Appearing as a guest on Monday’s The Ed Show on MSNBC, former DNC chairman Howard Dean renewed his discredited claim that FNC had played clips of former USDA official Shirley Sherrod before her forced resignation, and suggested that Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace had deceived him in denying that there was FNC coverage before her firing. Dean: "I happen to like Chris Wallace, but he was really not being exactly accurate when he talked about ‘we didn`t say one word about this before the Secretary of Agriculture fired her.’ The fact of the matter is they were pushing this story very, very hard all day. It may be true that they didn`t mention her name, but they sure did run the tape without mentioning her name."
Earlier in the show, host Ed Schultz had played the clip of Wallace correcting Dean’s assertions about FNC from the previous day’s Fox News Sunday. Wallace: "I know facts are inconvenient things, but let`s try to deal with the facts. The fact is that the Obama administration fired or forced Shirley Sherrod to quit before her name had ever been mentioned on Fox News Channel."
After Dean’s claims about FNC showing the Sherrod video, Schultz followed up by asking if Fox News is "racist in what they do," leading Dean to answer in the affirmative and to accuse Fox News of "inflaming racial hatred"
Howard Dean is an idiot who has no clue as to what the actual truth is and people like him and Schultz can't get over the fact the this ADMINISTRATION threw Shirley Sherrod under the bus. This ADMINISTRATION is who fired Sherrod, not Fox News or Andrew Breitbart. Even if this line of idiocy were true, the fact remains that from a group of folks who claim to be so smart and so much better than everyone else in this country, there couldn't be more stupidity. There was no doubt in the original clip what Shirley Sherrod was about, clearly no one in the White House bothered to watch the whole thing.
Howard then sums up his ignorance by saying Fox news was promoting racism.
"(Fox) .......pushing a theme of black racism with this phony Black Panther crap and this business, and Sotomayor and all this other stuff."