As the mainstream media trips over itself to analyze and re-analyze the Shirley Sherrod controversy, Andrew Breitbart is under fire for ostensibly unethical behavior. Andrew is more than capable of defending himself, but I wanted to offer a few quick thoughts on this imbroglio: (1) This President often decries the 24-hour, hyper-reactionary media cycle, yet his administration responded with warp-speed to toss Sherrod overboard. Can it now safely be asserted […]
The “teachable Moment” today is that the White House has violated the Civil rights of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod by denying her due process. This comes just one year to the day that President Obama said that a White police officer “acted stupidly’ after a situation with the Presidents Black personal friend.
Shirley Sherrod may have found an unlikely ally: Glenn Beck. Beck defended the USDA appointee, who resigned after Big Government posted a controversial video clip of a speech she gave to the NAACP earlier this year. In the clip, she described an incident when she debated how much to help a white farmer in need of assistance, though she has said that her remarks were taken out of context. Beck […]
WASHINGTON – An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, acknowledging that officials did not know all the facts when she was fired. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake. He said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to reach her to extend the administration’s apology. THIS IS […]
It certainly looks as though the White House is having second thoughts about pushing Shirley Sherrod out of the USDA after Andrew Breitbart’s video clip of her speech at an NAACP banquet last year. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is “reconsidering” her resignation after the full video showed a different context for her remarks: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that he will reconsider the […]
Here’s NAACP President Ben Jealous’s statement on the group’s investigation of a tape showing former USDA official Shirley Sherrod talking about mistreating a white farmer 24 years ago — a tape the group initially condemned. With regards 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 […]