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Don't blame Fox

Clearly this is a "news" magazine with a left slant, but I have found my way here from the Today show and the Matt Lauer interview with your editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel. Anyways, I just wanted to comment on her comment blaming Fox news for the Shirley Sherrod incident. Bill O'Reilly apologized for the premature story and Glenn Beck actually called for restraint and came to Shirley's defense, which he is credited with doing in the NY Times. Dont blame Fox , blame the administration that fired her. Give credit where its due. I also ask you, Katrina, to not judge Fox News because they have the opposite viewpoint from yours. Disagreement should not result in hate.

Jim Magri

Colorado Springs, CO

Jul 23 2010 - 8:53am

Campaign hype

Obviously, Reverend Wright had very little influence on the election, so I think we can move on to who actually influenced the Obama administration. If you want to really know in what direction a candidate is going, look at his economic and political advisers in the campaign. Looking at those advisers, I would suggest that he was supported by the economic elites. You have to look at candidates as individuals, and not impose positive or negative images based on your preconceptions.

Pervis James Casey

Riverside, CA

Jul 22 2010 - 3:25pm