Howard Spews

Howard Dean was on Fox News Sunday to drop bombs on behalf of the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, but his puppeteers didn't bother to brief him. Fox News was near perfect in its handling of the Shirley Sherrod episode, but that doesn't slow the evil ones in pursuing their anti-Fox agenda.

DEAN: Let's just be blunt about this. I don't think Newt Gingrich is a racist and you're certainly not a racist, but I think Fox News did something that was absolutely racist. They took a, they had an obligation to find out what was really within the clip. They have been pushing a theme of black racism with this phony Black Panther crap and this, this business, and Sotomayor and all this other stuff. You, I think you got to be very, I think the, look, the Tea Party called out their racist fringe, and I think the Republican Party's got to stop appealing to its racist fringe. And Fox News is what did that. You put that on...

WALLACE: Wait, wait, wait wait...

WALLACE: I know facts are inconvenient things, but let's try to deal with the facts. The fact is that the Obama administration fired or forced Shirley Sherrod to quit before her name had ever been mentioned on Fox News Channel. Did you know that, sir?

DEAN: What I do know is that video came out --

WALLACE: Did you know that, that her name. Did you know that she was fired before her name was ever mentioned on the Fox News Channel?

DEAN: What about the video? Where did that play. What about the incomplete video?

WALLACE: The video had never played on the Fox News Channel before the White House fired her. It was on Andrew Breitbart BigGovernment.com. We're not responsible for them. I agree with you it was out of context, but it wasn't on Fox News so maybe you shouldn't be using the racist phrase either.

The race baiting left is at it again, and, as usual, they need no supporting evidence to drop the nuclear bomb of race on their chosen targets.

DEAN: And it, and it was about to go on Glenn Beck which is what the administration was afraid of. Look, I think that, I think Newt's right. I don't think she, she should have been fired summarily and I think we ought to stop being afraid of Glenn Beck and the racist fringe of the Republican Party. But Fox News was not blameless during this.

Why is the culpability of Fox News in allegedly mishandling the story of any relevance when we know who really blew it - the White House and the NAACP - the wacko left, in other words, which defends itself by having a hair trigger on the charge of racism.

NEWT GINGRICH: If I could just a second, Howard, I just want to point out, the NAACP operating off the same clip and off the same action by Secretary of Agriculture also condemned her initially...

DEAN: I agree, that was wrong as well.

GINGRICH: And, and the NAACP has condemned the New Black Panthers as a racist organization. So, there, there in fact...

DEAN: I agree.

Glenn Beck didn't run the story, as those who are paying attention know, until a day and a half after the story broke on Breitbart and until nearly a day after Sherrod was fired. When he did, he defended Sherrod. Unfortunately, the facts didn't make it to Vermont.