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Emails Prove Sherrod Axing Too Hasty

Panicked officials didn't wait to get full story

(Newser) - Obama administration officials didn't bother to get all the facts before forcing Shirley Sherrod out of her Agriculture Department job, internal emails obtained by the Los Angeles Times show. After learning that a video that painted her as a racist had surfaced, officials moved swiftly to can Sherrod in time... More »

James O'Keefe Owes Supporters an Explanation Over CNN Plot

Andrew Breitbart: Scheme was 'gross and offensive'

(Newser) - The weird plot by James O'Keefe (aka ACORN pimp) to seduce a CNN reporter and secretly film it is too much even for one of his biggest supporters. "From what I’ve read about this script, though not executed, it is patently gross and offensive," writes Andrew Breitbart... More »

Conservatives, Enough With the Nostalgia

Instead of whining about the past, build on the giants' work

(Newser) - Jonah Goldberg is tired of hearing the same lament from fellow conservatives (as well as liberal critics): Oh, for the "good old days" of conservatism, when we had esteemed giants such as William F. Buckley Jr. and Irving Kristol instead of Andrew Breitbart and company. It's nostalgic nonsense, Goldberg... More »

GOP Cancels Fundraiser Featuring Breitbart, Steele

Sherrod incident makes conservative blogger radioactive

(Newser) - The GOP has suddenly gotten cold feet about Andrew Breitbart, canceling a fundraiser later this month in Beverley Hills where he was to appear with Michael Steele. The RNC tells CNN the event was just being rescheduled for the fall, during one of its already planned trips to California, to... More »

Sherrod: I Won't Speak to Fox— 'Period'

Fired USDA worker has no love for the network

(Newser) - Shirley Sherrod won't be talking to the folks at Fox News about the out-of-context video that got her fired . "I will not give Fox an interview, period," she told the National Association of Black Journalists yesterday. "They had their chance to get the truth, and they... More »

Shirley Sherrod Suing Andrew Breitbart

Fired USDA worker going after conservative blogger

(Newser) - She's still considering a new job offer from the federal government, but in the meantime Shirley Sherrod will be suing Andrew Breitbart. The former USDA worker, fired after Breitbart aired an out-of-context video that depicted her as racist, told the National Association of Black Journalists of the pending lawsuit against... More »

Jackson: Breitbart 'Morally Wrong'

Pundits pile on White House handling of Sherrod affair

(Newser) - Lips were flapping about Shirley Sherrod all over the Sunday dial this morning, with Jesse Jackson calling out Andrew Breitbart as "morally wrong," reports Politico. He then slapped the White House's "tendency to buckle," in pressuring Sherrod to step down without "due process." Howard... More »

Let's Teach Sherrod's Speech in Schools

Teenagers could learn a lot from this woman's message

(Newser) - People are throwing around the phrase 'teachable moment" in regard to the Shirley Sherrod controversy , but Peggy Noonan means it literally. When schools open in the fall, Sherrod's full speech—"which is about the power of grace and the possibility of redemption"—should be "required viewing in... More »

Andrew Breitbart: I'm 'Public Enemy No. 1'

Says the 'sainted' Sherrod hasn't been held accountable

(Newser) - Don't hold your breath waiting for Andrew Breitbart to issue an apology to Shirley Sherrod for the infamous video. Highlights from an interview with Politico :
  • "If anybody reads the sainted, martyred Sherrod’s entire speech, this person has not gotten past black vs. white." (NAACP has the full
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Sherrod Gets Call From Obama

Says she's considering suing Breitbart

(Newser) - Barack Obama put in a personal call to Shirley Sherrod today, trying to smooth over any hurt feelings from her abrupt dismissal. Just after noon, Sherrod got a text message saying that the president had been trying to reach her since last night, according to a CNN reporter who was... More »

Ag Secretary Personally Apologizes to Sherrod

She's considering a job offer from him

(Newser) - At this point, who can blame Shirley Sherrod if she wants to make the government stew a little? Agriculture chief Tom Vilsack said he personally called the ousted USDA employee today to apologize and offer her a new job, reports CNN . She was "extraordinarily gracious," said Vilsack, but... More »

White House Apologizes to Shirley Sherrod

It's still unclear whether she'll be back at work for USDA

(Newser) - The White House has apologized to Shirley Sherrod for its hasty firing of her over an out-of-context video. "Without a doubt, Miss Sherrod is owed an apology," said Robert Gibbs at his afternoon press conference. "I would do so on behalf of this administration." But will... More »

Is Breitbart the Villain Here?

Everyone involved seems to owe Shirley Sherrod an apology

(Newser) - The fallout from the Shirley Sherrod videotape continues:
  • David Frum, the Week : He think it's amazing that Andrew Breitbart, who accuses the liberal media of exactly this kind of distortion, has deflected the label of villain. "When people talk of the 'closing of the conservative mind' this is what
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NAACP: Fox 'Snookered' Us on Video

It retracts criticism of USDA worker, calls for her to be rehired

(Newser) - Now that the NAACP has reviewed the full video of Shirley Sherrod's speech, it has retracted its criticism of the former USDA employee and called on the government to restore her job, reports AP . The group, which initially professed to be "appalled," says it was "snookered by... More »

Andrew Breitbart Perfects 'White Victimology'

Website twisted USDA video out of context to play on conservatives' fears

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart has played on the fears of conservative whites to claim another black victim, writes Tom Scocca for Slate . The latest is Shirley Sherrod of the USDA, who had to resign over a video twisted completely out of context. Sherrod—who wasn't a USDA employee at the time—was... More »

Farmer's Wife: Fired USDA Official Saved Us

Supposed racism victim defends her

(Newser) - The wife of the white farmer at the heart of the Shirley Sherrod controversy has come forward, saying she considers Sherrod her “friend for life.” Backstory: Sherrod lost her job over a video clip in which she said she hadn’t done all she could to help the... More »

USDA Employee Resigns Over 'Racist' Video

Sherrod says she didn't do all she could to help white farmer

(Newser) - An Agriculture Department employee has been forced to resign over an old video in which she says she didn’t do all she could to help a white farmer, because he was white. In the video, which first appeared on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government , Shirley Sherrod, the director of... More »

Dem Congressman Loses It With Constituent

(Newser) - it was presumably a nice chat with constituents at a Mexican restaurant until Rep. Ciro Rodriguez was challenged on the cost of ObamaCare, which he voted for. This 44 sec. video shows the Texas Democrat losing his temper in a heated exchange when a woman who suggested he wasn't "... More »

Righty Breitbart Offers $100K for Journalist Emails

He wants someone to turn over archives of progressive listserv

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart says he'll pay $100,000 to anyone who turns over the archives of Journolist, a now-defunct listserv for left-leaning reporters. Making the emails public will expose the "Democrat-Media complex," he writes on his conservative Big Journalism site. The listserv, with 400 members, hit the headlines last... More »

Congressman Flips Out, Attacks 'Student'

Video appears to show Bob Etheridge hit camera

(Newser) - Conservative sites are abuzz with a new video in which a Democratic congressman appears to assault a pair of individuals with cameras harassing him on the street. When asked if he supports “the Obama agenda,” North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge smacks the camera out of one of the... More »

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