Welcome to The Friday Fox Follies, a new weekly feature at PoliticusUSA. Each week Headly Westerfield will wrap up the Fox “News” tomfoolery and shenanigans (as the dictionary defines those words) into one neat little package with a bow.
A federal appeals court upheld a federal district court’s rejection of a request to dismiss Shirley Sherrod’s defamation case against Breitbart, his aide Larry O’Connor and an unnamed defendant.
Apparently Dana was unaware that working for a crazy conservative media outlet would naturally involve ‘indentured servitude in limbo.’
While the privileged-paranoia duopoly over American politics is nothing new to us, we find that Breitbart’s twisted career haunts, warps and dysfunctions our democracy to this day in a very direct and troubling manner.
Andrew Breitbart was on Michael Savage’s show today, where he claimed that his own edited video of Shirley Sherrod is really a campaign by Barack Obama to destroy him. Breitbart said, “I believe that he is orchestrating the campaign to destroy me and my reputation.”
Shep Smith once again broke with the party line at Fox News today as he explained why his show Studio B did not run Andrew Breitbart’s edited video of Shirley Sherrod, “Because of the history of the videos on the site where it was posted, we did not, and do not trust the source.” Shep managed to take shots at both his own network and Breitbart.
While trying to claim that the reports of the Tea Party’s racism are a giant Democratic conspiracy, Andrew Breitbart offered up a racist explanation for why Tea Partiers attacked the Black Congressional Caucus. Breitbart said, “The very act of the Black Congressional Caucus walking through the Tea Party people while holding all those videos was an act of provocation.” Those black congressmen should have known their place, eh Andy?