Shirley Sherod Sues Andrew Breitbart

  • GQjock

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    Feb 15, 2011 10:54 AM GMT
    Shirley Sherrod Files Suit Against Andrew Breitbart
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20031880-503544.html

    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

    The part that made me laugh the most was this ..............................

    According to the New York Times, Breitbart was served with the lawsuit on Saturday, while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

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    Feb 16, 2011 6:26 AM GMT
    I'll bet she'll win the case !!! that dumb fuck Breitbart, has lied by altering video's and many other facts in his "doculies" for far too long, ruining a lot of peoples credibility, so its time for him to get 'his' !!!
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    Feb 16, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
    This is what some conservative legal scholars are saying:

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/02/shirley-sherrod-catches-andrew.html

    The cost of defending the lawsuit, at least in the several hundreds of thousands of dollars and probably covered by insurance.

    The chance to take the depositions of Obama administration and NAACP officials, to investigate Sherrod's connections to left-wing advocacy groups, and to expose the Pigford case intrigues -- priceless."


    More here including links to the public legal filings by Sherod: http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/02/dissecting-shirley-sherrods-complaint.html

    It would seem that Sherod has over played her hand. Discovery should be interesting and I suspect that this is almost exactly what Breitbart wanted.
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    Feb 16, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    It would seem that Sherod has over played her hand. Discovery should be interesting and I suspect that this is almost exactly what Breitbart wanted.

    Really ....... and what would that be ?

    That Sherod manipulated the video tape herself?
    Because for Breitbart to even ATTEMPT to suggest that she is a racist after the public showing this had had
    would be an embarrassment beyond belief ...... just sayin' icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 16, 2011 1:18 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidThis is what some conservative legal scholars are saying:

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/02/shirley-sherrod-catches-andrew.html

    The cost of defending the lawsuit, at least in the several hundreds of thousands of dollars and probably covered by insurance.

    The chance to take the depositions of Obama administration and NAACP officials, to investigate Sherrod's connections to left-wing advocacy groups, and to expose the Pigford case intrigues -- priceless."


    More here including links to the public legal filings by Sherod: http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/02/dissecting-shirley-sherrods-complaint.html

    It would seem that Sherod has over played her hand. Discovery should be interesting and I suspect that this is almost exactly what Breitbart wanted.


    That will work both ways, giving the left new and, I'm sure, ample evidence that Brietbart is solely a political agent and not a journalist. It may also force them to reveal their funding.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI hope she cleans that scum-sucking weasel out.


    Which proves that even if the whole republican party embraced gays 100%, you would still find some reason to call them scum-sucking weasels.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
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    jprichva saidI hope she cleans that scum-sucking weasel out.


    Which proves that even if the whole republican party embraced gays 100%, you would still find some reason to call them scum-sucking weasels.


    Not really. Brietbart makes pond scum seem classy.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    GQjock saidIt would seem that Sherod has over played her hand. Discovery should be interesting and I suspect that this is almost exactly what Breitbart wanted.

    Really ....... and what would that be ?

    That Sherod manipulated the video tape herself?
    Because for Breitbart to even ATTEMPT to suggest that she is a racist after the public showing this had had
    would be an embarrassment beyond belief ...... just sayin' icon_wink.gif


    How was the video manipulated? Sherod was thrown under the bus by her own allies some of whom were there at the actual speech including the President of the NAACP. It's not like the NAACP couldn't have bothered to review the coverage before speaking out. The video did show how she, in the very least _was_ racist (she made a broader point that she "realized" this white farmer was also being oppressed) and this lawsuit will allow for greater access to the broader investigation into the emerging Pigford scandals.

    Sherod has a lot more to lose than Breitbart is my guess in discovery - and I'd generally say that in any defamation lawsuit with any news agency especially given that at least in this case, Breitbart had every indication (and he even taunted her) that the organization would be sued.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    GQjock saidIt would seem that Sherod has over played her hand. Discovery should be interesting and I suspect that this is almost exactly what Breitbart wanted.

    Really ....... and what would that be ?

    That Sherod manipulated the video tape herself?
    Because for Breitbart to even ATTEMPT to suggest that she is a racist after the public showing this had had
    would be an embarrassment beyond belief ...... just sayin' icon_wink.gif


    How was the video manipulated? Sherod was thrown under the bus by her own allies some of whom were there at the actual speech including the President of the NAACP. It's not like the NAACP couldn't have bothered to review the coverage before speaking out. The video did show how she, in the very least _was_ racist (she made a broader point that she "realized" this white farmer was also being oppressed) and this lawsuit will allow for greater access to the broader investigation into the emerging Pigford scandals.

    Sherod has a lot more to lose than Breitbart is my guess in discovery - and I'd generally say that in any defamation lawsuit with any news agency especially given that at least in this case, Breitbart had every indication (and he even taunted her) that the organization would be sued.


    What Pigford scandal? This is just another invented "scandal" by Brietbart. That you align yourself with him belies your willingness to put partisanship ahead of integrity.
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    Feb 17, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    What Pigford scandal? This is just another invented "scandal" by Brietbart.

    Christian ...... you got that right
    Even Fox News Won't Touch The Pigford Story
    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201102160020
    That must be a bitter pill for Breitbart to swallow. I mean in recent days he's been setting up all kinds of press conferences and airing his videos and talking the story to death.

    icon_biggrin.gif Must be terrible sitting by the phone sayin' Ring dammit ring

    Oh and SB?
    Why the Secy of Agriculture wasn't included in on the case?
    Was because ...... he came out and STATED that he based his decision on the doctored video
    He apologized and offered her her job back

    That's why

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    Feb 17, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    jprichva saidI hope she cleans that scum-sucking weasel out.


    Which proves that even if the whole republican party embraced gays 100%, you would still find some reason to call them scum-sucking weasels.


    So are you admitting that Breitbart is an operative of the Republican party? I never new of his political affiliation until now.