Is this video real? Hey, video can't lie, right? Just ask CBS, The Washington Post, Fox, and other news outlets who've faithfully covered Andrew Breitbart's videos.
Last week, Breitbart released a highly edited video purporting to show former USDA official Shirley Sherrod making racist comments. He was exposed as a fraud when the full video came to light and it was clear Sherrod was actually making an impassioned case against racism.2
But for 24 hours, the mainstream media covered the edited Sherrod video as though it were real news—just as they'd covered Breitbart's equally deceptive videos about ACORN that smeared that organization.3
And that's why it's so galling that the media is now ignoring MoveOn's shocking new video of Breitbart himself. Our video, just as truthful as any Breitbart has ever released, deserves equal coverage from the news media.
MoveOn is distributing this selectively-edited video that gives "wing nut" conservative Andrew Breitbart the same treatment he dished out to Shirley Sherrod's NAACP speech. Silly yet effective.
1. "How Andrew Breitbart Hacks the Media," Wired, March 11, 2010
2. "Shirley Sherrod, scalp for the right wing," Salon, July 20, 2010
"White House apologizes to Shirley Sherrod," The Washington Post, July 21, 2010
3. "Walsh: Breitbart should've been discredited for pushing heavily edited ACORN videos, yet Fox ran with his Sherrod smear," Media Matters for America, July 25, 2010