Limbaugh Goes After Fox News' Shep Smith
Says anchor 'caved' by not airing Shirley Sherrod video
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2010 9:59 AM CDT
This photo from the University of Mississippi shows Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith in 2008.   (AP Photo/University of Mississippi, Kevin Bain)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh is as unapologetic as Andrew Breitbart that Shirley Sherrod's message got twisted, and yesterday he bashed Fox News anchor Shepard Smith for his decision not to run the video when it first surfaced. "Even Fox caved on this. Even poor old Shep Smith went down there and said that everybody's wrong on this, that Breitbart is wrong and so forth," he said, blasting "cowards in the conservative media."

Politico notes that Limbaugh joined Breitbart's line of defense that the story isn't about Sherrod but about the NAACP and its criticism of the Tea Party as racist. He also complained that President Obama is "tribalizing" the country. "We aren't Americans anymore. We're all members of different racial tribes, and we are to be pitted against each other: Black Americans, White Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans. We're all being divided up racially, by tribes.”

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Jul 26, 2010 8:47 AM CDT
Get em Rush! We can have those folk at Fox "News" showing any shred of rational thought. It is almost uncomfortable to watch Limblah and friends salivate over this non-story. Get over it Rush, they where caught editing the tapes and playing a dirty little trick to try and make it seem like there was fire when there really wasn’t.
Jul 25, 2010 12:18 PM CDT
Limbaugh's the one tribalizing the country - a tribe of insane free-market fundamentals, who pretend that all of problems would magically disappear if we just get rid of the big-bad guv'ment (oh, except for a police state consisting of huge prisions, wars on multiple fronts, assassinating/torturing spies, no-bid contracts to defense contractors, etc).
Jul 24, 2010 9:20 AM CDT
I love free speech, but Limbauh treats it like a dirt whore. I wish he was dead