CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010
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(Washington: Jan Crawford) The admission by the administration that Agriculture Department staffer Shirley Sherrod was wrongly fired reviewed; excerpt shown from an edited clip of her March speech that was taken out of context. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- says Ms Sherrod is owed an apology.] [SHERROD - reacts; says the administration did not look at the whole tape to see her message.] That President Obama's administration acted impulsively in response to the right & threw Sherrod under the bus & the fact that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered Sherrod a job in the civil rights division of the department noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The deep-seated desire of people to turn to the media to reinforce their own beliefs examined; details given about the March 200 Duke University lacrosse rape case; clip shown from "60 Minutes" of Ed Bradley raising questions about the Duke case. [Fox's Glenn BECK†- says Obama has a deep-seated hatred for white people.] [Last night, on Fox, Juan WILLIAMS†- says the Sherrod story has been screwed up.] ["National Review" editor Kevin WILLIAMSON†- says the Sherrod story was entirely wrong.]
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