Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Valentine From Shirley Sherrod

Last year, former Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod was the victim of an edited video that purported to show her making racist statements. In fact, if the full video had been aired, it would have shown Sherrod using an old story to illustrate how we need to overcome racial divides and concentrate on economic hardships.

Now, Sherrod is suing the right-wing smear merchant Andrew "Half" Breitbart for his role in promoting the edited tape, which damaged her reputation. Half Breitbart, of course, is one of the geniuses behind the nitwits that tried to tap Sen. Mary Landrieu's phone and who dressed as a pimp and prostitute to bring the ACORN organization down. So we're hoping that Ms. Sherrod's suit is successful, and that Half Breitbart's half-bright caper sets him back a few bucks.

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