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    12/10/2020 4:07:04 PM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 10 Dec 2020 | Ryan Grim
    On Tuesday, a group of civil rights leaders urged him privately to take a slew of executive actions during a two-hour virtual meeting... ...Biden made his comments unprompted, referencing an earlier remark made by NAACP President Derrick Johnson, who had warned that appointing Tom Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture would anger Black farmers in Georgia. It also wouldn’t be prudent to have that fight before the Georgia runoffs, he said, before adding that police reform should also be avoided....“I just raise it with you to think about how much do we push between now and January 5 — we...
  • 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...