Numerous conservatives, to their credit, are coming out and apologizing to Shirley Sherrod and admitting they were wrong. Morrissey has done so; as has Jonah Goldberg and others.
I post this not because of any I told you so mentality because I’m hoping — maybe against hope — that this incident will inject a little bit of skepticism into the Right (and Left) Wing Outrage Machines. Character assassination is just too easy in the Age of the Internet.
(I also note on the Hot Air link that more than half the readers think Sherrod should get her job back. For Sherrod to get that much support from a blog as right wing as Hot Air is remarkable. And encouraging.)