An obscure far rightwing website, along with Fox, created an entirely false news story by purposeful editing -- and ended up getting someone fired.
The essence of Shirley Sherrod's speech before the NAACP was that she overcame her race-based opinions, and learned that it's "about the haves and the have nots, not about race." Yet her story was edited dramatically, to change the meaning 180 degrees.
Even the so-called victims, a farmer and his wife, now in their 80s, complimented and thanked Sherrod for the help she gave them 25 years ago, keeping them from losing their farm.
But the facts will never get in the way when the far rightwing bloggers and the far rightwing, foreign-owned Fox channel want to create controversy based on race.