Video: NAACP posts full Sherrod video

posted at 8:30 pm on July 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

We wanted it and now we’ve got it. Forty-three minutes and 15 seconds. I haven’t had time to watch all of it — the full clip will be crowdsourced in the comments, I’m sure — but skip ahead to 16:30 for the segment about the white farmer and stick with it until at least 24:00 or so. She actually introduces the story by saying how she started working in order to help black people but then, through divine providence, came to realize that she was meant to work for poor people generally. The key moment comes just after the 21:00 mark when she talks about how helping the Spooners “made me see that it’s really about those who have versus those who don’t. You know, and they can be black, they can be white, they can be Hispanic.” And the crowd murmurs its assent. From there she segues into a historical narrative about racism being an artificial construct manufactured by wealthy interests to keep lower-class blacks and whites divided when in fact they should be working together. Exit question: How long before Vilsack gives her her job back?

Update: From the comments: “So she’s a Marxist not a racist. She belongs in the cabinet!”

Update: I meant to mention this earlier but forgot about it after getting sidetracked with something: There is an edit in the tape right around 21:00, as plain as day. It doesn’t look like a major one since it comes in the course of her telling her story about the farmer, but why is it there at all?

Update: Tapper answers my last question: “NAACP says the tape was changed at the 21:00 mark. no edits, just a tape change.” It is indeed almost exactly at the midway point of the video.

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Elements representing the Tea Party accused of racism by the NAACP were unavailable for comment because Matt Lauer doesn’t care, about people who’s politics, he hates.

I guess I finally found the one person who actually watches Matt Lauer … and cares what he says or does not say.

Monkei on July 21, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Andrew Breibart needs to be a lot more careful before releasing video clips because stuff like this makes him look retarded and not credible.

keepinitreal on July 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM

I am so stinking sick of the current administration! They are some of the most underhanded and incompetent leaders this county has ever had! Can we have this now? I can’t wait until 2012 anymore!

dnlchisholm on July 21, 2010 at 12:07 PM

So she sent the victims of her racism to a Bankruptcy lawyer. Thanks a lot Honey

roflmao

donabernathy on July 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Video of USDA official appears taken out of context

Giving in to conservative spin ‘makes it worse

Jeez, The farmer and his wife stated, “he(the farmer) thought a black woman wasn’t capable” because she was black. She decided rightly or wrongly that maybe the farmer would respect and work with a white person so she handed the case over. When realizing the guy was incompetent she took the case back into her own hands and saved the guys farm. How do you read racism into that?

Breitbart “Simpson” deliberately edited the vid and you suckers and FOX ate it up because that is what you want to believe. He did the same thing with ACORN. Heavily edit clips were presented to you suckers but clips that showed ACORN workers dismay were excluded. The comprehension level here gets worse everyday.

Bill Blizzard on July 21, 2010 at 1:26 PM

From there she segues into a historical narrative about racism being an artificial construct manufactured by wealthy interests to keep lower-class blacks and whites divided when in fact they should be working together.

*facepalm*
Of course, now it’s just plain funny that the O administration fired her.
Red on Red.

Count to 10 on July 21, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Andrew Breibart needs to be a lot more careful before releasing video clips because stuff like this makes him look retarded and not credible.

keepinitreal on July 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Why?

Count to 10 on July 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Update: From the comments: “So she’s a Marxist not a racist. She belongs in the cabinet!”

I find it odd how modern “conservatives” react to the idea of helping the poor by thinking of Karl Marx rather than Jesus Christ.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Why?

Count to 10 on July 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Exactly. Breitbart is not a Columbia-trained “journalist” and has no real reputation to worry about. He’s a muckraker and throws bombs. I enjoyed watching this one hit.

alwaysfiredup on July 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

At this point it was worth it just to hear Sherrod say that the WH was scared of Fox News and the Tea Party. It makes 0bama look weak.

Lou Budvis on July 21, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Elements representing the Tea Party accused of racism by the NAACP were unavailable for comment because Matt Lauer doesn’t care, about people who’s politics, he hates.

I guess I finally found the one person who actually watches Matt Lauer … and cares what he says or does not say.

Monkei on July 21, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Not so much, phony media had Ms Sherrod on to apologize and of course the Tea Party remains under the incommunicado order.

Speakup on July 21, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I dunno…evidence of an admission of a civil rights violation, whether she learned something from it or not, should be enough to warrant termination of government employment. Is there a statute of limitations on civil rights?

The NAACP’s reaction to said violation, while it was the entire point of Breitbart’s posting of it, is completely irrelevant to her firing.

James on July 21, 2010 at 2:37 PM

FWIW, watching the 2pm straight news slot on MSNBC, and they play it pretty straight for Breitbart. One of their reporters shows a snippet of an interview she did with him, and lets him explain that his motivation was to show the double standard, as the audience at the NAACP was clearly applauding and lauding her as she tells the story, not knowing where she will end up. I did not see a demonization of Breitbart.

humdinger on July 21, 2010 at 2:40 PM

I find it odd how modern “conservatives” react to the idea of helping the poor by thinking of Karl Marx rather than Jesus Christ.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Jesus Christ wasn’t an employee of the government, and had no delusions about forcing people to be charitable.

James on July 21, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Update: From the comments: “So she’s a Marxist not a racist. She belongs in the cabinet!”

I find it odd how modern “conservatives” react to the idea of helping the poor by thinking of Karl Marx rather than Jesus Christ.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Right, ’cause Jesus said “If you see a poor person who has no food, construct a narrative about how he was put into this condition by a rich person. And if you count him among the oppressed, you may help him out.”

She’s talking about how she changed her narrative to include poor white folks among the oppressed. And then found him suitable to help. But the main point is that rich folks are to blame.

Jesus also said “Judge not,” which is the big divide between myself as a socialist-sympathizer and Christian charity from Marxist narrative.

Axeman on July 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Jesus Christ wasn’t an employee of the government, and had no delusions about forcing people to be charitable.

James on July 21, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Well, I guess he doesn’t force it on anybody, but saying things like “blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” and “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” sure comes off like an awfully strong suggestion.

It’s just odd to me that so many folks on the right want to thump their Bible when it comes to evolution, abortion, or gay marriage (subjects Jesus never discussed), but not about helping the poor (which Jesus spoke about frequently and clearly).

orange on July 21, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Okay, the story shows a wonderful epiphany, but then she throws out the cannard about republicans being against health care because of the President’s race. Soooo….

jjverdi on July 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Update: From the comments: “So she’s a Marxist not a racist. She belongs in the cabinet!”

I find it odd how modern “conservatives” react to the idea of helping the poor by thinking of Karl Marx rather than Jesus Christ.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM

I find it odd how modern neo-Marxists constantly try to find validation for their forced redistribution schemes from Jesus Christ.

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 4:42 PM

It’s just odd to me that so many folks on the right want to thump their Bible when it comes to evolution,

Read the first chapter. The bible has a creator creating, not time, and chance evolving.

abortion,

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
fully human before birth, thus abortion is murder.

or gay marriage

Every marriage was between a male, and female, and homosexual acts were to be punished by stoning.

(subjects Jesus never discussed),

Liar.

but not about helping the poor (which Jesus spoke about frequently and clearly).

orange on July 21, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Giving of your own.
Never by stealing from the rich, to give to the poor.
Never having the government pay people to be poor.
(charity not extortion)

Slowburn on July 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM

but not about helping the poor (which Jesus spoke about frequently and clearly).

orange on July 21, 2010 at 3:14 PM

We do, quite frequently. It’s an individual matter. It’s not a matter of the state (a subject Jesus spoke about on occasion, and not in a very good way).

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM

She had me at the farmer story, and lost me when she called me a racist for having conservative values and expecting the government to be responsible and accountable.

No, Ms. Sherrod, it is not because there is a black president. It’s because there is a left-wing, power-grabbing, ineffective, lying President. The Tea Party would have surfaced with any president pulling this sneaky, back-room, crooked, corrupt, Mafia-style, un-Constitutional crap on the American people – black, white, Hispanic, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, elite, peanut farmer, country, city, male, female. It is his POLICIES we hate and his ACTIONS, not his skin color. Quit your race baiting and move on.

eucher on July 21, 2010 at 5:27 PM

A techie question on the fact that in the full tape, there is that ‘break’ at 21 minutes. Someone said it’s there because a camcorder tape was changed; others were skeptic of tape-changing being the reason. The transcript is posted at: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/shirleysherrodnaacpfreedom.htm

Scrolling down, the ‘break’ is noted, in red: [audio/visual cut at source]

We don’t hear what Sherrod says after the “So, I…”
Whatever it was, it must have been the punch line of her story about the white farmer, because after the break the audience is in full belly-laugh, and Sherrod is winding-up with “Well, working with him made me see…”.

I really wonder what we missed – that was so darned funny!

Has anyone offered up the reason why it took 24 hours for the full tape to appear?

Techie question: Is there any way to discern whether a camcorder tape “break” is because the tape had to be changed as opposed to a “break” because something has been edited out?

Just wondering…break/tape change, or break/editing.

GGMac on July 21, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Slowburn on July 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM

None of the rebuttals you mentioned involved Jesus’ words. For instance, Jesus had not yet been born in the book of Genesis.

We do, quite frequently. It’s an individual matter. It’s not a matter of the state (a subject Jesus spoke about on occasion, and not in a very good way).

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Funny how helping the poor is not a matter of the state, but the other things I mentioned are.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Funny how helping the poor is not a matter of the state, but the other things I mentioned are.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 6:30 PM

A matter of law, not of the state. Laws existed before states. For an example from Scripture, the Israelites in the desert had no country, but they had the Law.

Mary in LA on July 21, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Oh, and orange, you’re forgetting something: Not all conservatives are Christian, and it is possible to make principled conservative arguments without recourse to the doctrines of any religion.

Mary in LA on July 21, 2010 at 7:09 PM

We do, quite frequently. It’s an individual matter. It’s not a matter of the state (a subject Jesus spoke about on occasion, and not in a very good way).

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Funny how helping the poor is not a matter of the state, but the other things I mentioned are.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 6:30 PM

It is ALL about the state. You rely on the state to do your charity for you and then talk about Jesus?

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I find it odd how modern “conservatives” react to the idea of helping the poor by thinking of Karl Marx rather than Jesus Christ.

orange on July 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM

This, from a leftist.

Inanemergencydial on July 21, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Orange,

As a conservative, I believe in less Government, not more. I believe that we can help the poor with programs designed to train them, you know, that old true saying about the difference between teaching a man to fish, and giving him a fish. I believe that Charity should be Charity, not a Government Program.

For example, let’s look back in history to the great Depression. There were soup kitchens then, funded by private donations primarily. Those kitchens fed people until they were out of food, and then tried even harder to feed the people the next day. Those programs are like dozens that are run today, by churches, civic groups, or private charities. Yet, we’re told that those groups are the problem, because they aren’t Government.

What does tracking Gold have to do with Health Care? Nothing, yet it’s in the Health Care bill that the Government wants to know who is buying and selling gold coins. We have read the reports that a thousand different companies, organizations, divisions, and every other designation for a group of busy bodies are right now all doing redundant work about Homeland Security. Yet, they can’t find terrorists who are coming in, as in the Panty Bomber. But they can take a kids Transformer toy away, as potentially dangerous.

Everything the Government starts to “Fix” becomes worse. Why was it bad that the Republicans wanted to reform Welfare into a work enabling program? Why was job training and job assistance in the PRIVATE sector a bad idea? We heard nothing but doom and gloom predictions from the left about it. It took three tries, and then it finally passed the White House’s Veto. Yet, a few years later, that same White House brought out the Welfare Reform he opposed as one of his accomplishments.

Conservative means you help people to help themselves. You help them learn a job skill, and then you expect them to use that skill to get a job. We want people moving up the ladder, making more of themselves, and making a better life for their families.

Why is it you Liberals only want people on the bottom rung of the ladder of success? Why is it that Liberals demand that people get no job skill training and no hope of ever leaving that life as a dependent of the Welfare system?

Speaking for myself, I donate to charity, and try to help those less fortunate than myself. I could probably be more generous, or less depending on your point of view. Yet, when I talk to people, who are in a bad way, I always encourage them to climb back up the ladder, and keep going. We aren’t made stronger as a people by giving up, but by facing the challenges, be they individual, or collective, we can achieve miracles.

One final observation. President Kennedy said we were going to the Moon, not because it was easy, but because it was hard. Yet, when we’re faced with a challenge today, the answer is always it’s too hard. It’s too hard to enforce the immigration laws already on the books. It’s too hard to secure our borders. It’s too hard to balance the budget and rid Government of the Department of Redundancy Department. It’s too hard to do anything that we admit needs to be done, so we do nothing, and sink further into the hopeless morass that is the result of Liberal Social and economic plans.

Snake307 on July 22, 2010 at 1:14 AM

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 8:46 PM
Inanemergencydial on July 21, 2010 at 10:14 PM
Snake307 on July 22, 2010 at 1:14 AM

You guys all said it better than I did — bravi! (plural of bravo)

That said, I don’t think any of us will change orange’s mind, which seems to have ossified. Besides, it appears that Brave Sir Orange has run away. :-)

Mary in LA on July 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM

People can point fingers at Breitbart, all they want, however, that changes nothing. Listening to this, as well as listening to the reading of the transcript, only shows that she gets worse in this additional footage. She is a racist, she’s an appendage from an organization based on racism (the NAALCP), and she was rightfully fired from the Obama Regime (more racists that wanted to distance themselves from her stupidity). If you think she deserves her job back, you’re stupid.

Virus-X on July 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM

She claims to have no hate in her heart (one couldn’t blame her if what she says is true about her father and cousin), however, she’s speaking before an inherently racist group who only seeks to advance one race and she initially descriminated against the white farmer. She also basically said that anyone who disagrees with Obama is a racist. Her agency has 129 people working there, but she laments there is less than 20 blacks working there. They make up about 10% of the population and by my count that’s more than 10% working there. It seems to me that she still harbors some animosity towards white people. Also, she does sound like a redistributive Socialist! The one thing that really struck me is how she encouraged young people to get Government jobs because “they’re not going anywhere”. Well, actually many Government jobs should be eliminated. Unfortunately, their plan is expand Government expotentially. She also touted about they can basically get a home for free through her agency. I admit she said some good things, however, overall she is still an Obamatron Socialist who is ignorant of history. It was Democrats who were responsible for what happened to her family! CrusaderPatriot dot com

CrusaderPatriot on July 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Breitbart “Simpson” deliberately edited the vid and you suckers and FOX ate it up because that is what you want to believe. He did the same thing with ACORN. Heavily edit clips were presented to you suckers but clips that showed ACORN workers dismay were excluded. The comprehension level here gets worse everyday.

Bill Blizzard on July 21, 2010 at 1:26 PM

I can say the same about Every Tape of Rush Limaugh used to demean the man, but can you show me where ANYONE EVER uttered statements like this about a democrat/socialist/liberal/person of color?.

Sarah Spitz, producer* of the KCRW public radio program “Left, Right and Center,” which is heard on a number of NPR stations across the country, wrote on JournoList that if she witnessed Limbaugh dying of a heart attack, she would “laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out.”

“I never knew I had this much hate in me,” Spitz wrote, according to the Daily Caller account. “But he deserves it.”

Is it time to call on Big GoBernut to down NPR yet?

Hate you can believe in! :oP

DannoJyd on July 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Bill Blizzard on July 21, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Most embarrassing attempt at leftist narrative writing ever.

You lose sucker. You have a failed ideology. It is exploding around us every day. Leftists like you will be swept in the irrelevancy bin for decades.

Inanemergencydial on July 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM

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