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.