Rachel Maddow went after Fox News for its role in propagating the contrived Shirley Sherrod story, but she also criticized the White House for continuing to fall for the network’s stunts.
After showing repeated instance of Fox News anchors pushing the idea that Sherrod was a racist based on an out-of-context excerpt of a speech she gave to the NAACP earlier this year, Maddow laid into the network.
“This is what Fox News does, this is how they are different from other news organizations,” Maddow said. “This is why the White House argued months ago that Fox should be treated as a media organization but not as a normal news organization, because they don’t treat news the way a normal news organization treats news. Just like the fake ACORN controversy, Fox News knows that it has a role in this dance….
“Fox does what Fox does, that is dog bites man, that is not interesting. What is interesting about this story is that the Obama administration inexplicably keeps falling for it.”
(Source: MSNBC and HuffingtonPost.com)