Friends, I may not have anything to say that hasn't been said already, but I'm furious about the treatment of Ms. Sherrod. I'm furious at the right-wing media who manipulated her NAACP speech so that it appeared to say the opposite of what Ms. Sherrod really said, and furious that the Obama administration fell for that Faux News crap. I'm currently reading a history of SNCC, and am outraged that more people who should have known better didn't immediately recognize the name Sherrod and realize they needed to so some research before they acted.
The good news is that the correction to the story has received wide coverage, so we can hope this kind of idiocy won't happen again, and that the role of Fox News in disseminating slander has been exposed. Of course, we already knew that Fox thrives on peddling slander and racism. I hope that a few thousand people that didn't already know it are hearing the wake-up call.