Well, given that the network apparently has the power to go back in time and take over the President’s mind… that’s some pretty god-like power right there, yes?
[Shirley] Sherrod may be the only official ever dismissed because of the fear that Fox host Glenn Beck might go after her. As Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tried to pressure her into resigning, Sherrod says Deputy Undersecretary Cheryl Cook called her Monday to say “do it, because you’re going to be on ‘Glenn Beck’ tonight.”
As it turns out, the White House panicked unduly: Continue reading #rsrh White House declares Fox to be a god.
While Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack starts up the job of pretending that it was all his fault that Shirley Sherrod got fired, the administration that actually canned the woman may be beginning its own process. This is how it starts, you know:
There’s an arc to these things. Next you hear about ‘every confidence in [X],’ then it’s ‘the President stands behind [X] 100%,’ then it’s ‘[X] has decided to spend more time with his/her family.’ The resumes to DC lobbying firms shortly follow.
You know, there’s been a lot of discussion on just what happened here with Ms. Sherrod, and whether Andrew Breitbart’s going to take a hit from all of this. Let me put it this way: if he has managed to mousetrap the Obama administration into hastily taking a position that can only be salvaged by the blood sacrifice of the Secretary of Agriculture for (transferred) racial bias… then no. No, he will not.
Crossposted to RedState.