But for all the chatter–some of it from Sherrod herself–that she was done in by Fox News, the network didn’t touch the story until her forced resignation was made public Monday evening, with the exception of brief comments by O’Reilly. After a news meeting Monday afternoon, an e-mail directive was sent to the news staff in which Fox Senior Vice President Michael Clemente said: “Let’s take our time and get the facts straight on this story. Can we get confirmation and comments from Sherrod before going on-air. Let’s make sure we do this right.”
Kurtz says it “may be true generally” that bullshit videos originate with Breitbart, are flogged relentlessly by Fox, and ultimately end at places like the Kaplan Test Prep Daily, in this particular case the fact that Sherrod was fired before the machinery could be fully cranked up makes it all different. His conclusion:
Still, one fact is indisputable: It was Vilsack, not Breitbart, who kicked Sherrod out of her job.
The Post should change his title to “media apologist” to make his role more obvious, though this column does a pretty good job of that.