many news stories that FOX had chosen to blatantly lie about.

Remember Jane Akre? Fox NEWS admitted that they told her to lie on television, when she refused, she was fired. Although winning the first court case against FOX, FOX won on appeal being told they had the right to lie on television. Jane Akre's case was thrown out because lying didn't meet the threshold of whistle-blowing laws. In other words, any news organization can ask their people to lie to preserve advertising profit. See more about Jane Akre here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/monsanto-forced-fox-tv-to_b_186428.html

To read more on the exposing of FOX's prevarication,
click here and watch the broadcast of from the 20th of July, 2010 for Rachel Maddow.

To see more about the Acorn lies and exposť, see the two part youtube video here:

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0B0wxt3XYc
Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKx-Yvz3iJ8

If anyone is interested in truth, they need to understand that the "free press" is a novel idea, but it doesn't exist in the U.S. in any mainstream form. As long as corporations control the media, profits will control the information you get. If you want a proven pattern of the lies of FOX and those that are featured on FOX, read the above articles, watch the videos above, then truly decide for yourself. In the mean time, perhaps the Obama administration will learn to stop falling for these shameful Republican tricks.