Letters: The Firing Of Shirley Sherrod
MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
Our coverage yesterday of the fallout from Shirley Sherrod's firing sent many of you to your keyboard.
ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
But the clip was part of a longer speech about how she recognized and overcame her feelings and ultimately helped the farmer, who has since come to her defense. The White House apologized to Sherrod yesterday.
NORRIS: Holk continues: Wouldn't it have been more appropriate to discuss their role in the matter? How about a discussion of Fox's sleazy reporting and Breitbart's fraudulent video editing.
SIEGEL: I could not be more furious. That's from Michael Walker(ph) of Mountain Grove, Missouri. He felt our reporting came up short, taking specific issue with our statement that conservative activists have blurred the lines between journalism and advocacy.
NPR: Andrew Breitbart has done no such thing. He has eradicated the line between fact and fiction, or if you will, between the truth and a lie. If NPR cannot call the actions of this prevaricating charlatan a falsehood, then who will?
NORRIS: The action was, from the get-go, amateurish, unsavory and disloyal, not a declaration but a whimper.
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