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  • 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...
  • Rep. Waters: Shirley Sherrod Tape ‘Planted by the Enemy’ – ‘Right-Wing Press’

    07/28/2010 11:03:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Rep. Waters: Shirley Sherrod Tape ‘Planted by the Enemy’ – ‘Right-Wing Press’ July 28, 2010 12:49 PM ABC News’ Gregory Simmons reports: At the Urban League’s Centennial Celebration today in Washington, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., delivered a scathing response to the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s handling of the Shirley Sherrod fallout. Sherrod, a former director of rural development for the state of Georgia, resigned from the Agriculture Department last week -- forced out by the Obama administration after video of her delivering remarks at an NAACP banquet, recounting an incident that occurred in 1986, was posted by...
  • Shirley Shirrod's Father's Murder-an Investigation is needed.

    07/22/2010 2:04:52 PM PDT · by nasube · 84 replies · 3+ views
    Nasube | 7-22-10 | Nasube
    Yesterday afternoon, I posted a vanity about this-I had read Sherrod's transcript, and Googled her to find out the details of her father's death, which she mentioned in her NAACP speech. She, in the speech mentioned her mother was on the Baker County Ga Board of Education. Long story short, I hit on an article from March 2, 2010, inducting five women in the Southern Rural Black Women’s Hall of Fame. It mentions a "hate crime" against Hosie Miller, and mentions Grace Hall Miller as one of the inductees. Shirley Sherrod is listed as a speaker at that event-yet...
  • 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.
  • Obama apologizes to Sherrod

    07/22/2010 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 122 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7-22-10 | Glenn Thrush
    President Barack Obama called Shirley Sherrod Thursday to offer his apologies and urge her to accept a promotion on Thursday, but the Agriculture Department official, who was forced out on unfounded charges of racism, kept mum on her plans. Obama had tried to call her twice on Wednesday night but couldn’t connect with Sherrod, according to an administration official. West Wing staffers were attempting to call her again when she returned the president’s calls at around 12:35 p.m. The apology came after Sherrod took to the airwaves Wednesday to say she would appreciate a call from the president. The 62-year-old...
  • WaPo Live Q&As: Farmers defend Shirley Sherrod: Eloise and Roger Spooner take questions

    07/22/2010 11:38:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2010
    EXCERPT Spooner and his wife Eloise will be online Thursday, July 22, at 2 p.m. ET to tell their story of how Shirley Sherrod helped them save the family farm.

    07/22/2010 10:36:31 AM PDT · by FactReal · 73 replies · 2+ views
    FactReal ^ | 7/22/2010 | FactReal
    FACTS & CONTEXT: NAACP VS. BREITBART VIDEOS & TRANSCRIPT OF USDA official Shirley Sherrod’s speech at the NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on March 27, 2010. First are the excerpt videos released by Andrew Breitbart. Transcripts and timeline have been added. Once the NAACP released the full video of their March event, Breitbart published the full video as well. The NAACP full video proved that Breitbart videos were continuous excerpts of Sherrod’s speech without being cut and edited as many in the press are reporting. FoxNews has also provided a timeline of their coverage. (video, report) At the bottom...
  • Sherrod: Barry Soetoro "Only Part African-American"

    07/22/2010 10:24:03 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/22/2010 | Fred Barbash
    "I know he's African-American or part African-American, and many of us are not totally black in our genes. I'm one of them. But when you get down to where the rubber meets the road, I think he needs to understand a little more of what life is like at that level."
  • Saint Shirley Sherrod: Shut Down for Good of the Country

    07/22/2010 6:57:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 352 replies · 9+ views
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who claims she was falsely smeared as a racist while she herself falsely smears Republicans and Fox News as racists, said this morning that she would like to see, the website that made her famous, shut down for the good of the country.CNN's American Morning reported on Sherrod's demand:She said if Breitbart's site were shut down, "That would be a great thing, because I don't see how that advances us in this country ... at a time when we should be trying to look at how we can make space for all of us...