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GLENN: Let's play that Howard Dean audio one more time.
VOICE: Go ahead, sir.
DEAN: Let's just be blunt about this. I don't think Newt Gingrich is a racist and you are certainly not a racist but I think Fox News did something that was absolutely racist. They took a they had an obligation to find out what was really in the clip. They have been pushing a theme of black racism with this phony Black Panther crap and this business and Sotomayor and all this other stuff. I think you've got to be very I think, look, the tea party called out their racist fringe and I think the Republican Party's got to stop appealing to its racist fringe, and Fox News is what did that. You put that on
VOICE: Wait, wait, wait.
DEAN: Yes, I think the Obama people
VOICE: Governor, I know facts I know facts are inconvenient things but let's try to deal with the facts. The fact is that the Obama administration fired or forced Shirley Sherrod to quit before her name had ever been mentioned on Fox News Channel. Did you know that, sir?
PAT: I get a kick out of these people who say, know what you're talking about.
GLENN: Know the facts. Read the timeline.
PAT: Know about the story. Why would you know? That might take a couple of days to understand.
GLENN: You read the story, you find out the facts, it will hurt your argument.
DEAN: What I do know is that video came out
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VOICE: Did you know that, that her name did you know that her that she was fired before her name was ever mentioned on the Fox News Channel?
DEAN: What about the video?
GLENN: What about the video? I love this. Yes, Fox News ran the video without identifying some unknown black woman is speaking some place now.
PAT: (Laughing). Let's go to it immediately!
GLENN: What a ridiculous statement that is. What about the video? Yes, yes.
PAT: The video.
GLENN: Here she is; we think she may be the black avenger, we're not sure. What is that?
STU: (Laughing). Great point.
GLENN: What a ridiculous statement that is.
DEAN: What about the incomplete video from a rightwing
VOICE: The video had never played on the Fox News Channel before the White House fired her. It was on Andrew Breitbart, BigGovernment.Com. We're not responsible for them. I agree with you, it was out of context but it wasn't on Fox News. So maybe you shouldn't be using racist phrase, either.
DEAN: And it was about to go and it was about to go on Glenn Beck, which is what the administration was afraid of.
DEAN: Look, I think that he's right. I don't think she should have been fired summarily and I think we ought to stop being afraid of Glenn Beck and the racist fringe of the Republican Party. But Fox News was not blameless during this.
GLENN: Stop. She was fired before we had anything to do with it! We didn't say anything! I don't understand that.
STU: And it wasn't
GLENN: NAACP, it's my understanding the NAACP had the full videotape.
STU: It was their event, wasn't it?
STU: They had it.
GLENN: How did they take it out of context? What is that? It's weird. I smell like a hot setup coming out of the oven.
PAT: I's Howard Dean laying in a milky substance.
GLENN: Is that what it is?
PAT: With electrodes attached to his head. And he knew.
GLENN: He knew.
PAT: He knew that video was coming up on your show. He knew.
STU: Right, he knew it.
GLENN: Well, he didn't know that I took her side and said she should not be fired, isn't it?
STU: Well, when you do know the plan, they have another attack and this is David Obey from Wisconsin. Quote: Well, there are a lot of people who screwed up, but the only folks who were eager to peddle that story was Fox News.
STU: And they showed themselves to be piggish character assassins that you'd come to expect.
GLENN: Piggish character assassins?
STU: They are not the only ones who screwed up but they are the ones who did it with the most pleasure. That's not an argument.
GLENN: Yes, it is. Yes, it is. It is the argument that they always make: Robert Byrd's not racist because we know his heart.
STU: We know his intent.
GLENN: We know your heart, even though you've never said anything like that. You've never had a hood on, you don't want to be around people with hoods, you speak out against people with hoods. You, however, we can read your heart and you are a racist. That's the way it works.
STU: Yeah, yeah.
GLENN: That's the way it works, and it has since the beginning of time. And the good news is it's not working anymore. It's not working anymore. It will work for the zombies, but go ahead. Go ahead. You have all your zombies. Go ahead. The thinking people will stand over here.
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