Wednesday, July 21, 2010

To the White House re Shirley Sherrod

1. Print this out, cut it out, tape it to your bathroom mirror, and read it to yourself every morning:
Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me
2. It took the collective hive mind a few hours to sort out that the Sherrod video was edited to create a false impression. You could have waited. Better yet, you could have initiated the process. When you insist that your small team of experts do everything alone, you cut yourself off from resources like the hive mind that want to help you get to the truth. Even if you are smarter than anybody on the planet, you're not smarter than everybody.

3. The next time Brietbart attacks, it's not likely to have his name on it, but he will take credit eventually because the guy has an ego the size of Montana. Use that knowledge. Use his history against the right wing media. Be prepared for the next time because there will be a next time.

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