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July 20, 2010

MEET SHIRLEY SHERROD.... It looked like Breitbart and the Big Government website had gotten the goods on another one of their enemies. But as is often the case, there's more to this one than meets the eye.

The story involves USDA official Shirley Sherrod, the director of regional development in Georgia. She spoke recently at an NAACP event, and Big Government posted a portion of her remarks. As far as the far-right site is concerned, Sherrod "admitted" that she's used her "federally appointed position" to "discriminate against people due to their race."

At first blush, the allegations almost seem fair. The video shows Sherrod talking about a deliberate decision not to help a white farmer because she was "struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farm land."

Obviously, we can't have administration officials engaged in this kind of behavior, so Sherrod was forced to resign -- a decision initially endorsed by the NAACP, which called Sherrod's remarks "shameful."*

You can probably tell there's a "but" coming. In this case, the conservative Big Government site showed the part of the speech it wanted people to see, and Fox News to air.

Jay Bookman notes today that there's relevant information and context Breitbart's project didn't offer.

...Sherrod said what online viewers weren't told in reports posted throughout the day Monday was that the tale she told at the banquet happened 24 years ago -- before she got the USDA job -- when she worked with the Georgia field office for the Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance Fund.

Sherrod said the short video clip excluded the breadth of the story about how she eventually worked with the man over a two-year period to help ward off foreclosure of his farm, and how she eventually became friends with the farmer and his wife.

"And I went on to work with many more white farmers," she said. "The story helped me realize that race is not the issue, it's about the people who have and the people who don't. When I speak to groups, I try to speak about getting beyond the issue of race."

In fact, as it turns out, Sherrod worked so hard to help that white farmer and his family they consider her a "friend for life."

Somehow, this didn't make the cut in the Big Government clip. The far-right site has the entire video, but only released the part that served the right's purposes.

And in this case, the right's purposes are trying to spur racial animosity, taking the remarks of an African-American American official to the NAACP and removing the context, all in the hopes of generating white resentment.

The anti-ACORN crusade -- and its creative editing -- should have been the first clue that right-wing video clips released by Breitbart and Big Government may not be what they seem to be. Shirley Sherrod offers another painful reminder.

* Update: Today, the NAACP walked back yesterday's criticism, and is reportedly investigating the matter.

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Oddly, the NAACP kicked her to the curb. Can't imagine why...

Posted by: Cornpone on July 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM | PERMALINK

Oddly, the NAACP kicked her to the curb. Can't imagine why...

Because in this day and age all it takes is an accusation from a conservative and all liberals in any sort of position of influence piss their pants running to apologize. Cowards one and all.

Posted by: Emma on July 20, 2010 at 1:19 PM | PERMALINK

Is it too much to ask that media outlets start digging into Breitbart's supposed "scoops" BEFORE they just uncritically run them on the air, ruining people's lives and careers?

Posted by: fourlegsgood on July 20, 2010 at 1:23 PM | PERMALINK

"Because in this day and age all it takes is an accusation from a conservative and all liberals in any sort of position of influence piss their pants running to apologize. Cowards one and all."

No doubt...Conservatives have a stranglehold on the NAACP.


Posted by: Cornpone on July 20, 2010 at 1:24 PM | PERMALINK

"The anti-ACORN crusade -- and its creative editing -- should have been the first clue that right-wing video clips released by Breitbart and Big Government may not be what they seem to be. Shirley Sherrod offers another painful reminder."

Does it matter? A woman lost her job. If lying works, why wouldn't they keep doing it?

Posted by: mcc on July 20, 2010 at 1:29 PM | PERMALINK

Breitbart is worse than Pond Scum

Posted by: iggy on July 20, 2010 at 1:29 PM | PERMALINK

One good thing could come of this: the loss of what was left of Breitbart's reputation. Oh and maybe, the USDA could rehire her ASAP, and the NAACP apologize.

Posted by: Melissa on July 20, 2010 at 1:29 PM | PERMALINK

She should get her job back. Being forced to resign for a "lie" by Breitbart should not be allowed to stand. Reinstating her would make a strong statement that the government will not allow this activity to continue.

Posted by: Judith on July 20, 2010 at 1:33 PM | PERMALINK

So the Dept of Ag Secry also condemned this, right? At this point in time, he needs to be asked to step down. If Vilsack is that stupid, as to actually believe Fox News/Breitbart, he is way way way to stupid to be in his position.

Posted by: DougMN on July 20, 2010 at 1:33 PM | PERMALINK

Would have been nice if Vilsack had asked Sherrod about this before he kicked her to the curb. Freaking cowards.

Posted by: Terri on July 20, 2010 at 1:34 PM | PERMALINK

Huh... The FOX News website has an a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/20/ex-ag-official-says-video-showing-white-farmer-story-excludes-key-context/">update for this story as well.

Does the headline say anything about FOX running with an inflammatory piece of video without checking the facts first? Nope! Quite the opposite: Ex-Ag Official Says White House Forced Her Out Without Hearing 'Truth' About Video. Nor do they ever admit any wrongdoing in the article.

What a bunch of assholes.

Posted by: chrenson on July 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM | PERMALINK

--Nor do they ever admit any wrongdoing in the article.--


The WH never does.

Posted by: Rep. Sheila on July 20, 2010 at 1:37 PM | PERMALINK

Sorry about all the code. I have trouble linking when I'm angry.

Posted by: chrenson on July 20, 2010 at 1:37 PM | PERMALINK

Rep.Sheila, The WH never does.

Wrongdoing like what?

Posted by: chrenson on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM | PERMALINK

--Sorry about all the code. I have trouble linking when I'm angry.--

Then stop watching FOX.

Posted by: CNN on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM | PERMALINK

Is it too much to ask for media outlets to see the ENTIRE UNEDITED version?
I know FOX won't care, but for Christ's sake, I could edit some crap together and have Richard Pryor killing MLK. And wouldn't that just change the dialogue about race in this country?
Come on. Fool you once, shame on them. Fool you twice, SHAME ON YOU!!!

Posted by: c u n d gulag on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM | PERMALINK

You amaze me Mr. Benen.

"...right-wing video clips released by Breitbart and Big Government may not be what they seem to be..."

What a polite way to refer to outright lying propaganda as dishonest and deceitful as the day is long. This is how lying scum try to stir up justification for racism.

Posted by: bjobotts on July 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM | PERMALINK

To not take a stand against this egregious bullshit is to further enable it - and thusly, given our failed media experiment, such cancerous nonsense will continue, unabated and encouraged. Soapbox banshees like "wet forehead" Breitbart would be on a street corner where they belong, being eval'd for a 5150 trip to the bin by local law enforcement, except for an environment that allows for and propagates such fetid drivel.

Posted by: jsacto on July 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM | PERMALINK

> Oddly, the NAACP kicked her
> to the curb. Can't imagine why...

That's the *definition* of "knee-jerk liberalism"

Posted by: me on July 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM | PERMALINK

Murdoch & company

Benen:

And in this case, the right's purposes are trying to spur racial animosity, taking the remarks of an African-American American official to the NAACP, and removing the context, all in the hopes of generating white resentment.

So then, if I read you developing motif correctly, you are of the opinion that Murdoch (a foreigner/American for corporate tax purposes) and his major Arab stockholders are deliberately sowing racial dissent in America?

Posted by: koreyel on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM | PERMALINK

Shame on Vilsack for making her resign. He should publicly apologize to her and she should get her job back. Hell, maybe she should get HIS job.

Posted by: 3reddogs on July 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM | PERMALINK

Reality has a liberal bias.

That's why Breitbart needs editors.

Posted by: eightnine2718281828mu5 on July 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM | PERMALINK

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The real headline:

"Racists Falsely Accuse Kind-Hearted Black Woman of Racism"
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Posted by: eightnine2718281828mu5 on July 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM | PERMALINK

Why hasn't anyone sued the hell out of Breitbart. His misrepresentation of the facts have caused a lot of needless pain and suffering.

I bet Fox News just loves this conman.

Posted by: ScottW714 on July 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM | PERMALINK

i take every opportunity to refer to each and every one of breitbart's websites as bigbullshit.com and suggest you do the same...

Posted by: dj spellchecka on July 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM | PERMALINK

Someone needs to skillfully edit a video of Andrew Breitbart praising socialism.

Posted by: OwnedByTwoCats on July 20, 2010 at 2:34 PM | PERMALINK

It's not whether she should get her job back, but why did she resign in the first place? Why didn't her bosses stand behind her? Why didn't they use this story as a way to hit back?

Posted by: Ned Hodgman on July 20, 2010 at 2:52 PM | PERMALINK

Anyone with a nose for fish could have smelled this one. People are not likely to get up at an NAACP meeting to make a videotaped speech that says, "Hey, lemme tell ya how I stuck it to whitey. It was great." What she actually said was redemptive and inspiring, that she managed to overcome a reluctance induced by the culture she lived in and came to see that poverty was the issue, not race. That has been a part of the NAACP's message for many years.

Posted by: tamiasmin on July 20, 2010 at 3:05 PM | PERMALINK

Why are we blaming Breitbart or Fox?

This is giant screw-up by Vilsack and the Administration. It was a moronic panicky move not to find out more before pressuring Sherrod to resign.

If they had done that, been willing to fight the smear, then it would have been a nice win. Instead they look like they turn and run at the first sign of trouble.

Posted by: Bernard Yomtov on July 20, 2010 at 3:05 PM | PERMALINK

Both sides playing dirty. NAACP was asking for it when they tried to play the race card. You're right though, the whole story was left untold.

Posted by: Jeremy on July 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM | PERMALINK

In fact, as it turns out, Sherrod worked so hard to help that white farmer and his family they consider her a "friend for life."

Yes, yes: "Some of my best friends are ... ."

NAACP publicly called on the Tea Partiers to rid themselves of their racist elements. Tea Party defenders alleged that NAACP speakers had made racist comments. NAACP denied absolutely that anyone made racist comments. The Breitbart clip showed that the NAACP denial was false. Sharrod herself omitted the detail about how the story was in the distant past, and her text (a prepared text, remember, not an off-the-cuff improvisation) clearly asserts that race-based "disparate" treatment is necessary in the present -- and her audience agreed with her.

It's the mote and beam problem of which Jesus warned: if you criticize others publicly, as the NAACP did to the Tea Partiers, then you should first double-check your own blemishes. And a federal official can not publicly advocate disparate treatment for African-Americans and Caucasian-Americans.

Besides, it's an election year and the swing voters are in play. You wouldn't want droves of swing voters concluding that the Tea Partiers are more reasonable than the NAACP. I'd want that, but you wouldn't.

Posted by: MatthewRMarler on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM | PERMALINK

Conservatives will do any thing to advance their hateful agenda.

Posted by: ArleneMcCarthy on July 20, 2010 at 3:18 PM | PERMALINK

Is USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack really that stupid, that he'd act summarily to oust a dedicated public servant such as Shirley Sherrod, merely upon the worthless word of malevolent buckets of slime like Andrew Breitbart and the messianic bimbos over at Fox News?

My goodness, but Sec. Vilsack is the one who should be resigning here. Yesterday. What a cowardly disgrace of a Democrat he's turned out to be here. After this self-inflicted fiasco, why would anyone with an ounce of self-respect answer the call of an administration that would otherwise drop them on a dime at the least sign of potential political adversity?

Mark my words, but given the way this story has been quickly unraveling less than 24 hours out of the starting gate, Vilsack will be eating a lot of humble pie, and President Obama will probably owe Ms. Sherrod a great big apology before the week is out. I certainly hope neither of them get their feelings bruised too easily, particularly should she quite understandably respond by telling them to kiss her black ass and adios, muchacho.

At some point, the not-so-thinly-veiled political calculations of this administration have to give way to some principled stands - or else they're doomed, because Rahm Emanuel simply isn't very good at political math. The last two exams, he had the advantage of being able to look over Howard Dean's shoulder to copy his answers. Well, Gov. Dean's not there anymore, and in my opinion, Tim Kaine and David Axelrod have proven themselves to be mighty poor substitutes.

Posted by: Donald from Hawaii on July 20, 2010 at 3:26 PM | PERMALINK

Is it too much to ask that media outlets start digging into Breitbart's supposed "scoops" BEFORE they just uncritically run them on the air, ruining people's lives and careers?
Posted by: fourlegsgood

No, and I hope it's not too much to ask that the administration do the same before it shitcans somebody based on an edited videoclip from Breitbart.

Posted by: kc on July 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM | PERMALINK

It looked like Breitbart and the Big Government website had gotten the goods on another one of their enemies

...but then the "liberal media" remembered getting suckered by these partisan liars before and so made their partisan dishonesty the real story*.

In other news, my pony was delivered this morning.

*My journalism teacher in high school drilled into his students that if a source lies to you, why he or she is lying is the real story. None of the blow-dried idiots in the so-called "liberal media" seem to get that principle.

Posted by: Gregory on July 20, 2010 at 3:39 PM | PERMALINK

Is USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack really that stupid

Vilsack is Secretary of Agriculture. The USDA is under his supervision.

Posted by: DJ on July 20, 2010 at 3:42 PM | PERMALINK

Conservatives will do any thing to advance their hateful agenda.
----
I know, anything. They'll run right over lib media types and force them to do things just liKKKe they want! Nasty stuff.

Posted by: Meany on July 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM | PERMALINK

@donald

So, "this story has been quickly unraveling less than 24 hours out of the starting gate," but you already know that Sherrod is "a dedicated public servant" and Vilsack is "a cowardly disgrace." And, furthermore, Obama needs to kiss somebody's ass.

My, my, aren't we prescient? I think the only characterizations that you can back up are that Breitbart is "a malevolent bucket of slime" and Fox News readers are "messianic bimbos."

Maybe you, and everybody else, should calm down and quit making judgements until all the facts are in.

Posted by: cr on July 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM | PERMALINK

"At some point, the not-so-thinly-veiled political calculations of this administration have to give way to some principled stands - or else they're doomed, because Rahm Emanuel simply isn't very good at political math."

He'll be heading for greener pastures soon.

Posted by: Rat on July 20, 2010 at 3:45 PM | PERMALINK

Yes, yes: "Some of my best friends are ... ."

Marler, you dishonest shitheel, that quote was from the family that Sherrod was initially reluctant to help, but did.

Sherrod did not at all "publicly advocate disparate treatment for African-Americans and Caucasian-Americans," and you're at least smart enought to know that.

It's amazing that after years of defending the failures of the Republicans (with their sweet, sweet tax cuts) you still aren't embarrassed to spew your bullshit in these forums. It's shocking that you dare defend the racist neo-Confederates of the party you support by joining Breitbart in a phony accuastion of racism. It isn't at all amazing that you're chortlingly dishonest as usual.

Shame on you, Marler.

Posted by: Gregory on July 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM | PERMALINK

I'll add that Vilsack was equally shameful in his continuing the role of the panicky Democrat, and Obama does owe Sherrod at least a huge apology.

Posted by: Gregory on July 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM | PERMALINK

Is that extra video clip getting coverage on the lame-stream media, that's what's really going to tell us what's going on ...

Posted by: neil b. on July 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM | PERMALINK

Well, Gov. Dean's not there anymore, and in my opinion, Tim Kaine and David Axelrod have proven themselves to be mighty poor substitutes.

Kaine and Axelrod ARE there, Dean's NOT, but Kaine and Axelrod are the ones who don't know how to win.

It's not just a big river in Africa, ya know.

Posted by: cr on July 20, 2010 at 4:04 PM | PERMALINK

Maybe this woman can sue ...?

Posted by: neil b' on July 20, 2010 at 4:04 PM | PERMALINK

Vilsack doubles down on the stubborn:

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/agriculture_secretary_stands_by_asking_for_sherrod.php?ref=fpi

If the full tape comes out, and corroborates Ms. Sherrod's story that her quote was taken out of context, Vilsack has to go. We'll see...

Posted by: DJ on July 20, 2010 at 4:07 PM | PERMALINK

This is what happen when hacks like Breitbart are taken seriously. Mix that with the need to immediate be out there denouncing "bad" behavior without the whole context and you have egg on your face.

Of course Breitbart gets the web hits and the real news mentions, will never admit he played fast and loose, and you have what passes as modern news. Too bad someone got fired so he can score partisan points and feel good about himself by getting commented on.

Posted by: ET on July 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM | PERMALINK

@Bernard:
"Why are we blaming Breitbart or Fox?"

Do you really have that poor a reading comprehension Bernard? I will say I think the Secretary of Ag was wrong but Breitbart made a woman who gave a heartfelt parable about turning away from racial resentment and made it appear to be a racist screed. That's why we blame Fox & Breitbart.

Posted by: kindness on July 20, 2010 at 4:45 PM | PERMALINK

Many salient facts and context are missing from this story:

1. According to Shirley, it was a part of speech explaining how despite the fact that her father was murdered by a white southerner, using race to judge people is wrong.The incident occurred in 1986 when Sherrod was employed by the Georgia field office for the Southern Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance Fund, a private organization who describes its primary mission as to strive to assist in land retention and development, especially for African Americans, but essentially for all family farmers.

2. In essence, a white farmer called asking her organization for help. She struggled with racial issues providing help for him, given he was not an African American farmer. I should also note that the Coop and the Land Association recently won a $1 billion settlement for black farmers after they were systematically denied loans provided to white farmers in the early eighties, complements of Ronnie Reagan (Pigford v. Glickman).

3. Sherrod did not say that she didnt help the farmer in question, or that that she helped him less than he needed. Sherrod did say that she felt unease about helping a white farmer when there were so many black farmers in Georgia in need.

4. Sherrod did in fact provide the farmer with the best help he needed, eventually referring him to an attorney who helped him saving his farm by filing bankruptcy under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code.

5. The farmer and his wife credit Sherrod with saving their farm and consider her a friend to this day.

Posted by: Deborah Zeruiah on July 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM | PERMALINK

'I sent him to one of his own'.

That's her present day voice talking. Fact is no white public official would survive if he or she said the same thing about sending a black American to own of his or her 'own'.


Moreover, Sherrod doesn't fully discount race ... yes she says that class is part of the issue, but also clearly believes .. today... that race is part of the issue of rural poverty also. That might be fine for someone in a private or non-profit position, but not for someone spending tax dollars.

Posted by: Mitchell Young on July 20, 2010 at 6:19 PM | PERMALINK

Why is it now that context now comes into play? When ever this happens to other people, everyone is so quick to judge and no one stands up for them. When this happens to a "white" person they are railroaded so quickly and don't get this kind of treatment. What she said is very sad, how can people do this to eachother, not giving them the full help because they were white??? Why can't everyone just treat everyone else the same, we are all PEOPLE! I don't care what "color" you are, I will still help everyone the same way!

Posted by: Ray on July 20, 2010 at 6:20 PM | PERMALINK

Gregory: Shame on you, Marler.

Apparently, I was the only one who missed the point that the reference to Chapter 12 timed the story to 1986. Reading the transcript, I thought that Sherrod was addressing present concerns.

Meanwhile, there's more to the story: Pigford v. Glickman seems to speak well of Sherrod's representation of Black farmers who had been discriminated against 25+ years ago and since. With such an appropriately combative spirit, it is a wonder that she resigned so quickly. Like Steve Benen in his later post, I wonder whether she will seek reinstatement.

The racial composition of the Tea Partiers is reportedly close to the racial composition of the US as a whole, with about 25% nonwhite.

Posted by: MatthewRMarler on July 20, 2010 at 7:23 PM | PERMALINK

Marler, I don't believe that rubbish at all about the teapartiers. It goes against every poll I've seen, not to mention *looking* at pics or actual examples of their rallies - I'd say more like 5% nonwhite max.

As for MSM coverage as I asked earlier: Tonight's NBC NN had a story, showing the rest of the story, explaining it was about her previous attitudes and from later in the tape, showing the farmer saying he appreciated her help, etc.

They also mentioned the NBPP story, quoting that Republican voting official who poo-pooed it etc. They ended with a quick take from a guy warning of creative editing etc.doing well enough but not saying the officials signing off on reducing the case were mostly appointed by Bush. Of course they weren't going to "go there" about the deliberate White-wing attempt to tar (sorry, can't get off those metaphors) any Democrat or "fellow traveler" who seems to be out "to get whitey."

But the outrage too is, how could Team O, the NAACP etc. fall for any excerpted tape, unless the language itself was so inflammatory it left no recourse? Like Steve says, why oh why don't we have a better Presidential corps?

Posted by: neil b on July 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM | PERMALINK

neil b, your question about why Team 0 and the NAACP fold so quickly is interesting. Breitbart announced days ago that he had video he was prepared to show, and you'd think that NAACP could have met in advance to ask themselves what he could possibly have that might put them in a bad light. They heard and read the Breitbart excerpts and reacted to them as though they were toxic.

On the whole, Pigford vs Glickman looks like good work by Sharrod. It qualifies her for her federal position and for an invitation to speak to NAACP.

If she meant to say something along the lines of "Times have changed and the approaches that we took 25 years ago must be replaced by new strategies, ... ," as her defenders are claiming (more or less, I don't mean to put words in your mouths), then she buried her main point.

Posted by: MatthewRMarler on July 20, 2010 at 8:21 PM | PERMALINK

Marler, the full video makes it perfectly clear what she was saying and in what context. Listen more carefulyly and and you'll see and hear.

Posted by: mitchowens on July 20, 2010 at 9:07 PM | PERMALINK

Breitbart announced days ago that he had video he was prepared to show, and you'd think that NAACP could have met in advance to ask themselves what he could possibly have that might put them in a bad light.

Bullshit, Marler. Your statement presumes -- even after the baseless nature of Breitbart's dishonest smear came to light -- that the NAACP has something that could "put them in a bad light."

They heard and read the Breitbart excerpts and reacted to them as though they were toxic.

Of course they did -- taken out of context, Sherrod's statements seemed to be toxic. Which is why taking them out of context was so dishonest (you must love it, Marler). How could the NAACP possibly have prepared themselves for yet an other one of Breitbart's selectively edited hit jobs?

I give you credit that your dishonesty is more subltle than the usual Republican apologist, but that you're continuing to attack the victims here -- and therefore implicitly defending the racist attack of your conservative allies -- is low even for you.

Shame on you, Marler.

Posted by: Gregory on July 21, 2010 at 9:05 AM | PERMALINK

A lesson for the White House
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous: Is it true that Shirley Sherrod at the USDA has been caught on film making reactionary comments?
NAACP Employee: Yes Sir.
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous: Contact the White House immediately
White House: Yes Mr. Jealous, we understand, this could end up on Glenn Beck tonight. Contact Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack immediately.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Yes Mrs. Sherrod, pull the car over now. The White House wants you to resign now, this will be on Glenn Beck tonight.
NAACP: Mr. Jealous, we have new information. I guess we should have watched the whole film.
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous: Yes, that's right, Mr. President, we seem to have jumped the gun, the whole film shows a different story. Say, you haven't watched Glenn Beck have you?

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Yes, Shirley, nobody's perfect. The NAACP seems to have panicked. Has Glenn Beck called you?

White House: Yes Mr. Vilsack, that's right, talk nice, and slow, don't get panicked. Here is what you will say. By the way, has Glenn Beck contacted you?

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: that's right folks, we will be looking at the whole picture, I mean the whole film. We will get this corrected.

White House: First, contact Pravda America, I mean MSNBC and CNN and tell them not to panic, we will tell them what to say. They will say, Fox News has caused the whole mess. Secondly, Tell Vilsack to send flowers to Shirley and to only speak to Vilsack. Lastly, for God sakes, put someone full-time watching Glenn Beck.

Now, the only logical conclusion to this mess: The NAACP needs to invite Van Jones (the Communist) back for a second Image award, then the spotlight will be taken off of this truly embarrassing moment for the NAACP, the White House, and the media.
Apparently, the White house is obsessed with Glenn Beck. Someone needs to go get a life.
Lastly, the media on the left, the media on the right, the White House, and the NAACP should all donate to a large retirement fund for Mrs. Sherrod.
Oh, by the way, White House, this retirement money should be tax-free for Mrs. Sherrod. She has been through enough, don't you think?

Posted by: call me Roy on July 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM | PERMALINK

Conservatives... this happened in 1986. Who care's what you think?

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I like your blog.

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