Sunday 23 July 2017

Ian O'Doherty: So, who's the racist now?

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Here's a yarn you may have missed. A black Obama official, Shirley Sherrod, was caught on tape telling a crowd that she had once brought a white farmer to 'one of his own' -- a white lawyer -- rather deal with him herself.

It caused outrage in America, and the White House promptly fired her. There was just one problem -- when the tape was aired in its entirety, it turns out that Sherrod did help the man after all and he verified her side of the story.

But that didn't stop former presidential candidate and all round whack job Howard Dean from using it as an opportunity to attack Fox TV. He accused the network of overt racism in its coverage and he said they had got her fired from her job.

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