The Obama Administration Hoped To Avoid A Media Circus By Firing The “Racist” Shirley Sherrod Quickly

Ken AshfordObama & Administration, RaceLeave a Comment

Yeah.  Nice going.  How did that work out?

UPDATE:  Gibbs, Obama's press secretary at this afternoon's briefing:

"Without a doubt Miss Sherrod is owed an apology.. on behalf of this entire administration."

"Everybody made determinations without knowing all of the facts."

". . .a disservice was done, an apology was owed."

You think?!?  The press secretary also suggested that it was worth taking some time to consider how this mess happened in the first place — and that included reporters he was speaking to directly: "I think everybody has to go back and look at what has happened over the past 24 to 36 hours, and ask ourselves how we got into this. How did we not ask the right questions? How did you all not ask the right questions?"

Sadly, I don't think the Washing press corps is particularly interested anymore in getting stories right.  It just wants to print allegations and watch the fur fly.