Shirley Sherrod Files Suit Against Andrew Breitbart


Shirley Sherrod, a former employee of the U.S. Agriculture Department, is suing conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart for posting a video online that she says damaged her reputation and forced her out of her job.

According to the New York Times, Breitbart was served with the lawsuit on Saturday, while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

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What a liar!
Even liberal CBS sees through her!

Sherrod, who formerly served as Georgia Director of Rural Development for the USDA, was pressured to resign…………
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked her to return to the USDA. (Sherrod declined the offer.)
“I’m not employed and no one’s offered me a job anywhere, so I don’t know where to look at this point,” she told the Associated Press in an interview. “I’m just trying to survive.”

Uh, lady?
Vilsack offered you a job.
You turned him down.
And YOU resigned rather than fight.
If you want to sue someone, how about suing whoever Obama sic’ed on you to pressure you into resigning?

7 months after the fact.
Oh, Andrew B. has an idea:
“This lawsuit was filed one day after I held a press conference revealing audio proof of orchestrated and systemic Pigford fraud.”

Pigford is the $1.5 billion settlement agreed to by the USDA and was intended to assure restitution to black farmers who were victims of racial discrimination.

Sherrod and her husband, Charles, were the largest single recipients of Pigford money, each receiving $150,000 for pain and suffering and $13 million more to their collective farm which they used to pay black workers well below minimum wage.

I first saw the video on BB’s site. He made VERY clear there apparently was more to the story and that what he had received clearly had been edited. He even mentioned that it seemed she was working up to a redemption type story of overcoming her own biases. BB’s focus was on the crowd’s reaction and support of her bigotted actions upon inital contact with the farmer.

The MSM/left are the ones who spun the story into the monster it became. Breitbart isn’t responsible for her being fired, but I suspect she knows that.

Unless this woman has an extensive fund to fight Mr. Breitbart then this suit will be a waste of time and effort on her part as Nan G has pointed out. She’s refused prospective jobs, wasn’t denied them, and that could be a sticky issue with what she claims. The only phyrric victory of hers would be to silence Breitbart’s journalist group for a very short time while wasting precious resources the Left could have used in other cultural warfare. All this court hearing will do is encouraging more Economical and Policy Conservative minded people to pick up reporting of the actions in mirror sights if his, “Big” series of sites get frozen.