July 21, 2010

THE LEFT WAS ALL WORRIED ABOUT THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN...:

President Obama, White House react to 'cable chatter' (JONATHAN MARTIN, 7/21/10, Politico)

[T]his week’s forced resignation of a previously obscure Agriculture Department employee is just the latest example of Obama officials reacting to a cable news-driven obsession of the right.

It not only infuriates Obama’s liberal base, which feels like the episodes just reinforce the power of the right to push a damaging story into the mainstream press. But as this week shows, the White House’s touchiness even threatens Obama’s ability to keep control of his own public persona, or steer the national conversation in a way that’s conducive to promoting his message and his agenda.

The anger on the left is now reaching new decibel levels due to the quick decision by the Agriculture Department to push out a Georgia-based employee, Shirley Sherrod, who was captured on video at a recent NAACP conference appearing to make racially insensitive comments about a white farmer.


...when it was the thinness they should have fretted about.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 21, 2010 5:25 PM
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