Frank Rich opines on the sorry reaction to the smearing of Shirley Sherrod.
Maybe Frank gets together with these guys for tea and crumpets from time to time. But it's long past time to recognize that this situation, this evil, persists because too many in the media, too many in the political elite, treat the Breitbarts and Limbaughs and Drudges as some amusing little theatre.
Yet incidents of violence are on the rise, threats of danger are on the rise. Who will own the tragedy now foreshadowing?
Who will look in the mirror honestly and admit the false equivalencies, the ginning-up, the "it's out there" level of danger growing within? Beck? O'Reilly? Ailes? Murdoch? Armey? McConnell? Bachmann? Angle? Palin? Erickson? The numbers are legion.
The willful blinders shamefully obvious. The enabling media equally so.
The Breitbarts never change. The evil oozes out of them like fetid slime, spreading fear, hate, division. The wonder is that so many, still, whitewash the full depth of what they do.
White sheets...too easy to crawl between 'em and close your eyes.
crossposted at firedoglake's The Seminal
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