Tag Archives: Shirley Sherrod

Astroturf wars, and the battle to defund NPR

The following video, taken last year during a training session for Tea Party activists in Nashville, is of a young man from a group called the American Majority. His name is Austin James, and, on the video, he can be seen instructing folks how they should go about waging guerilla warfare online by, among other […]

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The party of imagined bravery and craven victimhood

Eugene Robinson asks a great question in today’s Washington Post… “When did the loudmouths of the American right become such a bunch of fraidy-cats and professional victims?” Here’s a clip: …The thing is, though, that the manufactured brouhaha over the Park51 project is part of a larger pattern in which the far right embraces victimhood […]

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Andrew Breitbart admits, “I heart Al-Qaeda”

The folks at MoveOn have done a nice job of editing a speech given by right wing propagandist Andrew Breitbart so that it appears as though he is deeply in love with the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda… Breitbart, for those of you who don’t know, recently made the news for selectively editing a speech given by […]

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Shirley Sherrod and the politics of white fear

I was going to write something about the Shirley Sherrod situation last night, but I never got to it, and now it seems like old news. I did, however, want to open up new post, in case people had comments that they wanted to express… For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the […]

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