(CNN) – Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman offered a stinging critique of the White House response to the Shirley Sherrod controversy Thursday during an interview broadcast from the annual left-leaning Netroots Nation convention.
Referring to the bloggers, activists and writers who are attending the conference, Goodman asked, “[W]hy isn’t Obama listening to them the way he has listened to Andrew Breitbart and Glenn Beck and Fox?”
Many of the key constituencies of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party are sponsoring NetRoots, including the AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME, MoveOn.Org as well as the Democratic National Committee's Organizing For America wing.
Asked by CNN Chief National Correspondent John King about conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart’s particular brand of journalism, Goodman criticized Breitbart, but also placed some blame at the foot of the Obama administration.
“I think what is of concern to people here, the bloggers, the writers, the activists, is that the Obama administration responded so quickly on his [Breitbart’s] side and had her fired, or had her resign, although ultimately they’ve been forced to turn around. They are concerned why isn’t Obama listening to them the way he has listened to Andrew Breitbart and Glenn Beck and Fox?” Goodman said.
Read more about the Shirley Sherrod controversy here.