Wronging Shirley Sherrod
Andrew Breitbart, the NAACP, and the Obama administration owe her an apology.
12:45 PM, Jul 21, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The edited tape wrongly portrayed Sherrod as a racist. It's ironic that it was posted the day before the Daily Caller reported that liberal journalist Spencer Ackerman wrote in 2008 on JournoList that liberal writers should baselessly tar conservatives as racists in an attempt to kill the Jeremiah Wright story. This video was similarly intended to wrongly portray someone as a racist in order to score political points. The fact that Breitbart's source, rather than Breitbart himself, edited the tape to depict Sherrod as a racist doesn't mitigate the wrong done to her.
Sherrod deserves an apology from Breitbart for posting the edited video, and even more so from the Obama administration and the NAACP for throwing her under the bus.
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