July 26th, 2010
02:01 PM ET

Limbaugh says Fox News 'caved' in Sherrod coverage

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Rush Limbaugh said Thursday on his radio show that Fox News and at least one of its anchors "caved" in its coverage of Shirley Sherrod, the former USDA employee who was fired in haste on Monday after an edited clip of her was posted on a conservative website.

"I have to go after it … because even Fox caved on this," Limbaugh said. "Even Shep Smith. Even poor old Shep Smith went down there and said that everybody's wrong on this, that [BigGovernment.com founder Andrew] Breitbart is wrong and so forth. There's only a handful of us that have the guts to put this story straight. If we don't hammer back nobody will."

Limbaugh dismissed the story, saying he was bored by it.

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  1. Suzanna

    Putting Prof Dyson on as a counterpoint to that idiot is pointless. Dyson is talking from a position of understanding and intelligence...and Mr Erikson is just talking. Sadly, by putting them on together it makes it appear that they are discussing the same thing. They are not...sorry Anderson, nobody benefits from this...
    It would be great to have a BIG discussion on RACISM on your show with all the leading experts and w/o any of the idiots.

    July 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm |