This is how quickly the news cycle has moved on the Shirley Sherrod story.
Last night and again this morning, the fired government employee was on TV describing how her 30-year career with the USDA had come to an abrupt end — fired Monday after what turned out to be a fabricated racial controversy.
Ninety minutes later, Vilsack was on all the newschannels apologizing to Sherrod and offering her a new job.
And this had us wondering, when is the last time the cable news channels all aired live coverage from the Secretary of Agriculture: Bird Flu? E coli? Frozen chicken nugget recall?
And all of this has lead MSNBC’s “Ed Show” to ask this question:
- Is Politics Getting in the Way of News at CBS?
- Ailes: 'We Will Not Allow a Climate of Press Intimidation, Unseen Since the McCarthy Era'
- Heckler Interrupts President Obama During Speech, Steals Some News Coverage
- Obama: 'Journalists Should Not Be at Legal Risk for Doing their Jobs'