Shirley Sherrod to Andrew Breitbart: See You in Court
Remember the video of Shirley Sherrod that led to her resignation from her position as the USDA's director of rural development in Georgia? Or, rather, the 2½-minute clip of a video that made her out to have discriminated against a white farmer? The one that, viewed in its full context, revealed that she had actually saved the man's farm and become lifelong friends with him, and eventually caused everyone who had criticized her -- the Obama administration included -- to backpedal like crazy?
Well, Sherrod has filed a lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart, who posted the original clip on biggovernment.com. Sherrod says the video has damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work.
Breitbart was served with the papers at none other than the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend. We're not sure how intentional that was, but given the political motivations behind his leak of the video, it certainly seems appropriate.
(And just when you thought Breitbart couldn't get any worse: Today on his website: A political cartoon of an obese Michelle Obama eating a hamburger and fries, evidently meant to mock her healthy-eating campaign. We guess if he can't find a video clip to make someone look bad, he uses original art instead.)
Read more at the Washington Post.