Dean calls Fox News ‘absolutely racist’ for aiding Sherrod ouster

Darren Goode
The Hill
7/25/2010

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean accused Fox News of promoting racism, including in the recent fracas over the Obama administration’s forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod.

“Let’s just be blunt about this … I think Fox News did something that was absolutely racist,” Dean charged on “Fox News Sunday.”

Dean said Fox helped promote the charges that Sherrod – who is black – made racist comments about white farmers, which led to her forced resignation Monday…

…host Chris Wallace shot back, “I know facts are inconvenient things, but let’s deal with the facts.” They include that Fox News did not play the clip or mention her name before the Obama administration forced Sherrod on Monday to step down, he said.

Dean said the clip was about to run on Glenn Beck’s program on Fox, “which is what the administration was afraid of.”…

…Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich – who appeared in the same Fox News Sunday segment – retorted, “If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?”…

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