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    Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    While most gathered at CPAC this past weekend were busy gobbling up buffet-sized servings of Republican rage, one outsized commentator was left eating a slice of humble pie.

    Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod has filed a lawsuit against conservative firebrand and web entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart. The suit stems from the notorious video Breitbart posted online last year, showing an out-of-context excerpt from a speech Sherrod gave to the NAACP Freedom Fund in March 2010. The clip suggested she had used her position at the Department of Agriculture to discriminate against white farmers. The media devoured the Breitbart's version of story so voraciously that the NAACP denounced Sherrod and the Obama administration fired her. The charge was, in fact, entirely untrue.

    Sherrod argues in the lawsuit that the clip "damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work." Breitbart, meanwhile, denounced the suit, saying he "categorically rejects the transparent effort to chill his constitutionally protected free speech."
    Sorry dummy, the first amendment doesn't cover libel and slander.

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

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    Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video



    Sorry dummy, the first amendment doesn't cover libel and slander.

    How was she slandered? Seems that Breitbart exposed her, and now she is mad about that....Can you say frivolous? Although she should be pretty good at that, after all she won $13 million against the Government for not being a farmer.


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    who's britebart, mom never heard of him

    she knows obama, tho---oh, brother

    Shirley Sherrod, a former USDA employee who resigned after a controversial video surfaced, told CNN Tuesday that members of the Obama administration "harassed" her and demanded she resign her post immediately.

    In an interview with CNN, Sherrod said she repeatedly fielded calls on Monday during a long car ride, during which officials insisted that she pull over to the side of the road and quit her post.

    "They asked me to resign, and, in fact, they harassed me as I was driving back to the state office from West Point, Georgia yesterday," Sherrod told CNN. "I had at least three calls telling me the White House wanted me to resign…and the last one asked me to pull over to the side of the road and do it."

    Sherrod said the final call came from Cheryl Cook, an undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture. Sherrod said White House officials wanted her to quit immediately because the controversy was "going to be on Glenn Beck tonight."
    Sherrod: White House worried about Glenn Beck – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    I hope she ends up owning everything currently in his possession. That dick crucified her publicly to make political points.

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I hope she ends up owning everything currently in his possession. That dick crucified her publicly to make political points.
    Exactly, before the video she was an unknown.


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I hope she ends up owning everything currently in his possession. That dick crucified her publicly to make political points.

    PUHLEEZE! As I recall it was the Obama administration that "acted stupidly"......


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    How was she slandered? Seems that Breitbart exposed her, and now she is mad about that....Can you say frivolous? Although she should be pretty good at that, after all she won $13 million against the Government for not being a farmer.


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    He showed part of one of her speeches. (the only part he had).( It was made in front of the NAACP.) That made her look like a racist. He believed her to be a racist because of it. So did I and so did everyone on DP. Sherrod was forced to resign immediately by the WH because they said BECK was going to cover it on his show that evening. (He didn't ) Also it happened right after the NAACP called out the tea party to force them to condemn any racists among them. Which one from Tea Party Express was shoved out for a satiristic letter he wrote concerning "colored" people.
    The NAACP had the whole speech. When they finally released it, it showed Sherrod was not a racist in that speech. She was offered her job back, which she refused. She was all over TV and in the news, being fawned all over. I have no idea what damages she suffered.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    He showed part of one of her speeches. (the only part he had).( It was made in front of the NAACP.) That made her look like a racist. He believed her to be a racist because of it. So did I and so did everyone on DP. Sherrod was forced to resign immediately by the WH because they said BECK was going to cover it on his show that evening. (He didn't ) Also it happened right after the NAACP called out the tea party to force them to condemn any racists among them. Which one from Tea Party Express was shoved out for a satiristic letter he wrote concerning "colored" people.
    The NAACP had the whole speech. When they finally released it, it showed Sherrod was not a racist in that speech. She was offered her job back, which she refused. She was all over TV and in the news, being fawned all over. I have no idea what damages she suffered.

    Right, thanks Barb.....Well, it sounds like it's Obama she should be suing.


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I hope she ends up owning everything currently in his possession. That dick crucified her publicly to make political points.
    He did no such thing. He put a video on his website that was absolutely accurate. It was just out of context which is what Media Matters does PURPOSELY on a daily basis. In this case, all Brietbart had was that much of the video that was sent to him. He had no idea what was in the rest of it.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Resurrect the thread...I know several people here that actually viewed the video objectively identified that the video was more an indictment of the NAACP crowd she was speaking of and not of Ms Sherrod. The video that we discussed here showed a woman offering one of those mythical 'teachable moments'. It showed not only her admission of engaging in bias, but ALSO her lessons learned. That was and apparently still is missed by many here. If she has a lawsuit at all it is against the agency that directed her termination without viewing the actual video.

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