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Sherrod: I'd Consider Legal Action against Breitbart
cbsnews.com ^ | 7-22-10 | Stephen Smith

Posted on 07/22/2010 11:50:12 AM PDT by Justaham

Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod said Thursday that she would consider legal action against the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her ouster.

Speaking on CBS' Early Show, Sherrod said that while she hasn't actively talked about suing Andrew Breitbart, she "would definitely consider it."

Sherrod said that Breitbart's intentions were obvious - but misguided.

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1 posted on 07/22/2010 11:50:14 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Sherrod is an idiot. Her case is against her idiot employer.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 11:51:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Justaham

Sue away you RACIST.


3 posted on 07/22/2010 11:51:18 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Justaham
Bring it on, biatch.

Keep yourself in that spotlight. It's going to start burning soon.

4 posted on 07/22/2010 11:51:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Justaham

Did Brietbart tamper with the tapes? Are the tapes not an accurate representation of the truth? Under what rule of law is accurately (or not) representing the spoken word of a public servant a crime, civil or criminal? If this is successful, can Bush sue Dan Rather?


5 posted on 07/22/2010 11:52:16 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Justaham

First question. What are her damages?

Second question. How many people saw it on Breitbart?

If she really wants to sue someone she ought to sue the TV stations, which is where the clip was really publicized.


6 posted on 07/22/2010 11:52:53 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Justaham

I’m a racist, you’re a racist, wouldn’t you like to be a racist too.


7 posted on 07/22/2010 11:52:58 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Jim Robinson

Would it be racist for me to say that she’s showing her true colors with that remark?


8 posted on 07/22/2010 11:53:02 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Justaham

Ms Sherrod’s “life experience” appears to be one of lawsuits against everyone and anyone.

She sued the USDA and won $300,000 for herself alleging discrimination. She also sued the USDA after Reagan shut down the civil rights division of the USDA in 1983.


9 posted on 07/22/2010 11:53:02 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Justaham
Bretbart has done NOTHING the MSM has been guilty of FOR YEARS!
10 posted on 07/22/2010 11:53:16 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Justaham

Maybe Obama can just decree that he pays her $25 million....kinda like putting a boot to his throat.


11 posted on 07/22/2010 11:53:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Justaham
Breitbart played an accurate tape, it may have been edited but it wasn't inaccurate, she said what she said and the NAACP audience reacted the way they did. What she said later was of no consequence since the racism had already been exposed.

He broke no law, if she wants to sue she had better sue the people who fired her.

12 posted on 07/22/2010 11:53:37 AM PDT by calex59
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To: freespirited

Sue the NAACP for filming it.


13 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:00 AM PDT by chemicalman (To Obama: We don't lower our standards, so up yours.)
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To: Justaham

Sherrod is now the female Jeremiah Wright..they can find tapes of things she said in the past and what she says in the future..she is gonna be a HUGE liability for Obama..like Dick Morris said last night, she is Wright but working on the inside. She should have been fired for just mentioning her political views during this event.


14 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:10 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Justaham

He didn’t fire her, so he isn’t her problem.

Not that this would stop her, she is sue-happy. She just won a $13 million dollar lawsuit against USDA because the didn’t loan her operating cash for her farm. Now USDA has given her the perfect pretext to sue them again.

It won’t surprise me to see her go after Breitbart, for what? For posting a tape of her own words. He didn’t fire her, Obama did. Thats where her lawsuit needs to go. Funny thing, they told her they were firing her for fear of what Glenn Beck would say... (that sounds like an illegal firing to me) and in point of fact Beck defended her. Hasn’t stopped her from attacking Fox, though.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:22 AM PDT by marron
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Good point. My guess is that she is a public figure owing to her govt position and her role in the big lawsuit against USDA.


16 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:26 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Justaham

She is giving away the good will that has been extended to her by Coulter, Beck, and others. What a fool, she has sympathy from 99% of the population.. STFU, write a book, cash in, and realize somebody snookered bb..


17 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:26 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Justaham
Sherrod: I'd Consider Legal Action against Breitbart

Here we go again.
The inevitable shakedown from the race hustlers begins.
Brietbart is not the federal government. He is not going to fold and pay out free money to some racist African-American woman like the federal government did from our tax dollars. Bring it on!

18 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:26 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Justaham
Sherrod: I'd Consider Legal Action against Breitbart

Here we go again.
The inevitable shakedown from the race hustlers begins.
Brietbart is not the federal government. He is not going to fold and pay out free money to some racist African-American woman like the federal government did from our tax dollars. Bring it on!

19 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:34 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Jim Robinson

I think Breitbart should sue her first!! THAT would be classic


20 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:37 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Justaham

I felt bad for her, but not now that it turns out she’s nothing but a partisan hack.

The tape wasn’t about you, Sherrod you idiot.


21 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:50 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: Justaham

Did I miss something?

Did Breitbart fire her?

Did he even accuse her of anything?

Were these not her own words, context or not?


22 posted on 07/22/2010 11:54:50 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Justaham
ah yes now we can all see that she is a victim and deserves money for her own racism and stupidity. Finally Affirmative Action has been outed as a joke. These people including Obama have set race relations back 75 years and they are too ignorant to see it. The race card has disappeared from the deck.
23 posted on 07/22/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Justaham
Sherrod is setting herself up for a lawsuit against the Feds.

Someone here said...she's done it before. Something like a $13 Million windfall for her.....

We will be paying her again...I'd guess.

24 posted on 07/22/2010 11:55:26 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: chemicalman

She may have signed a release permitting them to film her.


25 posted on 07/22/2010 11:55:53 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Sacajaweau
Where's her hubby??....He's the "connected" activist. Or are they split up??

Actually, I heard him on an old video...he was impressive. He's been through a lot....I think he's good like Martin Luther King.

26 posted on 07/22/2010 11:56:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: digger48

No...to answer your questions...but...she IS Shirley Sherrod the Shakedown Shyster!!!!


27 posted on 07/22/2010 11:56:39 AM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: rolling_stone
Unfortunately...that card is still there.

And will continue to be played...as long has it's got juice. And like it or not...it still does.

28 posted on 07/22/2010 11:57:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Justaham

Andrew would LOVE this! But, then, she’d have to have grounds to sue and besides him being a white conservative, there are none.


29 posted on 07/22/2010 11:57:48 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: digger48

I’m not a lawyer but I think the idea would be that he presented her in a false light and therefore defamed her.

Just my guess here, the problem is she’s a public figure and hasnt got a penny in damages.


30 posted on 07/22/2010 11:57:55 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Justaham
That will happen when George Allen successfully sues the Washington Post for the “macaca” moment.
31 posted on 07/22/2010 11:58:01 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Justaham

I’m sure that he’s just one on a long list of suits she’s got planned.


32 posted on 07/22/2010 11:58:14 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Justaham

What a clueless moron. She has no concept of what Breitbart was aiming to do.


33 posted on 07/22/2010 11:59:50 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: N3WBI3

No one snookered Breitbart. The point of showing the video was the reaction of the NAACP members and leadership present as she told her story of shorting a “white” farmer and turning him over to a lawyer of his “kind.” They cheered and applauded her institutional racism! If I were Breitbart, I’d be saying bring on the lawsuit, idiot!!


34 posted on 07/22/2010 12:01:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Did Brietbart tamper with the tapes?

According to Breitbart he aired the tape the way it was give to him.

35 posted on 07/22/2010 12:01:12 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Sacajaweau
kinda like putting a boot to his throat.

"Nobody moves or the < bleep > gets it!

36 posted on 07/22/2010 12:01:23 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: freespirited
I’m not a lawyer but I think the idea would be that he presented her in a false light and therefore defamed her.

Oh, you mean like what Media Matters and MSNBC does to various conservatives about fifty times a day?

37 posted on 07/22/2010 12:02:18 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Justaham

As everyone else has said, she has no actionable claim again Beirbart (IMHO).

I bet that once she really talks to a lawyer she’ll find out she should be suing the Fed Govt for wrongful termination. She’ll settle for $$$$.... (IMHO).

This will bring more bad press to the NAACP and US government in general (IMHO).


38 posted on 07/22/2010 12:03:05 PM PDT by HEM
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To: Justaham

Sue yourself, you brain-dead b!tch! Those were YOUR words, NOT Andrew Breitbart’s! Good freaking grief! Now I HAVE heard it all...at least until the next mind-numbingly stupid actions from these leftist morons. With apologies to morons.


39 posted on 07/22/2010 12:03:11 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Justaham

Shirley Sherrod doesn’t understand libel law. The plaintiff has to prove calculated malice on the part of the defendant. In this case whatever damage may have occurred was reversed in less than a day. The White House and Agriculture Secretary inflicted that damage. Also, Sherrod became a public figure in Georgia years ago as a black activist farmer. She recently received a settlement from the decades old discrimination suit against the USDA which Obama settled in favor of the aggrieved farmers.


40 posted on 07/22/2010 12:04:22 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Justaham; All

I am certain my comments would be construed as racist by any damned liberal who reads them, but WHY does every wronged African-American make everythign about GITTIN PAID? I think it just validates the white racists’ perception, each and every time it happens. Not about justice, it’s about the Benjamins.


41 posted on 07/22/2010 12:04:36 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you lack the gift of reason.)
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To: Justaham
One of the dim bulbs in the CBS comments section said, "Even media has limits on what it can publish. Ms. Sherrod was not a public figure as defined under communication law in Sullivan v. New York Times".

Well, actually since she is an employee of the Executive Branch, she IS a public figure and we have every right right to know what kind of baloney is coming out of her mouth while she is representing our gov't.

42 posted on 07/22/2010 12:04:56 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: freespirited
I’m not a lawyer but I think the idea would be that he presented her in a false light and therefore defamed her.

Breitbart was not exposing her, he was showing that the audience, the NAACP, was laughing and agreeing with her comments about discriminating against the white farmer.

43 posted on 07/22/2010 12:05:13 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Justaham

Ms. Sherrod, you have obviously been wronged. It is your duty to minorities everywhere to make it your life’s mission to keep this incident in the media spotlight as long as possible.


44 posted on 07/22/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Jim Robinson

DO IT BITCH!


45 posted on 07/22/2010 12:06:05 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Justaham
If her boss would have taken 5 minutes to check out video tape, she would have not been fired, and nobody would be even talking about what Breitbart posted on his web site.
46 posted on 07/22/2010 12:08:58 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Justaham

Sue? On what grounds?


47 posted on 07/22/2010 12:09:41 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: freespirited

“I’m not a lawyer but I think the idea would be that he presented her in a false light and therefore defamed her.”

She is a public servant. She has made public speeches that were recorded. Her words were never tampered with. She hasn’t got a leg to stand on in a suit against Brietbart. Obama, NAACP, and the USDA, however, is in high cotton time in lawsuitville.


48 posted on 07/22/2010 12:11:36 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: digger48
Did I miss something?

Did Breitbart fire her?

Did he even accuse her of anything?

Were these not her own words, context or not?


49 posted on 07/22/2010 12:12:06 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Justaham

Let it roll Shirley!
Breitbart posted what the NAACertainCP gave him!


50 posted on 07/22/2010 12:12:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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