Brief news from elsewhere in the Post: Ouch: When Sen. Bob Menendez repaid his buddy Salomon Melgen for their trips to a ritzy Dominican resort, the $58,500 check represented “between 33 percent and 87 percent of all the money he … Continue reading ?
Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast a year ago on the day of Andrew Breibart’s death, March 1, 2012. One of the best memorials I’ve heard. (h/t Stix Blog) For background on the lies told about Breitbart’s Shirley Sherrod tape, and how it supposedly was misleading, see my post Repeat after me: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not [...]
These days, Sherrod has returned to the work she was doing before all the publicity. She still lives with her husband, Charles, in Albany, Georgia, where they raised their children and where she still spends her days working with poor and minority farmers.
Sometimes the good guys do win. Ryan Cooper, at the Washington Monthly, on “The Divergent Fates of Sarah Palin and Shirley Sherrod“: With the recent retirement of Sarah Palin from her grotesquely lucrative career as a Fox commentator, I immediately thought of another person who was inadvertently catapulted to national prominence: Shirley Sherrod (backstory here). [...]
Featuring Community Activist Shirley Sherrod, World-Renown Poet Sonia Sanchez, Civil Rights Champion Dr. Mary Frances Berry and Sweet Honey in the Rock Founder Bernice Johnson Reagon PITTSBURGH, PA — The Association for the Study ofShow More Summary
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guest Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia state director of rural development for the United States, discussed why African Americans have perhaps lost a connection to the history of civil rights. In...Show More Summary
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Former Georgia State Director for the USDA Shirley Sherrod visited Starting Point Thursday morning to discuss her new book, The Courage to Hope, and how she feels now about the edited video that resulted in false accusations of racism and her eventual resignation from her position.
My piece on Obama and race ends with an interview with Shirley Sherrod. One thing that bugged me…
Someone mentioned that Sherrod’s lawsuit against the estate of Andrew Breitbart has been moved forward, but my weak google-fu failed to find any links. There’s this, though: ALBANY, Ga. — Shirley Sherrod’s taken on a number of roles in her lifetime: Farm worker, civil rights activist, mother, government official. But even such a diverse lifetime [...]
Thank god for the right wing citizen vigilante blogosphere. If not for their noble efforts, how would we ever have rooted out anti-American scum like Shirley Sherrod and that lady on the dildo boat? Anyway, some anonymous conservative blogger has just done it again, discovering a secret nefarious relationship between U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and syndicated columnist Connie [...]
In a ten-minute rant on her show Thursday night, Rachel Maddow tried to explain the long NBC and ABC blackout of “Fast and Furious” scandal news by somehow tying it to the Shirley Sherrod controversy. The American people should move along, since this scandal is only a “paranoid delusion” and shouldn’t be covered by anyone other than Fox News. Show More Summary
Beware of the fake scandals: It’s no surprise that mid-summer, when lots of newsmakers are on vacation (and when little is happening even in the sports world), is when stories such as the "ground zero mosque" or Shirley Sherrod’s supposed...
PROFESSOR JACOBSON: Repeat after me: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading.” No, it wasn’t. And the people who say otherwise either never actually read Andrew’s original post, or are miserable lying pricks. Just to be clear, here. Key point: “What really was going on was that the crowd reaction to the Sherrod’s comments caught [...]
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell offered a heartfelt remembrance of the recently departed Andrew Breitbart, whom, he said, he got along with and with whom he rarely ever discussed politics. "The public version of Andrew," he shared, "was not the version that I knew."
Breitbart.com's editor-in-chief went right after CNN for its treatment of the late Andrew Breitbart, when asked about the "controversial" journalist's "tactics" in the Shirley Sherrod incident. The interview took place Thursday afternoon during the 1 p.m. Show More Summary
This is what Shirley Sherrod, the Georgia woman who was inadvertently made infamous -- then famous -- by Andrew Breitbart, had to say on the conservative media figure’s unexpected death Thursday: “The news of Mr. Breitbart’s death came as a surprise to me when I was informed of it this morning. Show More Summary
From his battles with Occupy Wall Street to his accusations against Shirley Sherrod, the Daily Beast looks back.
As someone who was one of the best fighters against the left-wing media hegemony, Andrew Breitbart was also frequently victimized by lazy reporters who didn't bother to report correct information about him. This was a particular problem...Show More Summary