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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Timeline of Breitbart's Sherrod smear | Media Matters for America

    Timeline of Breitbart's Sherrod smear
    July 22, 2010 7:38 am ET 94 Comments
    Media Matters has documented a timeline of Andrew Breitbart's smear of Shirley Sherrod, from Breitbart's initial posting of his deceptively edited clip of Sherrod -- which was amplified by Fox News and other right-wing media -- through the release of the full video of Sherrod's comments, which made clear the context of her remarks.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    No, because nobody lied. Providing part of a video isn't a lie. Even if it's not the whole video, it's still just a video, and it can only show what other people have said/done.

    And Fox News didn't hype this story any differently than any other news station; THAT is more of a lie than the video was. But nobody should sue for it, because we have this thing called "freedom of speech"....

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    No, because nobody lied. Providing part of a video isn't a lie. Even if it's not the whole video, it's still just a video, and it can only show what other people have said/done.

    And Fox News didn't hype this story any differently than any other news station; THAT is more of a lie than the video was. But nobody should sue for it, because we have this thing called "freedom of speech"....
    And if the people do not learn to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, then we will end up losing our precious "freedom of speech".
    IMO, not telling the whole truth is the same as lieing.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Watch Hannity try so hard to paint her as a racist and shift the blame. FOX News with egg all over their face.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    What was done to her was unethical, but honestly I'm not sure she would have a case. And even in these kinds of disgusting cases I'm hesitant to advocate placing limits on the press. For the most part they're dumbed down power hungry snuggle buddies with whomever will appeal most to their target audience. But without them would there be any level of transparency at all, even as corrupt as it is now?
    It could always be worse.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Sherrod herself said, she was told to pull over and resign then and there (per the WH) because she was going to be on Glenn Beck that night.
    So how is Fox to blame? Apparantly no stories on Fox had been run at that time. The WH jumped the gun.
    If she is able to sue for Fox airing something out of context, can someone on behalf of the Tea Party sue the liberal networks for doing the same? I don't know how many times I've seen that huge gun being carried (by a black man) but leading the viewer to believe it was a racist white man from the Tea Party. They knew it was a black man. They went to great pains to crop out his head and hands. What about the the white supremist (probably a plant) declaring he was a racist at a Tea Party? They conveniently cut out the part of him being surrounded by real tea partiers and told that they had no use for him and he didn't belong. That that wasn't what the tea party was about. They told him to get out! It was aired only as a racist at a Tea Party. Nothing more. What about the lie that keeps being repeated about the N word being said 15 times and a congressman being spat on. Shouldn't the liberal networks be held accountable for painting the tea party as racist with no proof?
    This woman Shirley Sherrod seems to have some fishy things in her past that involves quite a bit of money. Maybe this is why the WH was so quick on the trigger. Maybe they didn't want people digging into that. The more I hear this woman the less I like her. I think I jumped the gun when I apologized for jumping the gun.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    From what I hear, Shepard Smith wouldn't even play the clip because he didn't trust Andrew Breitbart. So to blame Fox News is kind of disingenuous. The news portion did fine, the opinion portion not so much.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    If there is evidence for libel/slander then yes.
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    If there is evidence for libel/slander then yes.
    I agree though I doubt she can make a case to be honest. Not because there is no evidence but proving damages etc are difficult. I couldn't tell you the legalities around the subject. I honestly think if she can she should.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    If there is evidence for libel/slander then yes.
    If taking someone else's words out of context is libel/slander, every politician in the country would be guilty.

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