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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Bozell Demands That Media Falsely Smear Woman
Topic: Media Research Center

Media Research Center chief Brent Bozell had this to say about "the explosive video footage of an NAACP banquet speaker admitting her racist views and abuse of power that led to her resignation as a Department of Agriculture official yesterday":

"The liberal media are deliberately spiking the shocking video that reveals an NAACP banquet speaker admitting her racist views and actions. We’ve waited a full 24 hours to see if any coverage of this exposé would surface.  So far, nothing but crickets. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening and morning ‘news’ shows have all failed to even mention the damning video admission that is dripping with disdain for white people and that caused the official to tender her resignation.

Worse yet, it comes from the NAACP, the same organization that has feverishly accused the Tea Parties of racism. The thoroughly untrue accusation against the Tea Parties has been propped up and propelled by the incessant reporting of these same networks. Yet they decide to thwart this story about the NAACP.

The only thing more newsworthy than the charges of racism are the hypocritical charges of racism.  The media must report this scandal."

Notice that Bozell didn't demand that Andrew Breitbart release the entire video so the speaker's words could be judged in their full context. Nor did Bozell demand that the story be fairly covered.

No, Bozell demanded that the selectively edited video clips be promoted by the media out of context. In other words, he demanded that the full truth be ignored.

The media is now reporting the story of the NAACP banquet speaker Shirley Sherrod, though perhaps not the story Bozelll wanted reported. It's now become all too clear that Brietbart's smear has self-destructed, and even the white farmer who supposedly was discriminated against by Sherrod is saying that Sherrod is a "friend" who "helped us save our farm."

Meanwhile, the NAACP has viewed the entire video -- unlike Bozell or any other MRC employee -- and now believes that "the organization that edited the documents did so with the intention of deceiving millions of Americans," and that "we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias."

Bozell cares nothing about the media, unless he can make it conform to his right-wing agenda. His organization is more accurately titled the Right-Wing Propaganda Research Center.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:04 PM EDT

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