Shirley Sher­rod shenani­gans

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 26 com­men­tary “Chew­ing up the in­no­cent.”

I would like to re­mind Leonard Pitts Jr. and oth­ers that “the con­ser­va­tive ou­trage ma­chine (that) tried to chew up Shirley Sher­rod” was joined by this ad­min­is­tra­tion and the NAACP.

I am a proud Demo­crat, but this ad­min­is­tra­tion and the NAACP’s quick rush to judg­ment is no dif­fer­ent from one who for­wards an in­flam­ma­tory e-mail with­out check­ing its ve­rac­ity. There’s enough blame to go around. Suzann Made­ley


Aren’t all of the pun­dits blam­ing Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Tom Vil­sack, the NAACP and the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion for their out­ra­geous be­hav­ior by not ask­ing Sher­rod for her side of the story just blam­ing the vic­tims? Shouldn’t the ou­trage be against An­drew Bre­it­bart and the peo­ple who de­lib­er­ately seek and dis­tort facts in or­der to cre­ate hate, havoc, di­vi­sion and chaos? Mar­ilee Phillips


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