In his White House press briefing just now, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs apologized to former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod on behalf of the "entire administration" and said that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is trying (Trying? How hard can it be?) to call her to apologize himself and discuss what will happen next. Gibbs also said that President Obama had no part in the decision to fire Sherrod. As for who's to blame for the embarrassing incident, it's our crazy media and political "culture." "We live in a culture that things whip around, people want fast responses, we want to give fast responses, and I don't think there's any doubt that if we all look at this, I think that one of the great lessons we take away form this is to ask all the questions first, and to come to that fuller understanding," Gibbs said. "I say that from the perspective of this administration, from the perspective of those that cover this administration, and those that are involved in the back-and-forth in the political theater of this country."
Most Viewed Stories
America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny
The Real Reason Ted Cruz and John Kasich Dropped Out Now
George Takei Calmly Dismantles All of Marvel’s Excuses for Its Doctor Strange Casting
10 Strange Stories From Ron Miscavige’s Scientology Tell-all Ruthless
Hot Mics Caught Chris Matthews Being Gross About Melania Trump
Amy Schumer Demonstrates Meaningful, Sane Ways to Connect With Your Man in ‘Closer to You’
Meet Celina Midelfart, the Glamorous Norwegian Businesswoman Donald Trump Allegedly Dumped for Melania
Will Senate Republicans Keep the Trump Court Blockade?
Kristen Wiig’s New Boyfriend Is Hot As Hell
Rumer Willis Slams Vanity Fair Photographer for Photoshopping Her Jaw
Latest News from Daily IntelligencerNew Yorkers Will Have to Start Paying for Plastic Bags This Fall
Five cents a bag, starting October 1.Paul Ryan Is Not Ready to Support Donald Trump
The Speaker of the House isn't sure if he wants to make America great again.There Aren’t Enough White Dudes in America to Elect Donald Trump President
Trump's self-imposed limitations among minorities and white women means he'll have to win white men by epic margins to win the presidency.Trump Honors Cinco de Mayo With the Best Tweet of His Storied Career
As Joyce was to the novel, Trump is to the tweet.Deer Takes Figure of Speech Literally
It wasn't exactly a headlight, but close.Phil Jackson Will Run the Knicks’ Coaching Search on His Own Damn Schedule, Thank You Very Much
He's on his way to Montana.Republicans Are Literally Burning Their Voter-Registration Cards
The GOP is going up in flames.An Open Letter to Senator Ben Sasse
The disgruntled Nebraskan looks at "majority America" and sees his own reflection. Just like a Washingtonian.Choose Your L Train Adventure: An 18-Month Total Shutdown, or Years of Partial Closures and Limited Service
The MTA gives two not-great options to straphangers.Teens Will Soon Need to Ask a Cool Older Friend to Buy Them E-Cigarettes
The FDA announced sweeping new rules for the previously unregulated industry today.
Among the many outdoor events that ought to be on your spring and summer agendas, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a can’t miss. The sailing races, which features the latest and most innovative in boat technology, will kick off at the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza, the Cup’s official Event Village, and the races will be watchable from numerous enclaves of Manhattan, from Pier A at the southern tip of the island to Pier 25, off Tribeca. The two-day sailing extravaganza, happening May 7th and 8th, will mark the first time in 96 years the races return to New York City.NHL Team to Hire a 26-Year-Old Stats Junkie As General Manager
He's just two years removed from college.Will Senate Republicans Keep the Trump Court Blockade?
The entire Senate GOP has attached itself to Trump.The Real Reason Ted Cruz and John Kasich Dropped Out Now
When much of a party doesn't think its putative nominee will win, the next election will be on everybody's mind.Fresh Intelligence: Department of Justice Gets Involved in North Carolina, While an Unopposed Trump Eyes Cleveland
Our roundup of the stories, ideas, and memes you’ll be talking about today.Johnny Manziel Booked in Texas on Assault Charge
He'll make his first court appearance on Thursday.Federal Judge Might Order Hillary Clinton to Testify in Email Case
Right before the Democratic convention.Trump’s Theoretical, Rhetorical, Academic Problem With Talking About Abortion
The putative Republican nominee for president remains totally incoherent on abortion policy.North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ Violates the Civil Rights Act, Justice Department Says
The Justice Department has determined that any employer who bans transgender employees from accessing their preferred bathroom is in violation of the Civil Rights Act.500-Euro Note to Be Phased Out, Limiting How Much Money Bad Guys Can Stuff Into a Suitcase
The European Central Bank is doing it to help fight terrorists, drug dealers, and money launderers.