Commentary on current events, politics, government, and popular culture from John Sheirer, author of the book, Make Common Sense Common Again.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shameful Right-Wing Character Assassination

When right-wing extremists in the media lie in their desperate attempts to make President Obama look bad, they don't seem to care who gets hurt.

Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin, among others, criticized the president for his association with the late Derrick Bell, a distinguished scholar and Harvard law professor. Right-wingers dishonestly tried to paint Bell as a radical racist, and somehow blame Obama for his connection to Professor Bell 20 years ago.

These right-wingers didn't count on Professor Bell's widow, Janet Dewart Bell, speaking out about their character assassination against her husband. Contrast her dignity with the shameful dishonesty of Hannity, Palin, and the rest. I'll take dignity over shameful any day.


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