As William A. Jacobson writes of the Legal Insurrection blog writes, “Now that the left-wing blogosphere and Democratic media operatives Media Matters and Think Progress have found the Religion of Context when it comes to Shirley Sherrod…:”
How about finally apologizing for the months long smear in 2009 that Census worker Bill Sparkman was killed by anti-government, Tea Party-affiliated, right-wing talk show inspired extremists. Think Progress, which is leading the charge on Sherrod, linked the Sparkman killing to Michele Bachmann’s concerns that the Census was too intrusive, and numerous left-wing bloggers did the same.
There never was a shred of evidence to support the allegations, and it turned out that Sparkman committed suicide.
And while we’re at it, how about some apologies for all the false allegations by Frank Rich, Paul Krugman, Charles Blow and numerous left-wing bloggers claiming that health care protesters were violent, and falsely linking the Tea Parties to the Amy Bishop shooting, the IRS Plane Crasher, the Fort Hood attack, and the Pentagon shooter.
And while we’re at it, all the left-wing bloggers who called health care protesters thugs and a mob and astroturf and terrorists and Birthers and harassers and manufactured and frightening and vicious and “Karl Rove’s wet dream.”
And while we’re at it, how about Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer apologizing for calling health care protesters “un-American“; and Harry Reid for comparing opposition to Obamacare to opposition to ending slavery; and Sheldon Whitehouse for invoking Kristallnacht and comparing health care opponents to white supremacists; and Alan Grayson and his groupies for saying Republicans wanted patients to die; and the Southern Poverty Law Center for serving as a tool of the Democratic Party by branding legitimate political opposition as racist.
And while we’re at it, how about all those who have elevated the use of the race card to the central tool in the Democratic Party arsenal, thereby tearing at the fabric of this country (and ruining my Saturday nights).
And while we’re at it, the Democratic base which thinks it’s a riot to make fun of Trig Palin.
There are so many apologies needed. Shirley Sherrod is the least of them.