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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Id go one further...Id bet body parts that most of the people commenting on this never saw the originial OR the extended version and just squirt out their opinions based on the names involved.
    I watched both.

    In the long version, Sherrod spoke about how conflicted she was that she was helping out a white farmer, when black farmers were getting foreclosed on and not getting help. She then spoke about doing the right thing, and as a result, saved that farmer from foreclosure, and become close friends with him. She spoke in the context that bias must be overcome, and how she overcame those kinds of thoughts, and did the right thing. Her speech is about OVERCOMING racist thoughts and doing the right thing, and this speech was a very brave thing for her to make, for it picks at a scab that has divided Americans for centuries. It is there, whether we want to admit it or not. She was admitting it, and addressing how this scab can be healed. I applaud her for what she said.

    On the other hand, Breitbart selectively picked a very small part of that speech, where she was talking about the conflicted thoughts she was having, and even conveniently cut off where she said that these were thoughts running through her head, but not what she actually believed. This was some of the most dishonest race baiting and smear tactics I had ever seen in my entire life. Breitbart is dog crap, that is all he is, and he is about to be picked up with a pooper scooper and disposed of, which is the only appropriate thing to do with a POS like him. In another time and place, this SOB would have been the one holding a rope. Let him hang. Better yet, let him be transported to a time and place he would be more comfortable with.... Soviet Russia.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I watched both.

    In the long version, Sherrod spoke about how conflicted she was that she was helping out a white farmer, when black farmers were getting foreclosed on and not getting help. She then spoke about doing the right thing, and as a result, saved that farmer from foreclosure, and become close friends with him. She spoke in the context that bias must be overcome, and how she overcame those kinds of thoughts, and did the right thing. Her speech is about OVERCOMING racist thoughts and doing the right thing, and this speech was a very brave thing for her to make, for it picks at a scab that has divided Americans for centuries. It is there, whether we want to admit it or not. She was admitting it, and addressing how this scab can be healed. I applaud her for what she said.

    On the other hand, Breitbart selectively picked a very small part of that speech, where she was talking about the conflicted thoughts she was having, and even conveniently cut off where she said that these were thoughts running through her head, but not what she actually believed. This was some of the most dishonest race baiting and smear tactics I had ever seen in my entire life. Breitbart is dog crap, that is all he is, and he is about to be picked up with a pooper scooper and disposed of, which is the only appropriate thing to do with a POS like him. In another time and place, this SOB would have been the one holding a rope. Let him hang. Better yet, let him be transported to a time and place he would be more comfortable with.... Soviet Russia.
    Dan...I think those that wanted to see her as a racist saw that same video clip and said oh no!!! She's racist! I think that the video was posted in the first place in response to all the assholes that were spouting their BS about the Tea Party members being racist...and funny...i dont see a lot of outrage about those lies being tossed about, even though people have been interviewed admitting that the reason they threw those accusations out was to get the Tea Party defending the charges of racism and prevent them from gaining ground. Ms Sherrod got caught in the crossfire in a pissing match between Breitbart, a Tea Party supporter, and the NAACP. And lord knows the NAACP didnt waste a SECOND before tossing her under the bus.

    But again...FACTS are what they are. The clip Breitbart posted contained both her admission that at one time she made a rcially motivated act, AND in the moment, learned from that act. Yes...it was a clip...a snippet of the overall talk. It wasnt edited and it showed BOTH her admission and conversion. Many of us here saw it for what she meant it to be and applauded her for it...maybe even grew a little ourselves.

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Whether the guy edited it himself or simply took what he was given without researching it properly (the full tape was available on the web), he's guilty of liable in my book. That poor woman was falsely accused, publicly slandered, humiliated, censured by the NAACP and fired within hours without even being given the courtesy of an opportunity to defend herself. I think the Dept of Ag official who fired her should be sued too, frankly. Offering her job back after discovering that the entire thing had been an orchestrated hatchet job could never remove the smear from this woman's reputation.

    Even now, a year later, people on this thead are insulting her, implying that she loved the notarity she received. Yeah, sure. I couldn't believe then and I can't believe now that this poor woman's plight is being argued on a partisian basis to this day. Can't anything just be argued on a humanity basis, that another human being was defamed, publicly humiliated, her life turned upside down through no fault of her own and that sucks because nobody deserves that? Just plain person-to-person humanity, so rare that the price of gold pales in comparison.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dan...I think those that wanted to see her as a racist saw that same video clip and said oh no!!! She's racist! I think that the video was posted in the first place in response to all the assholes that were spouting their BS about the Tea Party members being racist...and funny...i dont see a lot of outrage about those lies being tossed about, even though people have been interviewed admitting that the reason they threw those accusations out was to get the Tea Party defending the charges of racism and prevent them from gaining ground. Ms Sherrod got caught in the crossfire in a pissing match between Breitbart, a Tea Party supporter, and the NAACP. And lord knows the NAACP didnt waste a SECOND before tossing her under the bus.

    But again...FACTS are what they are. The clip Breitbart posted contained both her admission that at one time she made a rcially motivated act, AND in the moment, learned from that act. Yes...it was a clip...a snippet of the overall talk. It wasnt edited and it showed BOTH her admission and conversion. Many of us here saw it for what she meant it to be and applauded her for it...maybe even grew a little ourselves.
    No, it was not about a racist act. It was her brave admission that she did have racist thoughts. But she also talked about how she overcame those thoughts. Breitbart purposefully copied a sliver of what she said in order to make it appear that she was committing a racist act, when in fact, she saved that white man's farm, despite the fact that a lot of black farmers did lose their own farms.

    I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I don't like the Obama administration any more than you do. In fact, I probably don't like Obama any more than Breitbart does. I hate Obama's policies. But I will be damned if I am going to hop onto Breitbart's race-baiting bandwagon to argue my points. There is plenty of stuff that Obama can be honestly attacked on, such as healthcare, statist government, and other Liberal positions that I honestly disagree with. But at the end of each day, I have to look at myself in the mirror. I will be damned if I am going to look into that mirror and see a scumbag like Breitbart looking back at me.

    Race baiters have no place in the Conservative movement. Racists helped to ruin Ron Paul's candidacy, despite the fact that Ron Paul repudiated these people in the strongest terms. These same racist types could hurt the Conservative movement too. Breitbart is pure poison. My strong suggestion is that we kick Breitbart and the other race-baiting assholes to the curb quickly, before they do real damage.

    To race-baiting creeps like Breitbart, who are attempting to infiltrate and poison the mainstream Conservative movement - The gloves are off. Not in MY house, you sonsofbitches.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    PUHLEEZE! As I recall it was the Obama administration that "acted stupidly"...
    Yes, trusting that a Republican media hack wouldn't fabricate a story is very stupid, but it certainly doesn't absolve Breitbart of character assassination that cost a dedicated public servant her career. The man should be working at McDonald's.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No, it was not about a racist act. It was her brave admission that she did have racist thoughts. But she also talked about how she overcame those thoughts. Breitbart purposefully copied a sliver of what she said in order to make it appear that she was committing a racist act, when in fact, she saved that white man's farm, despite the fact that a lot of black farmers did lose their own farms.

    I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I don't like the Obama administration any more than you do. In fact, I probably don't like Obama any more than Breitbart does. I hate Obama's policies. But I will be damned if I am going to hop onto Breitbart's race-baiting bandwagon to argue my points. There is plenty of stuff that Obama can be honestly attacked on, such as healthcare, statist government, and other Liberal positions that I honestly disagree with. But at the end of each day, I have to look at myself in the mirror. I will be damned if I am going to look into that mirror and see a scumbag like Breitbart looking back at me.

    Race baiters have no place in the Conservative movement. Racists helped to ruin Ron Paul's candidacy, despite the fact that Ron Paul repudiated these people in the strongest terms. These same racist types could hurt the Conservative movement too. Breitbart is pure poison. My strong suggestion is that we kick Breitbart and the other race-baiting assholes to the curb quickly, before they do real damage.

    To race-baiting creeps like Breitbart, who are attempting to infiltrate and poison the mainstream Conservative movement - The gloves are off. Not in MY house, you sonsofbitches.
    I AGREE...have said so since 19 July 2010. She wasnt making a racist statement, she was offering insight into her learning and growth as a person. It was a courageous act to tell a gathering of folks "I was lost but now I'm found". Again...We saw that in that same video clip 7 months ago.

    And while I applaud your vigor in combating racism, lets just hope that with eyes wide open, that same passion is applied to all sides and sites.

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'd bet my membership vs. yours she gets squat.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Why am I the only one that doesn't think this lady is some hero, because she "learned from her mistakes?"

    How many here would be standing up and defending a child molester who got out of prison and said he had learned from his mistakes? You would still consider him a child molester, a demon, a monster, even 50 years after his crime. Why is this lady suddenly not racist because she "learned" from when she WAS admittedly discriminating against white people? If once a convict, always a convict, then once a racist, always a racist.

    She was racist, she has been caught on video admitting to her racism, and time, nor "learning from mistakes" will ever change that.

    Burn in hell you racist bitch. Don't worry, be racist.
    Uh... that doesn't really work as an analogy. Pedophilia is a guided by a mental condition. People look bad upon it because a person who suffers it at 30 years of age, suffers it their entire lifetime. They're just able to suppress it. A person who is racist can demostratively prove they have changed through actions, and I'm not just talking a few speeches.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    cricket... cricket... cricket...

    I should have known you wouldn't man up and actually answer.
    I'm not sure if that goes for news clips but in photography presenting only part of an image is editing. Want to see an example of an edited image?



    According to FOX News, presenting part of an image and changing the complete context of it is editing.

    The news agency reacted to questions raised by an American blogger who showed that Reuters' photo service edited out knives and blood traces from pictures taken aboard the activist ship Mavi Marmara during a clash with Israeli commandos last week. Nine people were killed and scores were injured in the clash.

    Read more: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive - FoxNews.com
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I don't blame Sherrod for doing what she is doing. The video Breitbart posted caused her to be fired, and he deliberately edited it to try, and portray her as racist. What he did was unacceptable.
    The WH threw her under the bus because of something posted by a blogger!

    hmmm.....maybe Brietbart can find something on Anthony Weiner or Barney Frank.
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