I finally get a morning to sit here, drink some coffee and watch a little early news. I turn on Morning Joe and have heard one theme all morning – the White House fell for an edited video posted on the web by Andrew Breitbart. Joe Scarborough has been on fire blasting the White House for this.
Good! They deserve to be blasted for falling for some crap posted by internet-fraudster Andrew Breitbart, but isn’t there more blame to go around? How about the media? How about Joe’s own employer or even Joe himself?
I’m sitting here reliving 2002-2003 and the lead up to the Iraq War. The media gets a story and runs without, fact-checking be dammed. It’s like high schoolers thinking “oh I got some juicy gossip to tell”.
It hasn’t been that long ago that the country fell for another Breitbart edited video, one against ACORN. I remember watching Morning Joe and them blasting the Democrats and White House for not taking it seriously. Now that they did take a video seriously, they are blasting them again.
When it comes to the media talking about the Shirley Sherrod story, only one has the right to talk about it now and that is Keith Olbermann, who gave this special comment last night and even apologized on behalf of the media. He did the right thing, while the other’s, including Joe Scarborough, are to chicken to even admit that they did some wrong.