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July 20, 2010

Shirley Sherrod Fired for NAACP Speech, clarifies

Georgia Director of Rural Development Shirley Sherrod admitted in a speech at the NAACP that she discriminated against farmers because they were white.  But she says she was wrongly accused.  Now she gives her side to the story.

If she is the reconciler she claims to be, then I feel bad for this woman, and I apologize.  She deserves her job back.  The NAACP declared war on the Tea Party, and she is an innocent casualty.  My response to her audience, however, hasn’t changed.  Their reaction to Ms. Sherrod’s treatment of that white farmer still speaks volumes.  On the bright side, their overreaction shows the NAACP and their Democrat puppet masters are running scared, and that is good.  It shows they are fully aware of the fire they’re playing with when they engage in racial demagoguery.  If they decide to table their racial strategy for the November elections, then something good will have come of this.

FOX News reported:

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday stood by his decision to demand the resignation of a Georgia official over a controversial YouTube clip, though the ex-official claimed afterward that the Obama administration never gave her a chance to tell her side of the story.

“Yesterday, I asked for and accepted Ms. Sherrod’s resignation for two reasons. First, for the past 18 months, we have been working to turn the page on the sordid civil rights record at USDA and this controversy could make it more difficult to move forward on correcting injustices. Second, state rural development directors make many decisions and are often called to use their discretion,” he said. “The controversy surrounding her comments would create situations where her decisions, rightly or wrongly, would be called into question making it difficult for her to bring jobs to Georgia.”


  1. […] rapidly unfolding events.  Andrew Breitbart posted the video on his site Monday at 8:18 a.m.;  By mid-afternoon Shirely Sherrod had been fired. Fox News didn’t report the story until later that evening.  Who’s to blame for her […]

    Pingback by Sequence: Shirley Sherrod was fired BEFORE Fox ever aired the story « Counterculture Con HQ — July 21, 2010 @ 13:06

  2. Bill Oreilly called for her resignation on
    the 19th so why would he call for her resignation
    when she already resigned? How come you can’t
    cite a link proving she resigned that mid-afternoon?

    Comment by WhoCaresWhatMyNameIs — July 22, 2010 @ 11:08

  3. Because they tape their shows earlier in the day. He probably hadn’t heard about her resignation yet.

    Nevertheless, it’s not credible to say that the White House was influenced by an O’reilly show that hadn’t yet aired. They were influenced by their own fear, cowardice and lack of principle.

    And that’s the only point I’m making. You can’t blame Fox News for Obama’s cowardice.

    If you don’t know when she was fired, I guess you haven’t listen to the video I posted here.

    Comment by Jesusland — July 22, 2010 @ 11:24

  4. You seem to be focused on the timing.

    Comment by starfish — July 22, 2010 @ 14:08

  5. I’m focused on timing because you can hardly blame Fox News for Obama’s mistakes. Unless you want to blame them for putting him on such a hair trigger.

    Everybody screwed up here. Breitbart jumped the gun because he ran with a bogus tape from some dude in Alabam. He got snookered. But that’s not quite the same as dishonestly cutting a tape for the purposes of deception, is it? That’s the difference between carelessness and malice. Fox was also snookered. And so was Obama. All rushed to judgment, but for different reasons.

    The only ones who WEREN’T snookered were the NAACP because they had the full tape.

    Comment by Jesusland — July 22, 2010 @ 15:00

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