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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Media Matters on the Shirley Sherrod Liie!!!

Let's be clear.  Fox News has waged war against this president.  They are waging that war because he is black.  If he were Michael Steele or Clarence Thomas doing the bidding of the white nationalists, they would be lavishing accolades all over him.  But because he is not a sell out, he is fair game.   Fox News has committed their full-time programing to stoking up white resentment.  Their programming are attacks on anything black whether it is Van Jones, Acorn, New Black Panther Party or now Shirley Sherrod.  When the White House said that Fox News was not news, Roger Ailes response has been "boy I will put you in your place!"  As a consequence, Fox News is now pandering to white resentment as the "new news" whose ratings continue to climb.  They intimidate the so-called mainstream media.  In fact, the brother Kevin Merida, the omsbudsman for the Washington Post, apologized to Fox News for not following their lead on the New Black Panther Party.  Fox News is pandering to racial warfare.  This is dangerous stuff and responsible journalists should expose Ailes and Fox News for what they are  White Nationalism Propaganda network!!!

Thanks to Media Matters their due diligence let's us know what Fox is up to.  Here's the exposure of Breithbart of James O'Keefe fame with another lying video

Full video vindicates Sherrod, destroys Breitbart's accusations of racism. RGN

July 20, 2010 10:39 pm ET - by Matt McLaughlin

The NAACP has posted the video of Shirley Sherrod's March 27 speech, and it definitively proves false Andrew Breitbart's claim that the edited video he posted at his website is "evidence of racism."

In his first post about the video, Breitbart wrote: "In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn't do everything she can for him, because he is white."

Media Matters previously documented that Breitbart's original post suggested that the actions Sherrod described in the video came in her capacity as the USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development during the Obama administration. In fact, the actions she described came 24 years ago, when she when she worked with the Georgia field office for the Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance Fund -- before she began working for the Agriculture Department.

And in the full video, Sherrod recounts how she ultimately helped the farmer avoid the foreclosure on his farm. Indeed, while Breitbart's video included Sherrod saying that she initially didn't to everything she could, it omitted her explanation that later she went to much greater lengths to help the farmer:

SHERROD: So, everything was going along fine -- I'm thinking he's being taken care of by the white lawyer, then they lift the injunction against USDA in May of '87 for two weeks and he was one of 13 farmers in Georgia who received a foreclosure notice. He called me. I said, well, go on and make an appointment at the lawyer. Let me know when it is and I'll meet you there.

So we met at the lawyer's office on the day they had given him. And this lawyer sat there -- he had been paying this lawyer, y'all. That's what got me. He had been paying the lawyer since November, and this was May. And the lawyer sat there and looked at him and said, "Well, y'all are getting old. Why don't you just let the farm go?" I could not believe he said that, so I said to the lawyer -- I told him, I can't believe you said that. I said: It's obvious to me that he cannot file a Chapter 12 bankruptcy to stop this foreclose, you have to file an 11. And the lawyer said to me, I'll do whatever you say -- whatever you think -- that's the way he put it. But he's paying him. He wasn't paying me any money. You know, so he said -- the lawyer said he would work on it.

And then, about seven days before that man would have been sold at the courthouse steps, the farmer called me and said the lawyer wasn't doing anything. And that's when I spent time there in my office calling everybody I could think so to try to see -- help me find the lawyer who would handle this.

She goes on to say how her encounter with the farmer "made me realize then that I needed to work to help poor people" regardless of whether they were black, white, or Hispanic.

Breitbart's video edits out any of Sherrod's remarks about the true nature of her relationship with the farmer -- who today stated that Sherrod did her "level best to help him" -- and about the true meaning of her story.

Following are Sherrod's remarks at the March 27 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (the section in bold is what Breitbart's video included -- the rest was omitted):

1 comment:

Gregg said...

Many are claiming that FOX News and the right are waging war on Obama because he is black. I see that as likely true. But also important is this sense of white entitlement that is permeating much of the nation's consciousness.

Whites, through the voice of conservatives, are afraid. They're afraid of what it might mean to get less. The idea of becoming a minority and witnessing a fundamental change of the long-existing power structure, which they have benefitted from since the days of early colonialism, scares the $hit out of them.

This is what motivates people like Breitbar and Fox News. On the other hand, what is motivating people like Vilsack and the Obama administration is cowardice.