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Ex-USDA Official Sherrod At Center Of Media Storm. Suddenly Shirley Sherrod has become a household name, and the outcome of her story is far from clear.

Ex-USDA Official Sherrod At Center Of Media Storm

Remarks she made at an NAACP meeting were selectively edited and made into an attack video. She resigned under pressure before the full story was known, and on Wednesday the Obama administration apologized. Copyright © 2010 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. MICHELE NORRIS, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. ROBERT SIEGEL, host: I'm Robert Siegel. And we begin this hour with the latest in the story of a woman who was, until Monday, an obscure political appointee at the Agriculture Department. Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Johanna Wald - After Shirley Sherrod, we all need to slow down and listen.

Resignation of Shirley Sherrod. Early life[edit] That same year, Sherrod was among the first black students to enroll in the previously all-white high school in Baker County.[2] Eleven years later, Grace Miller became the first black woman elected to a county office, one she continued to hold, as of 2010[update].[4]

Resignation of Shirley Sherrod

Andrew Breitbart. Andrew Breitbart (/ˈbraɪtbɑrt/; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative publisher,[1] commentator for The Washington Times, author,[2] and occasional guest commentator[3][4][5] on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website.[6] He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, during which time he played a central role in launching her web publication The Huffington Post.[7] He owned, a news aggregation site.

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He played central roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, and the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy. Breitbart fiddles while the MSM refuses to burn him - Scott Rosenberg. If you’re a writer or journalist and you quote someone selectively or out of context so egregiously that you can twist their words to mean the very opposite of what they actually convey when they’re quoted in full or in context, what you have done is not just mischievous or aggressive, it’s outright wrong.

Breitbart fiddles while the MSM refuses to burn him - Scott Rosenberg

If you’re a professional, then you’ve committed an act of professional malfeasance. And if you get away with this sort of stunt repeatedly, despite being exposed and shamed for it, then you are pulling off a grand heist — stealing the credibility of larger media and government institutions that continue to pay attention to you. This, in a nutshell, describes the challenge Andrew Breitbart has presented to the world of journalism, first with his ACORN deception and now with his Sherrod stunt. So far, journalism is failing to meet it. Bob Herbert On Shirley Sherrod: Obama Running From Race Issue. Seeing the Forest. James Zogby: I Understand Shirley Sherrod.

As an Arab American, I can empathize with Shirley Sherrod, In the midst of this crisis, I wrote a number of short pieces on a few websites charging that she had been "lynched" and was a victim of a hysterical mob spurred on by lies and cowards in authority who, out of fear or political calculation, had sacrificed her to a mob refusing her right to a fair hearing.

James Zogby: I Understand Shirley Sherrod

I understood her plight because I, and many other Arab Americans and American Muslims, had endured similar treatment. Over the years a veritable industry has developed of anti-Arab groups and individuals whose job it has been to track our progress and to challenge our every advance with smear campaigns. This is what happened to my son more than a decade ago, when he worked for a time at the Department of State. The same types of attacks have followed my every move for decades. Much the same has been experienced by others in my community.

Op-Ed Columnist - Shirley Sherrod, Thrown to the Wolves. Moving with the swiftness of fanatics on a hanging jury, big shots in the administration and Bill O’Reilly of Fox News came to exactly the same conclusion: Shirley Sherrod had to go — immediately! No time for facts. No time for justice. Shirley Sherrod / Sister Soldier. WASHINGTON, DC Over the last 72 hours, the world has learned the current state of civil rights at the United States Department of Agriculture and witnessed a surprising lack of political courage from the Obama Administration regarding the forced resignation of Georgia State Director Shirley Sherrod.

Shirley Sherrod / Sister Soldier

I am a USDA whistleblower. I reported $40 million in government waste, fraud and abuse at USDA during the Clinton Administration, and I have one of the thousands of unresolved EEO cases that Secretary Vilsack referenced. The question I have is "Who is Cheryl Cook? " Recounting the facts reported: Shirley Sherrod claimed that she was told by USDA Deputy Undersecretary Cheryl Cook while driving to immediately pull over to the side of the road and submit her resignation via Blackberry because the White House feared videotapes of her would be featured on Glenn Beck.