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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,...
  • Emails Reveal White House Got Shirley Sherrod Fired, Not Breitbart

    11/05/2014 10:29:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/5/2014 | J Christian Adams
    Posted By J. Christian Adams On November 5, 2014 @ 5:31 am In Politics | 1 Comment An email dump has revealed that the White House pulled the trigger on firing former Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod. Sherrod is suing Andrew Breitbart’s widow and the waggish Larry O’Connor for defamation, alleging that Breitbart’s publication of her remarks made before an NAACP crowd caused her harm, including her firing.The Obama administration has up until now denied that the White House had any role in Sherrod’s firing. Not true. The AP: But a newly-released email sent by Vilsack himself suggests he...
  • Everything I know, I learned on television

    07/23/2014 4:31:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-23-2014 | MOTUS
    …except for Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA abuses, EPA abuses, IRS abuses,VA abuses, Bergdahl-Taliban exchange, and the invasion of our former southern border. I guess phony scandals are not included in the “things I usually know about” category.So I wonder: does he, or does he not, know about the DOJ’s suppression of the Shirley Sherrod emails? Apparently the public doesn’t have ‘any need for access to those documents,’ which seems a low standard  for any administration, even this Won, the most transparent ever.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • 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...
  • Self-described ex-racist Shirley Sherrod sues nicest person in Los Angeles

    10/07/2013 4:11:33 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/07/2013 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Shirley Sherrod, the Department of Agriculture official who lost her taxpayer-funded sinecure after Andrew Breitbart posted a video of Sherrod revealing her struggle to overcome anti-white racism, has expanded her multi-year crusade against the late media entrepreneur by suing his unoffending widow, a mother of four who is loved by all who know her.
  • 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...
  • Sherrod firing: Emails Reveal White House Role

    03/08/2012 8:56:09 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 8, 2012 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal emails released by the administration.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing White House Role in the Controversial Firing of USDA...

    03/07/2012 12:08:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 7, 2012
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing White House Role in the Controversial Firing of USDA Employee Shirley Sherrod White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs Denied Obama White House was Involved in Firing Documents Show Obama White House Approved Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Accepting Sherrod’s Forced Resignation (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents suggesting the Obama White House approved of the decision to fire U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod on July 19, 2010, based on what were thought to be racist...
  • 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...
  • Daily Kos-Brietbart to use SEX SMEAR on Rep.Weiner."Easily Debunked FRAUD"= EPIC FAIL

    06/06/2011 2:17:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    vanity | May 17 2011 | MinistryOfTruth
    May 17 2011- On, known serial liar and corporate hack Andrew Breitbart and friends have cooked up another Shirley Sherrod style attack on a Democrat, this time NY House Rep Anthony Weiner.
  • 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.
  • Letter: Palin smear

    02/18/2011 10:40:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Lawrence Journal-World ^ | February 19, 2011 | Tom Shewmon
    I understand from a recent news article that former U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod has filed a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart over a video Breitbart released in July of last year. Sherrod’s lawsuit claims that the clip “damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work.” I don’t have a problem with this at all, as I feel after the facts came out that Breitbart edited an old video of Sherrod to purposely deceive and whip his conservative followers into a frenzy. I’m assuming then that Sarah Palin has hundreds if not thousands of possible...
  • 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 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,...
  • Williams Firing: Shirley Not Again

    10/21/2010 5:03:48 PM PDT · by sinanju · 7 replies ^ | Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 | William Saletan
    Shirley Sherrod, meet Juan Williams. Three months ago, right-wingers clipped a video of Sherrod to make her look like a racist. They circulated the video on the Internet, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture fired her. Now it's happening again. This time, left-wingers have done the editing. They clipped a video of Juan Williams, a commentator for Fox News and NPR, to make him look like an anti-Muslim bigot. They circulated the video on the Internet, and last night, NPR fired him. According to NPR and the New York Times, the termination of Williams' contract was based on the following...
  • Letterman Curses Out Andrew Breitbart On National TV; Drudge And Fox News Attacked (video)

    08/05/2010 10:10:12 AM PDT · by · 28 replies
    David Letterman, speaking to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on his show, asked about the Shirley Sherrod incident and took it upon himself to slam Andrew Breitbart. At one point during the interview he asked her “how much time, energy was wasted on this a*shole ****ing around?” Maddow described Breitbart as a “spinoff from Matt Drudge, from the Drudge Report.” Breitbart, indeed, used to serve as an editor of the Drudge Report, but her intentions in mentioning the Drudge Report probably amount to the effectiveness of the site to sway public debate– not to mention millions of viewers visiting per day....
  • The Anti-Racist [Election of black president increased perception of racism]

    08/04/2010 10:06:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | July 30, 2010 | Dr. Jack Kerwick
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mike Gallagher just recently referred to this summer as "the Summer of Race." From the New Black Panthers to Arizona's controversial immigration law, from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the Tea Party, from the firing of Shirley Sherrod to her rehiring just a couple of days later, there appears to be scarcely an issue that is untouched by the themes of race and "racism." Yet while Gallagher's commentary is not devoid of all intelligibility, it isn't for this entirely correct, for there has scarcely been an issue in American...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • (Maxine) Waters chooses ethics trial

    07/30/2010 6:14:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies · 7+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/30/2010 | Jonathan Allen
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has chosen to go through an ethics trial, like the one lined up for New York Rep. Charles Rangel, rather than accepting charges made by an ethics subcommittee, a source familiar with the process tells POLITICO. The back-to-back trials of a pair of black lawmakers represent an unprecedented use of an ethics adjudication system that has rarely been used by House members accused of breaking House rules. Waters' case revolves around allegations that she improperly intervened with federal regulators to help a bank that her husband owned stock in and on whose board he once served.
  • James Zogby: I understand Shirley Sherrod (She was "lynched" he says)

    07/30/2010 4:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Cairo's Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | July 29 - August 4, 2010 Issue | James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute.
    As an Arab American, I can empathise with Shirley Sherrod, the Georgia Department of Agriculture official who, last week, after being falsely accused of making anti-white racist comments, was forced to resign from her post. For those who don't know the story, on 19 July a rightwing blogger posted a video excerpt of a speech Sherrod gave to a Georgia NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People) dinner in which she related an event that had occurred 24 years ago. A poor white farmer had come to Sherrod asking for assistance and she told her audience how she...
  • 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...
  • Shirley Sherrod says she will sue Andrew Breitbart

    07/29/2010 12:33:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies · 4+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Ben Smith at Politico, the utterly predictable next step in the swamp that has become the Sherrod story has taken place: Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week.The edited video posted by Andrew Breitbart led Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to ask Sherrod to resign, a decision he reconsidered after seeing the entire video of her March speech to a local NAACP group. In the full speech, Sherrod spoke of racial reconciliation and lessons she learned after initially hesitating to...
  • (Video)Bret Baier Takes On Howard Dean For Lying About Fox News And The Shirley Sherrod Firing

    07/29/2010 10:26:42 AM PDT · by · 10 replies
    Howard Dean, continuing to spew lies that Fox News was the reason Shirley Sherrod was fired from excessive coverage, went on MSNBC and claimed Chris Wallace wasn’t being accurate by saying Fox didn’t run one story on Sherrod before she was fired; claiming they pushed the story hard all day. Of course there’s one tiny, little problem with this statement: and that’s the fact that it’s completely false. MSNBC did not correct him. But now Bret Baier has –almost embarrassingly– showing all the programs that aired throughout the entire day on Fox sped up. Shirley’s story was not mentioned until...
  • 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."
  • Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans to Sue Blogger [Breitbart]

    07/29/2010 8:59:36 AM PDT · by freespirited · 89 replies · 3+ views
    ABC ^ | 07/29/10
    Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. Sherrod made the announcement in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention. The edited video posted by Andrew Breitbart led Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to ask her to resign, a decision he reconsidered after seeing the entire video of her March speech to a local NAACP group. In the full speech, Sherrod spoke of racial reconciliation and lessons she learned after initially hesitating to help a white farmer save...
  • Cynthia McKinney: Vilsack Must Keep Black Farmers on their Land (Shirley Sherrod & Pigford)

    07/28/2010 11:35:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The ReddingNewsReview's Black Now ^ | July 22, 2010 | Cynthia McKinney
    Secretary Vilsack admitted in a press conference today, "I did not think before I acted." It is clear from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s press conference today that he failed to do his job appropriately in his treatment of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee, Shirley Sherrod. Sherrod was fired after her superior, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Cheryl Cook asked Sherrod to pull over on her drive from south Georgia to Athens, Georgia and quit her job after a speech made by Sherrod to the Coffee County NAACP was aired on a Douglas County TV cable access channel and then posted...
  • Reflections on Shirley Sherrod (Spew-a-rific)

    07/27/2010 10:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Perpetual Post ^ | July 28, 2010 | Jessica Bader and Akie Bermiss
    AKIE BERMISS: Let us take a minute and think about the amount of time that has elapsed since the first Shirley Sherrod video broke. Just about week ago the media/blogosphere was all a twitter over a video of the Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture[ speaking at an NAACP function and APPARENTLY confessing to having committed reverse racism. Just a week ago, but of course it seems like ages ago. What are we talking about today? Probably the final death throws of the not-so-important Wikileaks/Afghanistan story, right? I mean, before the Sherrod story...
  • 5 theories why Obama is going on 'The View'

    07/27/2010 7:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | July 27, 2010
    President Obama is making history by participating in a daytime talk show. But why "The View"? And why now? Though no sitting president has ever appeared on a daytime talk show, when Barack Obama tapes "The View" on Wednesday, it will actually be his second visit with Barbara Walters & Co. The last time "The View" ladies welcomed him, during his 2008 presidential campaign, their questions weren't entirely soft-ball. So why is Obama returning now? And is it a good idea? Here are five takes: (Watch Whoopi Goldberg's announcement) 1. The president is doing PR repair after the Shirley Sherrod...
  • Newsmaker Shirley Sherrod to Address Black Journalists at Annual Convention in San Diego

    07/27/2010 2:16:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Newsmaker Shirley Sherrod is set to appear before thousands of journalists on Thursday, July 29 at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Sherrod has made headlines over the past two weeks for her forced resignation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted video excerpts of Sherrod's address at a March 2010 NAACP event on his website. The NAACP initially condemned her remarks and U.S. government officials called on her to resign. Upon review of the unedited video in context, the NAACP, White House officials, and Tom Vilsack, the...
  • NEW: Shirley Sherrod’s Husband Caught On Video!

    07/27/2010 6:34:45 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 15 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 27, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    The Sherrods have become the gift that just keeps on giving. Despite a liberal media and liberal politicians, talking heads and the activists that would lead you to believe you didn’t really hear what you really heard… or see the reaction from the NAACP that you know for sure that you saw… Shirley Sherrod is back in the spotlight after only a few hours break. But this time, we get to meet Mr. Charles Sherrod through his own video clip giving a speech in January 2010 on the “white man and his Uncle Tom.“ Keep in mind, this speech was...
  • 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?
  • New Black Panther Party Leader Video:‘We Will See Caskets and Funerals in the Community of Our Enemy

    07/26/2010 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 138 replies · 23+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/26/10 | Rusty Weiss
    With recent controversial race topics entering the spotlight, such as the voter intimidation incident and Shirley Sherrod story, the media has been more than willing to open their arms and turn on their cameras to hear the opining of the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz. Shabazz has appeared on Fox News, issued a statement through CNN, and done exclusive interviews for various media outlets. The Anti-Defamation League has described Shabazz as anti-Semitic and racist, trying "to recast himself as a serious civil rights leader in recent years by cloaking his bigotry and intolerance in...
  • New Sherrod Video: Husband of Shirley Sherrod Gave Black Separatist Speech in January 2010

    07/26/2010 10:03:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 119 replies · 4+ views
    Monday, July 26, 2010 | Kristinn
    A new Sherrod video has surfaced, this one of the sainted Shirley Sherrod's husband Charles making a black separatist speech, reportedly given this past January.The video was published by the Riehl World View blog at YouTube today. Like the infamous video of Shirley Sherrod, this video is presented as an excerpt and the precise setting is not given. However, Charles Sherrod's comments are unambiguous in their anti-white, black separatist sentiments.The four-minute-thirty-three-second excerpt, apparently unedited, shows Sherrod talking about the $13 million settlement by the USDA for the racial discrimination lawsuit brought by Sherrod, his wife and their black farmer...
  • President Obama to Appear on 'The View' (Thursday)

    07/26/2010 6:10:15 AM PDT · by kristinn · 92 replies · 3+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, July 26, 2010 | David Zurawik
    President Obama, who just a few weeks ago said he doesn't have time for TV "theater," will appear on ABC's "The View" Thursday. The show claims it is the first time a sitting president has done daytime TV. It follows a pattern of this presidency I've described often here as: When the going gets rough, the president goes on TV -- often in entertainment venues that guarantee he wil;l be celebrated and can control his message. This visit looks like a direct response bto the criticism he has received for his administration firing USDA worker Shirley Sherrod last week.
  • How Can The NAACP Say That They Were "Snookered" When They Had The Entire Shirley Sherrod Video?

    07/26/2010 12:50:38 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies · 1+ views
    7/26/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Again, how can the NAACP (along with the Obama administration) say that they were "snookered" when the NAACP had the entire video of Shirley Sherrod speaking to the NAACP? Second, why does the Obama administration say on the one hand that Fox News isn't a legitimate news source and that they pay no attention to it, yet they throw Shirley Sherrod under the bus and are involved in her ouster (per what Sherrod said) BEFORE the video clip even makes it onto Fox News?
  • Sick of militant-black or liberal "activists" branding all conservatives as "racists"

    07/25/2010 7:44:44 PM PDT · by Researchers_research · 23 replies
    I am sick of black or liberal racist "activists" branding all conservatives as "racists," I thought that Bush advanced blacks like: Condi Rice and C. Powel, so did the GOP with M. Steele. But I guess according to Shirley Sherrod's theology if a white person is victim of a black person he/she's allowed to be racist against blacks... First they went after the TeaParty to defame all whites as "racists" now it's all conservatives-bashing-fair-game time... Jul 23, 2010 ... Sherrod: Breitbart wants to take us back to the days of slavery. ... It could also be that Anderson Cooper does...
  • Fox News's 50-state Southern strategy [Joan pulls the race card]

    07/25/2010 5:35:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | July 25, 2010 | Joan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" from Sunday is worth watching. American University's Jane Hall has the best quote, in my opinion: The former Fox contributor said Shirley Sherrod was the victim of "virtual world McCarthyism." I wasn't that disciplined or clever in my comments. I was angry at the attempt to make this story about the Obama administration (I've already stated my objections to how Obama handled the mess), to whitewash the role of Fox in the scandal, and to try to turn the tables on Shirley Sherrod and insist she's wrong to call either Fox or Breitbart "racist." Our conversation quickly...
  • Dean: Fox News “racist”

    07/25/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Dean: Fox News “racist” The Fox News Channel’s handling of the Shirley Sherrod controversy “was absolutely racist,” charged former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Dean, who is also a former Democratic National Committee chairman and hero of liberals, asserted Fox News failed to vet video footage of a speech misleadingly excerpted to make it appear that Sherrod was boasting of using her post as an Agriculture Department official to discriminate against a white farmer. “I don’t think Newt Gingrich is a racist and I don’t think you’re a racist,” Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace,...
  • Shirley Sherrod and Me (America Hater Van Jones: I'm a Right Wing Victim, Too!)

    07/24/2010 2:53:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 24, 2010 | Anthony "Van" Jones
    I understand how Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official who was forced to resign last week, must have felt. Last year I, too, resigned from an administration job, after I uttered some ill-chosen words about the Republican Party and was accused — falsely — of signing my name to a petition being passed around by 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Partisan Web sites and pundits pounced, and I, too, saw my name go from obscurity to national infamy within hours. Our situations aren’t exactly the same. Ms. Sherrod’s comments, in which she, a black woman, appeared to admit to racial discrimination against...
  • Five Minutes With Andrew Breitbart

    07/24/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Saturday, July 24, 2010 | Matt Lewis
    ...Andrew Breitbart, 41... Formerly the editor of The Drudge Report, and a primary developer for The Huffington Post, Breitbart has come into his own in recent years as the conservative online publisher for various websites, including,, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and (the latest) Big Peace. SNIP A: Believe it or not, one of my primary motives on this planet is to stop this racism, and to stop the Democratic Party's use of race that divides us intentionally. Google me and Clarence Thomas. I went from left to right because I watched this tactic happen to him...
  • Sherrod Offered Special Deputy Director Position (USDA Reparations Czar)

    07/24/2010 12:06:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Saturday, July 24, 2010 | Marcus K. Garner
    The U.S. Agricultural Secretary offered Shirley Sherrod a deputy director's position within the agency's outreach wing, the AJC has learned. In an exclusive interview Saturday morning, Sherrod told the AJC that she was offered the job of deputy director of outreach, which is within the USDA's Office of Advocacy and Outreach. As Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack described the position to Sherrod the role would, among other things, help to tamp out discriminatory practices the department has been accused of. "He said he wanted to do a lot to address discrimination within the agency during his tenure," Sherrod said. "But he...
  • How Shirley Sherrod Can Help Iran Get Obama's Attention

    07/24/2010 9:53:55 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-23-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I was planning on writing up something about the debacle with the White House's handling of Shirley Sherrod...but then a more concise and graphic way to do it popped in my head... If its tough to read you can click the image above to see a larger version. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Don’t Shed Any Tears For Shirley Sherrod

    07/22/2010 9:16:08 AM PDT · by big black dog · 51 replies · 1+ views ^ | John Hawkins
    For those of you unfamiliar with the story, let's take it from the beginning. The NAACP decided to smear the Tea Party as racists. Like many Americans, Andrew Breitbart didn't take kindly to something that has become a daily ritual during the Obama Administration -- conservatives being falsely denounced as racists. However, unlike most other people who are sick and tired of being lied about by the Left, Andrew Breitbart had the information he needed to fight back. So, he put out this video of Shirley Sherrod admitting that she discriminated against a farmer who came to her for help...
  • Shirley Sherrod & The Racist NAACP….Should She Get Her Job Back?

    07/21/2010 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 66 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-21-10 | Curt
    The facts are clear in the Shirley Sherrod case. Breitbart receives a edited video of a speech given to the NAACP by the USDA officical. In it she admits to racially discriminating against a white farmer (but blacks can't be racist remember) and even going so far as to refer the white dude to "one of his own kind." While she is admitting all this the NAACP crowd is reacting quite approvingly to the racism. Then the whole supposedly unedited video is released and we see that she did in fact admit to the doing the above racist acts but...
  • Man-child Obama and the politics of revenge

    07/24/2010 1:55:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | July 24, 2010 | Ellis Washington
    I found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race. ~ Barack Obama In a 9/11 New York Times interview, the murderous terrorist Bill Ayers, President Obama's political mentor, the man in whose home he started his political career in 1995, said: ''I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough.'' Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in whose church Michelle and Barack Obama dutifully worshipped for 20 years, said: "Racism is how this country (America) was founded and how this country is still run!" Obama, recounting his formative years, wrote: "To avoid being mistaken...
  • Changing the Conversation: Breitbart-Sherrod-NAACP-Tea Party mess

    07/23/2010 10:04:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 23, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    The entire Breitbart-Sherrod-NAACP-Tea Party mess is a lesson in how the left tries to sabotage and undermine conversations that don’t suit it. It’s a real time event version of what the Daily Caller chronicles in the Jornolist archives show about the media strategizing against Palin. The Democrats used their NAACP organization to try and brand the Tea Party as racist, thereby changing the conversation from criticisms of the Obama Administration, to an attack on the Tea Party itself, in order to delegitimize it, and discourage people from participating in it. Breitbart’s Sherrod attack was the equivalent of the “plate glass...
  • Sherrod: I'd Consider Legal Action against Breitbart

    07/22/2010 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Justaham · 128 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7-22-10 | Stephen Smith
    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.