Shirley Sherrod, Liar?
Apparently, American Spectator blogger Jeffrey Lord didn’t get the memo that, after the original Breitbart smear was revealed to be a fraud, the plan was to argue that this was never about Sherrod but rather about racism within the NAACP. Lord decided to pen an article attacking Sherrod as a liar for saying in her now famous NAACP speech that a relative had been “lynched” by the sheriff and a mob when, in fact, he was only beaten to death by the sheriff and a mob. I’m not making this up. Ironically, Lord is not just disgusting, but also wrong, since (as I had wrongly assumed was common knowledge) the definition of the word “lynch” includes forms of murder other than hanging. (HT Adam Serwer)