The NAACP points out that elements within the Tea Party movement (i.e. a movement protesting government overreach) are racist. The Right gets outraged by this, and tries hard to find a compromising image of the NAACP to claim hypocrisy. Someone, in great emotion, quickly finds a NAACP fall guy (or woman in this case) to be the political equivalent. Shirley Sherrod fits the role, they run with it...only to find that they didn't even watch the entire video of her speech.
Does this sound a little familiar? It should, it happened to Sonia Sotomayor. Click here to read Mark Bowden's article on the Sotomayor case.