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Shirley Sherrod Goes After Breitbart On AC360 (Can Breitbart Sue Sherrod Over What She Said Here?
YouTube ^ | 7/22/2010 | HotAirPundit

Posted on 07/29/2010 9:58:26 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Shirley Sherrod: "I think that he [Breitbart] would like to get us struck back in the times of slavery. That's where I think he would like to see all black people end up again."

Anderson Cooper: "You think he's racist."

Sherrod: "I do."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ac360; andersoncooper; breitbart; cnn; democrats; sherrod; shirleysherrod
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1 posted on 07/29/2010 9:58:27 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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There is alot more that she said on that clip at AC 360.

Those words of hers sound defamatory.

Could Breitbart sue Shirley Sherrod over those words tha she uttered about him?

She plans on suing him.

2 posted on 07/29/2010 10:00:36 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

She’s entitled to what she thinks.

If I were Breitbart, I wouldn’t give her the time of day.

Just publish more of her own words, without comment, providing links to the “context”.

She’s a racist with a chip on her shoulder no matter what context she’s in, and her own words reveal it.

Other than that, she, like Cindy Sheehan, has used up her fifteen minutes.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 10:00:49 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Anderson Cooper: “You think he’s racist.”

I notice that wasn’t a question. Good reporting...


4 posted on 07/29/2010 10:02:41 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
He has a better case than she does, and he also has the good sense to bring it only if needed as a counterclaim.
5 posted on 07/29/2010 10:02:49 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Westbrook

But there are different rules for private citizens that public officials. She was a public official. He isn’t a public official.

And, how can she sue him for defamation without him suing her right back for defamation.


6 posted on 07/29/2010 10:03:26 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Question is: what can she sue him for?

Didn’t he just post video of her speaking?

Can’t see how that’s in any way slanderous or libelous or illegal.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 10:03:41 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

She sued the USDA and won an award. Then they hired her.

WTF is going on with Political Correctness?


8 posted on 07/29/2010 10:06:35 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Go ahead and sue, every racist act and or word spoken from her and her husband will be revealed to all.

Just another Obama tool...
9 posted on 07/29/2010 10:07:21 AM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: jessduntno

I saw that interview- That girly-man Anderson Cooper was going out of her way to give Shirlet a chance to redeem herself and she just kept digging and digging.

When Cooper got to the “You think [Breitbart] is a racist?” question, you could tell that Sherrod was going to say “yes” and Cooper was dreading it coming before he even finished the question.


10 posted on 07/29/2010 10:08:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: jessduntno
Anderson Cooper: “You think he’s racist.”

I notice that wasn’t a question. Good reporting...

When spoken with rising inflection, as he did if you listen, it is a question. Andrew Breitbart is a public person and she's expressing an opinion, not stating a refutable fact, so I don't think there is anything resembling liable.

BTW, Shirley, I think you're a jerk and should have quit while you were ahead. So, sue me. Demanding to speak to the President was overreach, suing Breitbart is idiotic.

11 posted on 07/29/2010 10:10:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Mr. K

Also.. at that point I think she (Sherrod) was on auto-pilot and Cooper could have asked her “is Andrew a right-wing cracker?” and she would have plowed ahead with “hell yes” and more BS


12 posted on 07/29/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: kbennkc

I think he has a much better case of suing her than she has suing him. I would love to see her have to sit through days and says of depositions. And THEN watch her go through trial. BREITBART will get an excellent attorney who will have her sweating and stuttering a few moments after she swears to tell the truth. If I were an attorney, I would not like to have her as a client. I would take her money up front though, a LOT of it, knowing the case would be a lost cause.


13 posted on 07/29/2010 10:11:15 AM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

County Sheriffs should simply ignore the black robed bit... masquerading as the matrons of justice. At some point, people must take a stand and do what is right. Ignore the judge and enforce the law against the criminal invasion.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 10:12:40 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“When spoken with rising inflection, as he did if you listen, it is a question. Andrew Breitbart is a public person and she’s expressing an opinion, not stating a refutable fact, so I don’t think there is anything resembling liable.”

Ahhh...from the transcript, there was no question mark.


15 posted on 07/29/2010 10:13:22 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I say just let her spout on. People (aside from blacks/hispanics) are getting tired of the race card. She simply reminds everybody about how racist the Obama administration is.


16 posted on 07/29/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The NAACP had just accused the Tea Party of being racist.

The whole purpose of showing that video was to show the reaction from the NAACP crowd when they heard someone espousing anti-white views. They chuckled and generally approved of her actions to “not help” the white farmer as much as she could have.

That was it right there. There was no need to show any more of the tape because Brietbart’s point had been made. It wasn’t about Shirley Sherrod’s words, it was about the NAACP’s racist reaction to those words.


17 posted on 07/29/2010 10:15:25 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; All

AC did not say “Do you think he is a racist”?

That would be a question.

He said “You think he is a racist.”


18 posted on 07/29/2010 10:15:26 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He only needs to countersue if she sues.

Otherwise, all he has to do is continue to publish what she says, giving links to the larger context.

There’s enough for her to hang herself without him having to say anything.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 10:15:31 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Did the butt-boy ask Ms Sherrod about her Black Nationalist Husband if she agrees with his views?

Did the butt-boy ask Ms Sherrod if she thought their were elements of racism in the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People?

20 posted on 07/29/2010 10:15:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
"Shirley Sherrod: "I think that he [Breitbart] would like to get us struck back in the times of slavery. That's where I think he would like to see all black people end up again." "

Words designed to fire up the blacks, that's all that is; she was caught with her hand in the cookie er, CRACKER jar, and needs support from "her kind" - using her phrasology.

As I have previously stated, whites don't want slavery times back again, there are some things that are just not profitable or enjoyable to own.

White people - like Breitbart - have enough to deal with, without the feeding and caring of another human being, at least one they did not procreate.

The most obvious point that makes her statement absurd - and yes, racist - is that there a hundreds of laws and safeguards in place to prevent such a thing from ever happening.

But Shirley needs to really take this to heart, WE DON'T WANT ANY SLAVES, period. She's still stuck in the 19th century, like most of her NAACP supporters, and I guess as long as that scenario works to create VICTIMS, she will remain there.

Obama and his race-based administration has created an atmosphere of distrust and intolerance that was supposedly on the wane; we're back to walking on eggshells and avoiding mention of any "color" to the point people are contemplating removing the black crayon from their kids' crayolas.

How much more ridiculous and childish can this bunch get? No one alive today can help what happened in slavery days. White Republicans eradicated slavery, and did most of the heavy lifting for civil rights, but because of handouts, they have been brainwashed to think the dems are the end all, be all of political parties.

Shirley, even if it did come back, no one would want you to listen to all the bitching. Go enjoy your new job and leave Breitbart alone...after all, all he did was expose you and your words to America, and let them see the NAACP agreeing with those same inflamatory words.
21 posted on 07/29/2010 10:15:58 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: jessduntno

The transcriber owes you a “?”.


22 posted on 07/29/2010 10:16:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Mr. K

If AC had said “DO you think he is a racist”? that would have been a question.

“You think he is a racist” is not a question.


23 posted on 07/29/2010 10:16:34 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Enterprise
depositions

You just know she would feel entitled to determine which questions she wants to answer. I wonder have many trips for orders and sanctions it would take to get her attention. Please , please let there be video tape of her deposition.

24 posted on 07/29/2010 10:17:08 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Keep talking, Shirley.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 10:19:42 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Shirley Sherrod is a racist. Although she was let off the hook in the case of the story she told about the white farmer, later in the video she clearly states that the ONLY reason people oppose Obama is because they are all racist.


26 posted on 07/29/2010 10:21:47 AM PDT by chatter4
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To think of all the people on this forum that went out of their way to defend this lady and slam Breitbart....


27 posted on 07/29/2010 10:22:03 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Breitbart NOW can counter sue her.. and probably WIN...


28 posted on 07/29/2010 10:22:17 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The only thing she would prove by suing is that she is very stupid. Litigation will not allow her to dictate what happens. She is not in charge of some government program if she sues him. She cannot control what happens. It is not a one way street. She will get her head handed to her.


29 posted on 07/29/2010 10:26:08 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NOVEMBER-2-2010!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

In conversational English, a “declarative” sentence spoken with a rising inflection, as Mr. Andersen used, is a question. In a court of law it might be seen as a leading question, but journalist ask leading questions to elicit provocative answers. If Ms. Sherrod had said, “Oh, no, I don’t think that!” it would not have been provocative. Of course the poor, widdle, befuddled Sherrod obviously thinks any conservative is a racist.


30 posted on 07/29/2010 10:27:03 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: kbennkc

She thinks she’s some sort of civil rights warrior. I bet she doesn’t have the mental toughness to withstand tough depositions. Then, even if she doesn’t have to answer questions if deposition, a good attorney can still get her to screw up on the stand and once she says something she will HAVE to answer more questions once she opens the door.


31 posted on 07/29/2010 10:31:27 AM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Do I think liberals are the real racist of our age?

bmwycle: I do.


32 posted on 07/29/2010 10:32:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: FrankR

LOL - Shirley got caught with her hand in the cracker jar.


33 posted on 07/29/2010 10:34:07 AM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“You think he is a racist” is not a question.

In a transcript, I agree, but voice inflections are very important in determining if something is actually a question. English is not a monotonic language, although our use of inflection is not remotely as complex as in Mandarin Chinese.


34 posted on 07/29/2010 10:41:34 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m not a lawyer. But based on what I know I think the court would hold that both of them are public figures.


35 posted on 07/29/2010 10:41:42 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; All

Problem is, is that whether or not something can be demmed as “rising inflection” is in the eye of the beholder, and a few on a jury might think of it as being a question, while the rest may think of it as being a declarative statement.

Not open and shut at all.

Secondly, she added to Coopers statement. She said that Breitbart is “vicious.”


36 posted on 07/29/2010 10:45:48 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: freespirited

It is nearly impossible for public officials to sue others.(politicians are public officials)


37 posted on 07/29/2010 10:47:17 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“The transcriber owes you a “?”.”

Was that a statement or a question? Which, of course is the point, right?

There’s no difference between a question and a statement.

There’s no difference between a question and a statement?

When read, do these two sentences mean the same thing?

Yeah, a transcription needs punctuation.


38 posted on 07/29/2010 10:48:54 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

If you listen, Andersen is clearly asking a (leading) question. Lawyers are not allowed to ask leading questions, unless the judge has deemed a witness hostile or unresponsive (like a child). Journalists ask, especially television journalists, ask leading questions for a living.


39 posted on 07/29/2010 10:49:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: jessduntno

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I took some out of open stock. Help yourself.


40 posted on 07/29/2010 10:51:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
This racist pig is yesterday's news.

Her 15 minutes of fame are up, she can go back to clipping coupons and whining about "whitey keeping her down" to a world that is largely uncaring, and whose time and thoughts are occupied with their own real problems instead of her imagined ones.

;-/

41 posted on 07/29/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT by Gargantua (The "Second Death")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Transcription is the process of matching the sounds of human speech to special written symbols, using a set of exact rules, so that these sounds can be reproduced later. Punctuation is critical to transcription, it being a set of rules that help a reader discern the difference between types of sentences. You do agree don't you?
42 posted on 07/29/2010 10:57:49 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Keep them.
You need them more than I do!
Don’t you?
Punctuation is your friend.


43 posted on 07/29/2010 11:00:06 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: jessduntno

Plenty more where they came from. No?


44 posted on 07/29/2010 11:05:27 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Are you really in Massachusetts, Lonesome in Massachussets?

Spelling is not your friend, either, I see. I understand the indifference to English a little better now. Good grief.

Let’s see, how should I write this next sentence?

Misspelling your home state was intentional.

orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,

Misspelling your home state was intentional?


45 posted on 07/29/2010 11:06:41 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Plenty more where they came from?

Good.


46 posted on 07/29/2010 11:07:21 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: jessduntno

See my profile.


47 posted on 07/29/2010 11:10:00 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

See your profile.


48 posted on 07/29/2010 11:10:38 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: jessduntno
There are punctuation Nazis, punctuation nannies, punctuation police and punctuation bores. You are coming perilously close to one of these categories.
49 posted on 07/29/2010 11:13:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Me? No way!

Interesting that your inability to admit you are wrong makes me a Nazi of some sort though.


50 posted on 07/29/2010 11:24:08 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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