Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The End of the Fox News Era?

t r u t h o u t | E.J. Dionne, Jr. |
"The End of the Fox News Era?
Monday 26 July 2010
by: E.J. Dionne Jr., Op-Ed

Washington - The smearing of Shirley Sherrod ought to be a turning point in American politics. This is not, as the now trivialized phrase has it, a 'teachable moment.' It is a time for action.

The mainstream media and the Obama administration alike must stop cowering before a right wing that has persistently forced its own propaganda to be accepted as news by persuading traditional journalists that 'fairness' requires treating extremist rants as 'one side of the story.'

And there can be no more shilly-shallying about the fact that racial backlash politics is becoming an important component of the campaign against President Obama, and against progressives in this year's election."
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