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  • Shirley Sherrod case settled, now put to bed myth that Breitbart’s tape was misleading

    10/09/2015 12:12:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 9, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    Shirley Sherrod sued Andrew Breitbart, Larry O’Connor and others over a video of Sherrod giving a speech before an NAACP group, in which she recounted how in the distant past when she worked for a state agency, she had discriminated against a white farmer. Breitbart’s widow was substituted as a defendant after his death. Sherrod was fired by the US Dept. of Agriculture as a result of their (over)reaction, and despite her clarifications and denials, indicating she had given some help to the farmer, and had learned from the experience to treat people fairly. We have analyzed that original tape,...
  • Andrew Breitbart: "Glenn Beck Screwed the Pooch"

    03/16/2012 1:12:39 PM PDT · by hope · 48 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/11 | BREITBART
    If this has been posted my apologies. The reason I posted this is because many believed that Breitbart had selectively edited the tape of Shirley Sherrod. This wasn't the case. This was the first time I have seen this...Breitbart was on the up and up on the Sherrod video and It makes me ill after seeing this...
  • Washington Post Defames Andrew Breitbart: Bearing false witness against the dead.

    01/16/2014 7:07:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/16/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What is good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. Helena Andrews at the Washington Post has this reckless column about Andrew Breitbart and Shirley Sherrod.In it, Andrews falsely states that Breitbart “published a doctored video” of Sherrod’s racist confession at an NAACP convention. In fact, Breitbart published all that had been given to him, including the portion of the video where Sherrod is redeemed by confessing that she should not have been making decisions on the basis of race. Breitbart also published the portion where Sherrod admits making adverse decisions toward a white farmer because of his...
  • Obama Crony Sherrod's Ugly Suit Against Breitbart's Widow

    10/11/2013 5:04:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: An Obama official at the heart of the Pigford reparations scheme sues the widow of the crusading conservative who exposed her and a multibillion-dollar redistribution scam to African-American farmers. Hell hath no fury like an Obama administration official exposed for corruption or racism. On Wednesday, news broke that Shirley Sherrod, the former USDA official whose speech before an NAACP group revealing her angst about helping a white farmer got her fired, has decided to amend her lawsuit against the late Andrew Breitbart to name Andrew's widow and mother of four, Susie Bean Breitbart. As Christian Adams recounts on PJ...
  • Sherrod Brown’s ACORN Video Disappears Just in Time for The Election

    10/21/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/12 | Matthew Vadum
    When you’re America’s most liberal senator locked in a tight race with a conservative challenger, it’s always a good thing when a damning YouTube that shows you praising organized crime disappears. Hard-left Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) appears in a 2008 video praising the gangster group known by the acronym ACORN. In the video dated May 12, 2008, called “ACORN Grassroots Democracy Campaign,” Brown praises the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to the heavens: I’ve met with ACORN lots of times in Ohio. They’re a terrific grassroots organization that is working to connect politics with working families and low-income...
  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the state’s constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • Great American Patriot, Andrew Breibart

    03/01/2012 5:09:19 PM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 3+ views ^ | March 1, 2012 | annem040359
    Today this morning, upon reading online on via both Free Republic and Big Government the sudden passing of Andrew Breibart at the age of 43 from “unexpectedly from natural causes” it took me by COMPLETE SURPRISE. First of all, both my prayers and condolences to his wife and four children.
  • MSNBC’s Matthews: Breitbart Didn’t Smear Sherrod; Video Wasn’t Deceptively Edited

    03/01/2012 12:19:18 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 2+ views
    big journalism ^ | 3-2012 | chrissy matthews
    Chris Matthews actually told the truth about Andrew and Sherrod. WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown was delinquent on taxes for his D.C. condo

    02/16/2012 8:57:16 PM PST · by rfp1234 · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON — Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was more than four months delinquent in paying taxes on his Washington, D.C., apartment and had to pay a penalty and interest last week. This was not the first time, records show. Brown also was delinquent in 2006 and 2007 and paid penalties and interest, according to tax records from the District of Columbia. "I was late," he said on a conference call with reporters when asked about the recent delinquency. "I misplaced the bill and I paid it as soon as I found out. I paid a penalty for being late,...
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) wife quits newspaper job after covering Josh Mandel campaign event

    09/20/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/20/11 | Paula
    Today the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced the resignation of Connie Schultz, wife of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Schultz had come under fire recently for attending a Tea Party rally near Cleveland at which her husband’s likely opponent in 2012, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, was a featured speaker. Schultz was spotted videotaping Mandel’s speech, but she conspicuously neglected to mention in her article that Mandel was even at the rally. (Read the details in my previous diary). Once news about Schultz’s covert-op became known, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist and 18-year veteran of the Plain Dealer issued a breathless apology, claiming...
  • Brietbart’s Bid to Toss Shirley Sherrod’s Defamation Lawsuit Rejected

    08/01/2011 1:50:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies ^ | August 1, 2011 | Eurweb
    Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has failed in his attempt to knock out a defamation lawsuit by former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod, who is suing on grounds that a video of her was deceptively edited to portray her as racist. Breitbart attempted to leverage DC’s new anti-SLAPP law by claiming Sherrod’s lawsuit was an impingement on his free speech, but a federal judge has denied that motion as well as another to move the case to California. Sherrod is suing Breitbart, Breitbart’s colleague Larry O’Connor and an unnamed defendant over the release of a video clip and accompanying...
  • MSNBC’s Matthews: Breitbart Didn’t Smear Sherrod; Video Wasn’t Deceptively Edited

    06/01/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT · by Justaham · 5 replies
    "No it wasn't deceptive, that's what everybody's saying about it. I saw the first version of it, and it told pretty much the whole story, of how that woman had gone through an epiphany of understanding how race works."
  • Shirley Sherrod returns to the USDA

    05/14/2011 8:52:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Shirley Sherrod, the U.S. Department of Agriculture employee who was forced out after a portion of a videotape was misleadingly used to show her making a racially insensitive remark, will start working for the USDA again, the department told POLITICO Friday. But she’s not getting her old job back. Instead, Sherrod will help the USDA improve its dismal civil rights record.
  • WATCH: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Discusses Pigford and Shirley Sherrod

    02/16/2011 1:11:20 PM PST · by · 3 replies
    The Pigford Scandal. Chances are you’ve never heard about it unless you frequent Andrew Breitbart’s websites- which is unfortunate given the level of corruption involved. Breitbart’s Big Government has been leading the charge on the investigation, yet the mainstream media has remained completely silent. I wonder why? If you are unfamiliar with the scandal, please take a look at this blog post which explains everything in the most simplistic manner possible. It is a very complex issue, but the more people know about it, the better. Here’s an exclusive interview of Rep. Steve King with documentarian Lee Stranahan looking into...
  • Shirley Sherrod Mum on Suit Against Breitbart

    02/14/2011 6:27:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    big government ^ | 2/14/11 | Albany Herald
    Shirley Sherrod, ousted from her position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after an internet video produced by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart surfaced, has filed suit in District of Columbia Superior Court alleging defamation, false light and infliction of emotional distress. Breitbart confirmed that his company,, LLC,had been served with a copy of the suit over the weekend. In addition to Breitbart, producer Larry O’Conner and an unknown ‘John Doe’ are also named in the suit. Sherrod resigned as Georgia’s Director of Rural Development after the video clip appeared last July. The edited clip showed a speech she gave...
  • Shirley Sherrod sues Andrew Breitbart over video he posted that led USDA to fire her

    02/14/2011 3:47:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/14/11 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON- Shirley Sherrod has filed a defamation suit against Andrew Breitbart, the conservative gadfly she alleges triggered her firing by the Obama administration and ignited a national debate on race and reverse discrimination.Sherrod was the Georgia director for rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until last June, when Breitbart posted online a heavily edited video excerpt of her speaking to a Georgia civil-rights group in which Sherrod, an African American woman, suggested that she once discriminated against a white farmer seeking help.The resulting tumult led the USDA to ask for Sherrod's resignation.
  • Shirley Sherrod Files Suit Against Andrew Breitbart

    02/14/2011 2:51:49 PM PST · by Justaham · 55 replies ^ | 2-14-11 | Lucy Madison
    Shirley Sherrod, a former employee of the U.S. Agriculture Department, is suing conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart for posting a video online that she says damaged her reputation and forced her out of her job. According to the New York Times, Breitbart was served with the lawsuit on Saturday, while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Sherrod, who formerly served as Georgia Director of Rural Development for the USDA, was pressured to resign last July after Breitbart posted an edited video of her online. She argues that the video was edited to make her appear racist. In the edited video,...
  • Breaking: Pigford Madam Shirley Sherrod Sues Andrew Breitbart

    02/13/2011 8:06:32 AM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Right Network - Gateway ^ | 02/13/11 | Jim Hoft
    Shirley Sherrod, the public face of the $1 Billion Pigford Scandal, Is Suing Andrew Breitbart– In July of last year, Andrew Breitbart and Big Government released video of former Ag employee Shirley Sherrod admitting during a speech to the NAACP that she did not assist a poor white farmer as much as she could have because of his “attitude” and race. Sherrod said it was years ago, she said she learned from her experiences, she said blah-blah-blah… The state-run attacked and smeared Andrew Breitbart and FOX News for showing only a segment from Sherrod’s speech. In late July an anonymous...
  • The Pigford Downpayment

    12/06/2010 7:25:12 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/06/2010 | Gary Hewson
    This past Tuesday, Nov 30th, the Democratically-controlled lame-duck House passed the $1.2 billion Black Farmer’s Settlement funding known as Pigford II. The previous week the bill had passed the Senate with assurances of strict measures to protect the taxpayers against the rampant fraud that has been widely documented from multiple sources in both the media and government. The bill passed the House 256-152, and is now headed to President Obama to sign: the man who single-handedly introduced the Pigford II legislation in 2007 to curry favor with rural black Southern voters, to which he was trailing significantly to then front-runner...
  • Pigford Case. How to screw things up Royally when you yell "Racism" when she yelled it first.

    09/21/2010 8:25:47 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 18 replies
    Tadlock Cowan Analyst in Natural Resources and Rural Development
    Yes, folks. It appears that Ms. Sherrod had just unwittingly exposed herself as the perpetrator of one of the biggest fraud claims in the United States - a fraud enabled solely because she screamed racism at the government and cowed them into submission. And it gets even more interesting. Ms. Sherrod has also exposed the person who aided and abetted her in this race fraud. As it turns out, the original judgment of "Pigford v. Glickman" in 1999 only applied to a total of 16,000 black farmers. But in 2008, a junior Senator got a law passed to reopen the...
  • Black Teens Reportedly Celebrate “Beat Whitey Night” At Fair, Attack Whites [Video]

    08/26/2010 5:34:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | August 26, 2010 | Danielle Canada
    Iowa police are investigating a group of black teenagers after witnesses say they ran around a state fair declaring that it was “beat whitey night” and attacked white patrons. Witnesses told police that about 30 to 40 Black teens were seen walking around the fair Sunday making racist remarks and attacking whites. When police arrived on the scene, a scuffle reportedly took place between teens and officers that ended in eleven arrests. Police Captain Randy Dawson has since spoken out on the claims of racism and says that they are still investigating but will not jump to conclusions if they...
  • Can Anyone check this out? Brietbart/Sherrod E-mail

    08/15/2010 4:01:38 PM PDT · by Noob1999 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    e-mail | Unsourced e-mail
    I need help determining if this e-mail is accurate. Snopes checked, but no hit! Andrew Breitbart is a media genius. He proved it originally with his brilliant handling of the ACORN ‘hooker’ scandal which he skillfully manipulated so that the corrupt media was forced, against its will, to broadcast corruption in one of Obama’s most powerful political support groups. But Breitbart’s handing of that affair is nothing compared to his brilliant manipulation of the Shirley Sherrod ‘white farmer’ scandal. It all began last Monday, July 22, 2010. As the country watched in horror, Breitbart released a snippet of a tape...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    08/11/2010 8:05:10 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 25 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | August 12, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Breitbart lays the trap for Sherrod's fraud?

    08/10/2010 8:48:58 AM PDT · by Windflier · 71 replies · 1+ views
    CA Political News ^ | August 09, 2010 | Stephen Frank
    Did you know that Shirley Sherrods’, the newly minted "unbigot", family sued the Feds and got $13 million--for being "black” farmers? "Well, folks, you’ll just have to ask the woman who not only spearheaded this case because of her position in 1997 at the Rural Development Leadership Network but whose family received the highest single payout (approximately $13 million) from that action Shirley Sherrod. Oops again" Did you know the person responsible for the payment of over $1.3 billion to 86,000 black farmers was.....Senator Barack Obama? "Yes, folks. It appears that Ms. Sherrod had just unwittingly exposed herself as the...
  • Bringing Shirley Sherrod’s Past Into the Light

    08/06/2010 5:31:33 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 3 replies ^ | 8-5-2010 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Snip Oh, what a tangled web Sherrod has woven for herself. Selectively cherry picking recounts of her so-called civil rights work in the 60s and 70s. Painting herself as a victim while smearing Fox News and Glenn Beck, who I might add, oddly enough was the FIRST one to come to her defense. Definitely would not want her anywhere behind me in a fight. Lost in the NAACP controversy and Sherrod’s claim to be a ‘reformed racist,’ is the story of her time at New Communities Inc. During her time in her role there, it would seem there are those...
  • Former Shirley Sherrod employee accusesher of exploiting black farm laborers

    08/04/2010 11:42:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | Tom Blumer
    Readers who read my original Washington Examiner post about Shirley Sherrod know that she and husband Charles received $150,000 each for "pain and suffering” as part of "a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack." Based on history presented by Ron Wilkins yesterday at Counterpunch, it's appropriate to ask: "Whose pain and suffering?" It now seems that Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod inflicted quite a bit of pain and suffering on their own -- and on some of the very people Mr. Sherrod described as "our own"
  • Congress Delays 'Black Farmer' Settlement; Shirley Sherrod in Line for Millions

    08/04/2010 11:40:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 4, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
       Demanding large financial settlements on behalf of black farmers has been a cottage industry for litigators in this country for more than a dozen years. It has flourished because few in Congress or in successive administrations have chosen to challenge this juggernaut. It appears now, however, that this passivity is beginning to recede. Late last month, the Senate stripped $1.25 billion from a far larger supplemental defense spending bill that would have compensated black farmers for alleged acts of racial discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) going back to the early Eighties. Following Senate passage, the House followed...
  • Former Shirley Sherrod employee accuses her of explointing black farm laborers

    08/04/2010 9:13:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-3-10 | Tom Blumer
    Readers who read my original Washington Examiner post about Shirley Sherrod know that she and husband Charles received $150,000 each for "pain and suffering” as part of "a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack." Based on history presented by Ron Wilkins yesterday at Counterpunch, it's appropriate to ask: "Whose pain and suffering?" It now seems that Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod inflicted quite a bit of pain and suffering on their own -- and on some of the very people Mr. Sherrod described as "our own" in a speech earlier this year -- at...
  • AP Exclusive: USDA Racial Flap Reconstructed (Shirley Sherrod Firing)

    08/04/2010 7:21:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | Julie Pace
    SNIP Interviews with White House and Agriculture Department officials reveal a greater level of White House involvement in the incident than officials initially let on, with staff making calls to Capitol Hill and civil rights groups, and senior administration officials speaking to Vilsack. Most notably, White House staff expressed concerns early on that Sherrod's remarks about race in an edited video clip may have been taken out of context. Despite the concerns, a White House official said no one in the West Wing asked the Agriculture Department to hold off in seeking Sherrod's resignation until a full tape or transcript...
  • America's First Black President Seriously Damaging Race Relations

    08/01/2010 2:34:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 3+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    On March 18, 2008, Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama gave a speech in Philadelphia about race relations in America. It was hailed by many as one of the most honest discussions on this subject since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination four decades ago. As a result, it was believed his election would dramatically improve a condition that has plagued this country since its founding. Despite the build up, when faced with racial issues, President Obama, rather than solving anything, has actually inflamed the situation. After five such challenges in his brief presidency -- the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. affair, revelations...
  • Why is everyone confused - re: Breitbart and Sherrod?

    07/31/2010 2:04:33 PM PDT · by The Watcher · 35 replies · 6+ views
    The Watcher
    OK, I admit, I'm confused. I "got it" the moment that I finished watching the Sherrod clip, it wasn't hard at all. The NAACP has complained that not the leadership, but the AUDIENCE (not the guys who get on tv, but YOU AND ME) at Tea Party events is racist. So, Breitbart shows the NAACP audience who is applauding the racist sentiments in the story Sherrod is telling. The story's Sherrod's own, and she gets fired because nobody will take the time to even find out what the heck the whole story was. Except that wasn't the issue. The issue,...
  • FBI Examines Civil Rights Case (Death of Shirley Sherrod's Father)

    07/31/2010 7:33:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies · 8+ views
    The Albany Herald ^ | Saturday, July 31, 2010 | J.D. Sumner
    FBI agents have requested and received documents connected to the man who some believe shot and killed Shirley Sherrod's father in rural Baker County in 1965, court officials said Friday. While Sherrod has been the focus of media attention following her dismissal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the subsequent apology from President Barack Obama, the death of her father when she was 17 has been has been discussed but not prominently. But the shot fired the night of March 15, 1965, has begun to reverberate again in Baker County after an FBI agent requested documents Friday connected to...
  • CNN Picks Up On Charles Sherrod's 'White Man and His Uncle Tom's' Remark

    07/30/2010 6:39:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | 7/30/2010 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Joe Johns suprisingly highlighted Charles Sherrod's racially-charged comments about stopping "the white man and his uncle tom's from stealing our elections" during a segment on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360... Anchor Anderson Cooper, after devoting some time faulting himself for not pressing Mrs. Sherrod after she labeled conservative Andrew Breitbart a "vicious" racist during a July 22 interview, introduced the correspondent's report "There's also a new aspect to the Shirley Sherrod story...Questions about her and her husband, Charles...keep popping up on some conservative blogs. The questions center around why and how Shirley Sherrod got appointed to her old job at...
  • Andrew Breitbart: "I’d Like to Speak to Sherrod in Private"

    07/30/2010 1:52:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 07/30/2010
    In the aftermath of the saga that thrust Shirley Sherrod into the news cycle and spurred a national discussion about race, the former USDA employee has said she “definitely will sue” Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger at who posted the original edited video taken widely out of context. Breitbart talked with NEWSWEEK’s Daniel Stone about the whole episode, a potential lawsuit and whether he has any regrets. Excerpts: Shirley Sherrod has said she will sue you. What’s your response? I’m not going to respond to the lawsuit. She mentioned it last week, when it fueled 36 hours of coverage,...
  • Real Sherrod Story Still Untold

    07/30/2010 4:05:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 124 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-30-10 | Jack Cashill
    Had Andrew Breitbart dutifully written a column detailing how an obscure USDA official, Shirley Sherrod, and her husband, Charles Sherrod, had scammed the government out of millions, the story would have had the range and lifespan of a fruit fly. Instead, as the world knows, Breitbart released an edited version of Shirley Sherrod's speech before the NAACP that provoked national headlines and caused the NAACP to denounce her and a panicky Obama administration to fire her from her position as the Georgia Director of Rural Development for the USDA. Then, of course, when the full version of the speech emerged...
  • Career Bureaucrat to Sue Breitbart

    07/30/2010 7:29:37 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 16 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    By Joy Tiz Like nobody saw this coming. The nation’s most famous bureaucrat is going to sue citizen journalist, Andrew Breitbart for releasing an actual video of the actual plaintiff actually addressing the actual NAACP. Now that Shirely Sherrod has evolved into a public figure, the standard for any form of libel is pretty high. But what the hell are her damages? She can have her old job back anytime she wants it. Or she can have a specially created, tax payer funded super deluxo cushy job doing pretty much whatever she wants to do. One element of a cause...
  • Shirley Sherrod unlikely to succeed in court against Andrew Breitbart

    07/30/2010 6:02:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2010 | Kate Tummarello
    Ousted former federal agricultural official Shirley Sherrod made news Thursday by announcing a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart who, she claims falsely accused her of being racist against white people. Although it would make for an interesting showdown, media lawyers contacted by the Examiner said that that Sherrod’s case stands little chance of succeeding or even making it to trial. According to Ron Coleman, intellectual property attorney and blogger and general counsel for Media Bloggers Association, “[Sherrod] is a public figure, and she would certainly have to prove actual malice to prevail,” something that would be much more...
  • Obama Seeks To Mend Rift With Black Community

    07/30/2010 2:18:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 29 2010 | Reuters
    President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to repair damage to his relationship with the black community caused by his administration's firing of an African-American government official. A political fracas erupted last week after Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign when conservative media depicted her as anti-white because of a speech she had given. Obama later said his administration had jumped the gun and offered Sherrod her job back after a full airing of her speech showed her remarks were taken out of context. In a speech to the National Urban League, a major civil rights organization, Obama...
  • Sherrod plans to sue Breitbart

    07/29/2010 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Dan B Cooper · 66 replies
    cnn ^ | July 29, 2010
    - Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will pursue a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart posted an edited video clip of Sherrod appearing to say she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance. The clip showed her addressing a chapter of the NAACP. "I will definitely do it," she said when asked whether she was considering legal action.
  • Shirley Sherrod Goes After Breitbart On AC360 (Can Breitbart Sue Sherrod Over What She Said Here?

    07/29/2010 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies · 3+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/22/2010 | HotAirPundit
    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."
  • Obama revisits Sherrod's firing (as always take 0 responsibility)

    07/29/2010 9:11:10 AM PDT · by milwguy · 11 replies
    politico ^ | 7/29/2010 | MATT NEGRIN
    The firing of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod was a “bogus controversy,” President Obama said Thursday. “She deserves better than what happened last week,” Obama said at the National Urban League as he gave a speech on education. “When a bogus controversy based on selective and deceiving excerpts led to her forced resignation, now, many are to blame for the reaction and overreaction that followed these comments, including my own administration.” Obama called Sherrod an “exemplary woman” and said her story reflects both “challenges” and “progress we’ve made.” He said the cable TV debate should be scrapped for a different...
  • Who Made Charles Sherrod The Decider Of Who Is And Isn't An Uncle Tom?

    07/28/2010 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies · 2+ views
    7/28/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I imagine by now that most people here have had a chance to listen to the statement made by Charles Sherrod (as displayed in a YouTube video, "Charles Sherrod And His Uncle Toms" that "we must stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections." This statement brings several thoughts to mind, namely: Who made Charles Sherrod the decider for who is and isn't an uncle tom? Would he have the right to say that blacks must adhere to a certain political worldview or otherwise they are an uncle tom? How could Charles Sherrod's words help to...
  • Media Matters Dishonestly Spins Anti-Fox Message Over Sherrod Firing

    07/28/2010 9:38:31 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/28/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    You really have to hand it to Media Matters for America. I mean, they deserve an Olympic Gold Medal for the gymnastics that they evince while spinning the news to the extreme left-wing of the political spectrum. This whole Fox-didn't-push-Sherrod story is a perfect example. Eric "Boomarwrong" Boehlert is shamelessly spinning the story of the firing of USDA employee, Shirley Sherrod, as a Fox attack job with all his little Maoist heart. He is desperate to make Sherrod's firing a result of a Fox News smear campaign and his reply to the posting at Johnny Dollar’s website proving that FoxNews...
  • Pigford v. Glickman: 86,000 claims from 39,697 total farmers?

    07/27/2010 10:20:30 PM PDT · by Bhoy · 31 replies · 13+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 7, 2010 | Zombie
    If there are only 39,697 African-American farmers grand total in the entire country, then how can over 86,000 of them claim discrimination at the hands of the USDA? Where did the other 46,303 come from? Now, if you’re confused over what the heck I’m even talking about, let’s go back to the beginning of the story: Pigford v. Glickman In 1997, 400 African-American farmers sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that they had been unfairly denied USDA loans due to racial discrimination during the period 1983 to 1997. The farmers won the case, known as Pigford v. Glickman,...
  • Shirley Sherrod Should Of Resigned

    07/27/2010 1:18:38 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-10 | DrJohn
    Darren Goode posted an article at The Hill titled Dean calls Fox News 'absolutely racist' for aiding Sherrod ousterBut the following details prove the opposite (and the title was doltish). Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean accused Fox News of promoting racism, including in the recent fracas over the Obama administration’s forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod. “Let’s just be blunt about this … I think Fox News did something that was absolutely racist,” Dean charged on "Fox News Sunday." Chris Wallace then hands Dean his ass: But host Chris Wallace shot back, “I know facts are...
  • Mad Lib of the Day: Salon's Joan Walsh - Charles Sherrod Oops

    07/27/2010 7:51:14 AM PDT · by toma29 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 7/26/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Joan Walsh of Salon seems to really want to nail Andrew Breitbart as a racist for picking "the wrong people to symbolize black racism". These two people, of course, are Shirley Sherrod and her husband, Charles, who said this after Obama was elected: "We must stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections."
  • Whom Do We Believe, Shirley Sherrod's Outing The White House Or Vilsack?

    07/27/2010 12:42:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    7/27/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Do we believe that Sherrod was called and told to pull over and resign and that the White House aided in her ouster, or do we believe what Vilsack said? Given the aforementioned, we can see why the media is trying to spin this as being a case where Fox News website, Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck are to blame. But the lady who called Shirley Sherrod never mentioned Fox News website posting of Sherrod's speech or Bill O'Reilly as the reason for her ouster. The lady who called Shirley Sherrod mentioned Glenn Beck's airing of her speech as the...
  • Peggy Noonan's urgent agenda item

    07/26/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 4+ views ^ | July 26, 2010 |
    Even those of us who warned against the "canonization" of Shirley Sherrod didn't expect that right-of-center commentators would propose that her radical manifesto become part of the canon. Yet that's what Peggy Noonan is calling for: " This September, when school begins, we should make [Sherrod's] speech required viewing in the nation's high schools." Gee, can't this wait until February, when Black History Month rolls around? JOHN suggests: Or May Day perhaps, when socialist views are traditionally celebrated?
  • Charles Sherrod Video : "We Must Stop the White Man and His Uncle Toms From Stealing Our Elections"

    07/26/2010 1:30:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 2+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | July 25, 2010 | HotAirPundit
    Charles Sherrod, husband of Shirley Sherrod: "We must not be afraid to vote black, we must not be afraid to turn a black out" (Janurary 2010)
  • Lewis, Carson, Cleaver and the Phantom N-Word

    07/26/2010 1:03:21 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline ^ | 7/26/2010 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday the New York Times ran an ambiguous correction of Times reporter Matt Bai's assertion that Tea Party protesters had abused Rep. John Lewis with "epithets" during the Obamacare protest on Capitol Hill on March 20. What was Mr. Times saying? I'd like to take a look at that in the next day. In the meantime, here is an altogether more straightforward message from the gentleman who calls himself Marooned in Marin. His message seems to have been prompted by my "Waiting for Lefty" post. In any event, MiM writes: In looking at and writing on the latest on the...