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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday, Shirley Sherrod appeared to be a racist working for the USDA and it was all based on this video.

Today, it appears that Andrew Breitbart has a lot of explaining to do. It appears that Breitbart selectively edited that video to make it seem as though Ms. Sherrod is a racist. In reality, that was a story about an incident that happened 24 years ago and Ms. Sherrod realized the error of her ways and helped this farmer. It also made her realize that she viewed the world through the prism of race. She evolved as a result.

Breitbart isn't backing down. If in fact this is true, Breitbart is through as someone that has any mainstream appeal. Conservative ideologues will continue to love him but if he did what Sherrod claims he did, it's totally despicable.

Meanwhile, both the White House and the NAACP rushed to condemn her and the comments and neither bothered to get her side before they did. The NAACP has since issued a retraction to their initial statement calling the remarks racist.

With regard to the initial media coverage of the resignation of USDA Official Shirley Sherrod, we have come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias

The whole thing is a mess and continues to be fluid. Here's video of the full speech.

1 comment:

Jason Gillman said...

To heck with the Shirley Sherrods of the world.

Frankly all the BS government jobs that pretend to benefit poor and disenfranchised do more harm than the problems they are supposed to heal. They should ALL be fired.

Folks can sit around and pontificate about race and the poor, and what was supposedly done to keep a particular class down, but all it does it provide chatty crap from a media system that provides no value any longer.

Truth be told, the continuing government intervention on behalf of such issues simply provides continuance of those issues, and in fact makes them worse. This constant separation by income or color, is purely cover for those who TRULY SEEK power in the form of benevolent dictators.

Every savior needs victims.