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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 10:24 PM
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Full video vindicates Sherrod, destroys Breitbart's accusations of racism. Link to full video
Edited on Tue Jul-20-10 10:25 PM by Better Believe It


Full video vindicates Sherrod, destroys Breitbart's accusations of racism
July 20, 2010
by Matt McLaughlin


The NAACP has posted the video of Shirley Sherrod's March 27 speech, and it definitively proves false Andrew Breitbart's claim that the edited video he posted at his BigGovernment.com website is "evidence of racism."

In his first post about the video, Breitbart wrote: "In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn't do everything she can for him, because he is white."

But in the full video, Sherrod recounts how she ultimately helped the farmer avoid the foreclosure on his farm. She goes on to say how her encounter with the farmer "made me realize then that I needed to work to help poor people" regardless of whether they were black, white, or Hispanic.

Breitbart's video edits out any of Sherrod's remarks about the true nature of her relationship with the farmer -- who today stated that Sherrod did her "level best to help him" -- and about the true meaning of her story.

Following are Sherrod's remarks at the March 27 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (the section in bold is what Breitbart's video included -- the rest was omitted):

Read her remarks at:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201007200083

You can see the complete video of Sherrod's remarks at:

http://www.naacp.org/news/entry/video_sherrod /
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 10:25 PM
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1. And makes Vilsack look like a knee jerking fool
Edited on Tue Jul-20-10 10:25 PM by Warpy
The smartest thing he could do now is stop blustering and admit he was wrong and should have checked it out instead of listening to his more hysterical constituents.
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