I found these emails on a secret thumb drive that was given to me around the same time that Laura Ingraham apparently got secret copies of the Obama Diaries. The emails below are as verifiable as Ms. Ingraham's book.
Shirley Sherrod and the Social Security system have a lot more in common than their initials. In both cases, the administration spent too much time playing along, rather than asking tough questions and fighting for what's right.
The right is using its media echo chamber to settle scores and reinforce its own "oppression narrative" in which black racism is a major national problem, and in which racism is not measured by material facts, but by what's allegedly in your head.
We face many serious problems, from a crashed economy to the largest oil spill in our history. But no American should ignore another serious threat to our integrity as a nation and a culture: the far-right propagandists.
The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for a supposed inflammatory speech.
If you are among the benighted minions who take Breitbart and Beck seriously, well, that's on you. The problem arises when the rest of the media allow this brand of hucksterism to infect their own reporting.
Andrew Breitbart is overseeing yet another dubious campaign, claiming that the Tea Party movement is void of any racial animosity, and any suggestion to the contrary is a lie designed to smear the good patriots of the right-wing movement.