Video: Sherrod says incident didn’t occur at USDA

posted at 1:36 pm on July 20, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The USDA political appointee pushed into resigning over a tape from a 2009 NAACP awards dinner now claims that the incident she described in the speech didn’t occur at the USDA but almost a quarter-century earlier at a nonprofit. Shirley Sherrod tells CNN that she tried to explain the anecdote to the Obama administration, but that the White House was too frightened of “Fox and the Tea Party” to listen to her explanation:

Sherrod told CNN on Tuesday the incident she discusses in the clip took place more than two decades ago, and she recounted it to an audience to make the point that people should move beyond race.

“I was telling the story of how working with him helped me to see the issue is not about race,” she said. “It’s about those who have versus those who do not have.”

Sherrod said Tuesday that her remarks were taken out of context.

“I was speaking to that group, like I’ve done many groups, and I tell them about a time when I thought the issue was race and race only,” Sherrod said on CNN’s “American Morning” from her home in Albany, Georgia. The incident took place in 1986, while she worked for a nonprofit and before she joined the Agriculture Department, she said.

Be sure to note the word only in Sherrod’s explanation.  As I wrote yesterday, it did appear that Sherrod was starting to make a point in the clip about eschewing ethnic identity politics in order to focus on poverty. However, she then doubles back and says, “It is about white and black” as well as poverty. The point of her story wound up being that it was about both, a view that puts her outside of the mainstream — and apparently outside of the Obama administration’s comfort zone for honesty.

The larger point here, though, is not so much Sherrod’s speech but the embrace that her message had at the NAACP.  No one in this tape is heard objecting to her admission of giving short shrift to a client based on his skin color. Even the NAACP wound up pointing that out as “disturbing” in their initial response to the Sherrod tape:

Racism is about the abuse of power. Sherrod had it in her position at USDA. According to her remarks, she mistreated a white farmer in need of assistance because of his race.

We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers.

Her actions were shameful. While she went on to explain in the story that she ultimately realized her mistake, as well as the common predicament of working people of all races, she gave no indication she had attempted to right the wrong she had done to this man.

The reaction from many in the audience is disturbing. We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action.

We thank those who brought this to our national office’s attention, as there are hundreds of local fundraising dinners each year.

I think the NAACP and the White House acted wisely in this case. It’s impossible to argue with that statement, and kudos to them for resisting the urge to circle the wagons.

Greg Hengler notes that this isn’t CNN’s only bite at the apple for this story. John Roberts and Kiran Chetry do a passable job in presenting the argument, but later, Tony Harris goes into full softball mode:

Sherrod and others can complain about Fox News and the editing of the tape, but two points should be remembered. First, Andrew Breitbart made it clear to me last night that this was the entirety of the speech he had in his possession. He also wants to find the whole speech and is trying to get it. Second, this has a lot more substantiation and evidence of racism than what the Journolist attempted to cook up against Fred Barnes and Karl Rove, among others — or for that matter, what the NAACP has to accuse the Tea Party movement as a whole of being racist.


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claims that the incident she described in the speech didn’t occur at the USDA but almost a quarter-century earlier at a nonprofit.

Well, that’s a relief… I would have thought we had institutional racism!

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:39 PM

I heart Beirtbart.

upinak on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Whenever it happened, she seemed to remember it fondly, and was rather proud of it.

RBMN on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

but later, Tony Harris goes into full softball mode:

The soft bigotry of low expectations.

UltimateBob on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

She should Google James Watt and Earl Butz and find out how they lost their jobs.

Wethal on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

As Maxwell Smart would say: “It’s the old, who are going to believe: me or your lying eyes, argument”. Sorry ma’am. You are now officially a speed bump under the Obama bus.

kingsjester on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

I think the NAACP and the White House acted wisely in this case.

Do you think they called in Sotomayor?

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

ya sure

Wade on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. The issue is the audience laughing and nodding while she talks about discriminating against a white person.

BuzzCrutcher on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

I heart Beirtbart.

upinak on July 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Me too. Tucker Carlson (+ DC) and Breitbart rocked the boat today ;-)

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Predictable….’out of context’

cmsinaz on July 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

You are now officially a speed bump under the Obama bus.

kingsjester on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

By the look of things, a rather large one at that…

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Shirley Sherrod tells CNN that she tried to explain the anecdote to the Obama administration, but that the White House was too frightened of “Fox and the Tea Party” to listen to her explanation:

So….what we’re saying here is that the White House is racist?

/s

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Well, her point is fair, as far as it goes. Has anyone seen the rest of the tape?

morganfrost on July 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

She discriminated against whites while working for a government-sponsored NGO? So what? We still don’t want racists in positions of power.

theCork on July 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

That’s politics, b!tch.

WisCon on July 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Predictable….’out of context’

cmsinaz on July 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

More specifically, it was an “inartful” statement.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

The leftists are now learning that their pet cudgel “racist/racism” can bite back…

HadithHarry on July 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I read somewhere today that naacp retracted their statement… I could be wrong

cmsinaz on July 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Second, this has a lot more substantiation and evidence of racism than what the Journolist attempted to cook up against Fred Barnes and Karl Rove, among others

Or that “famous racist teaparty slur” Breitbart offered money to try to find any trace of.

the_nile on July 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Yeah, well ACORN denied charges too — until tapes came out.

eforhan on July 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Don’t let the door hit ya Shirley!!!!

yoda on July 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Should Breitbart have waited if he didn’t have the rest of the tape?

LurkerDood on July 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Oh, id didn’t happen where they said, well then that’s okay to say that…what kind of argument is that.
“Get whitey”…well I didn’t say it where you said I said it, so it’s okay for me to say it?

right2bright on July 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

DrC: indeed

cmsinaz on July 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Me too. Tucker Carlson (+ DC) and Breitbart rocked the boat today ;-)

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Liberal quake in his step due to a few things. 1. He was pretty well off before he went conservative. 2. he has always been in the journalist arena and know what they do. 3. he doesn’t use race as anything but a weapon against those who use it as a stake to the heart. 4. he knows the BS that is pulled and up’s it one with “money”. 5. it makes the dem senators and congressmen back away because they know he won’t back down and won’t fumble with a question… but will ask them to explain their answers.

I love that in a man!

upinak on July 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. The issue is the audience laughing and nodding while she talks about discriminating against a white person.

BuzzCrutcher on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

True. Remember, Breitbart threatened to release this tape to prove there was racism at the NAACP. It was never about Sherrod or the USDA or the Obama Administration. If anything, making Sherrod the focus of the story is a good diversionary tactic by the drive-bys. Although it won’t work since I’m certain Breitbart has many more bullets left in the chamber.

Doughboy on July 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Breitbart is my hero. I love this guy. He really has brass ones, and he knows how to throw a punch.

So….. while the WH is making a stab at cleaning house they might continue with the DOJ and can Holder.

Cody1991 on July 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

It doesn’t matter that it happened 20 years ago, it’s about an administration that sought out someone with her views to appoint to be in a place of power over others.

lizzie beth on July 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Second, this has a lot more substantiation and evidence of racism than what the Journolist attempted to cook up against Fred Barnes and Karl Rove, among others — or for that matter, what the NAACP has to accuse the Tea Party movement as a whole of being racist.

Pick someone, who cares, just call them a racist or something.
/msm journolist

ted c on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Farmer’s wife says fired USDA official helped save their land

can we see the full tape now?

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

For many in the Civil Rights business the issue is no longer equality. It has morphed into payback.

…and I used the term “business” purposely because the whole movement has become a huge cash cow; from shakedowns of private companies to the gushing faucet of government programs.

walkingboss on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Did you see the second tape? Scroll down below the first video. How could it not be at the USDA when she’s talking about working for the USDA:

Shirley Sherrod, a federal appointee who oversees over a billion dollars of federal funds, nearly begs black men and women into taking government jobs at USDA — because they won’t get fired.

SHE’s LYING.

NTWR on July 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM

We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action.

“Appropriate action” being … to make sure all NAACP representatives take better precautions to eliminate video recording at future anti-white events.

Gregor on July 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

No cracker would get away with telling that exact same story.

stormin1961 on July 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

The issue is the audience laughing and nodding while she talks about discriminating against a white person.

BuzzCrutcher on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

And the NAACP fell for the trap. Notice how they denounced her and her comments right away, but said absolutely nothing about their member’s in the meeting? More damaging stuff is on the way I suspect.

Johnnyreb on July 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Farmer’s wife says fired USDA official helped save their land

can we see the full tape now?

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

That’s right. Reinstate Shirley! Wait, does she need to be sent to sensitivity training? Oh, heck, she’s probably been around enough sensitivity training courses, she doesn’t even need one! Reinstate! Reinstate!

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

More specifically, it was an “inartful” statement.
Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

with possibly some misplaced words….

ted c on July 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Anybody who thinks this woman is an outlier, is obviously sheltered. The reason the audience didn’t take umbrage to her statement is because they agreed with it -which, in itself doesn’t bother me; people can harbor whatever feelings they wish. However, unequal application of assistance, the law, or anything else due to race is illegal, based on the laws African-Americans fought so hard to obtain. She should have been fired, and the response from the NAACP was appropriate.

What remains to be seen is if the NAACP rescinds at a later date.

BKeyser on July 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Don’t forget….she made sure the farmer got to “one of his kind”.

Bigoted racist scum. Oh yeah, and the audience too.

csdeven on July 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM

No cracker would get away with telling that exact same story.

stormin1961 on July 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Remember Clinton and Clyburn?

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM

She said what she said. The audience reacted with approval. The NAACP is racist. (just like the Tea Party?)

Vince on July 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Ed,

The NAACP dinner occured March 27th, 2010. It’s displayed in the video of her speech.

samuelrylander on July 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Breitbart said in a tweet yesterday that there was more to come. I assume other NAACP tapes, since this is all he has of this incident.

Wethal on July 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

More damaging stuff is on the way I suspect.

Johnnyreb on July 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

This wouldn’t be shocking whatsoever. We knew this is how the NAACP operated… now we’re getting the video. Reverend Wright could have been up there screaming “GD Amerikkka!” and there would have been some clapping.

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Farmer’s wife says fired USDA official helped save their land

can we see the full tape now?

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Again, COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. Nothing in the rest of the tape would counter the fact that people in the audience were chuckling about her discriminating against the guy, or sending him to see “one of his own kind”.

BuzzCrutcher on July 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Even if there is more to the speech where she says ultimately she did the right thing (reluctantly it would seem) and helped the farmer her self-satisfaction with what she was saying and the approval and laughter from the audience is the real issue. And of course the media is already in full CYA mode for her. You see it was 24 years ago and she wasn’t at the USDA when it happened so what’s the big deal? I mean really?

crazywater on July 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

It doesn’t matter, although the entire tape would have been helpful.
Referring the farmer “to one of his own kind”? WTH kind is that?
Frankly, she may have figured out that race was not the only factor but it sure didn’t curb her bigotry.

ORconservative on July 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Frankly, she may have figured out that race was not the only factor but it sure didn’t curb her bigotry.

ORconservative on July 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Or that of her audience…

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Listening to the CNN video it’s clear she has a lot of race issues. Her past has issues “my father was killed by one”. One presumably being a white person.

Honestly to me it seems like this is just a misguided woman, and this is more sad than infuriating. Contrast to Rev Wright who is just a nutjob. So when you say the WH did the right thing, I agree, but it’s funny that they were so quick to can this woman and it took em over a year to denounce Wright.

Dash on July 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM

samuelrylander on July 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Er…nevermind. the year is covered up by some other logo. I’ve seen reference to the year being 2010 elsewhere, though.

samuelrylander on July 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM

You see it was 24 years ago and she wasn’t at the USDA when it happened so what’s the big deal? I mean really?

crazywater on July 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Sounds like the Robert Byrd excuse. Well, ya know, it was a long time ago and he had to do it to get votes and ya know he’s really a great guy.

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Wasn’t this tape supposed to be about the NAALCP? When did it get twisted into a tape about Sherrod?

Daggett on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

She’ll be on with Beck tonight and he thinks she got screwed.

SnarkVader on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

can we see the full tape now?

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Do you have it?

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

“farmers of color” – LOL

KS Rex on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Farmer’s wife says fired USDA official helped save their land

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Bull$&*%! There’s absolutely no way to verify this person is actually the farmer she was talking about. She doesn’t mention who the farmer is in the speech, but the media has a full story and interview with them within 24 hours?

They simply pulled some random Obama supporting farmer out of their hat to claim it was them.

Gregor on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Don’t worry she can either team up with Van Jones or Rev. Wright.

eaglewingz08 on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Farmer’s wife says fired USDA official helped save their land

can we see the full tape now?

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Ah, I see Squiddy has gotten the Media Matters talking points too.

And quoting a laughable Sherrod-friendly “news source” like the Journal-Constipation won’t help your case, kid.

Del Dolemonte on July 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Any day I expect a comment along the likes of “you people” from Sherrod when she speaks to a cracker a$$ed whitey reporter.

csdeven on July 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

I cannot get beyond the words “own kind”. That is a bigoted term.

ButterflyDragon on July 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

She’ll be on with Beck tonight and he thinks she got screwed.

SnarkVader on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Well, she probably did… she’s like the fall-gal for the NAACP.

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

And Breitbart and Fox News are racist for reporting and distorting her remarks. /dkos

eaglewingz08 on July 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

So the Lady gives a speech denouncing her own discriminatory actions in front of the NAACP – an action she REVERSED – by helping the white farmer and later becoming FRIENDS with him and his wife – and she gets canned?

TruUSA on July 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Don’t worry she can either team up with Van Jones or Rev. Wright.

eaglewingz08 on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Who are we kidding here? She could team up with Eric Holder and we wouldn’t be shocked anymore.

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

I’m really not interested in hearing excuses from that racist.

She abused her power and position to clearly discriminate based on race.

forest on July 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Wasn’t this tape supposed to be about the NAALCP? When did it get twisted into a tape about Sherrod?

Daggett on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Bingo!

I’m glad Ed pointed it out in his post too.

The larger point here, though, is not so much Sherrod’s speech but the embrace that her message had at the NAACP.

ButterflyDragon on July 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

So, both Shirley and King Shabazz violate federal law—and Shirley has to quit but King Shabazz et al walk away free? what’s wrong with this picture????????????

ted c on July 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM

24 yrs ago………hmmm so this racist thing isnt exactly a new phenom for the left……

ohh..thats right they have the KKK and New Black panthers both in their lineage……bro’s in the hood as Am Thinker Cartoon had it….

ironic……

sbark on July 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM

“I think the NAACP and the White House acted wisely in this case. It’s impossible to argue with that statement,…”

In the NAACP’s case, I take a more cynical view. They’d just been reamed over their nonsensical, slanderous attack on the Tea Parties, and then suddenly they were exposed as the real racists. Their statement struck me more as a defensive response in damage control mode, than as a genuine expression of dismay. (Or maybe it was a genuine expression of dismay at being exposed as race hypocrites.)

irishspy on July 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Andrew Breitbart made it clear to me last night that this was the entirety of the speech he had in his possession.

Phew, thank goodness! Then it was NOT Breitbart’s crew that did the editing. I was really worried about that.

Whoever did the editing may be in for an awful stink, if the context contradicts the obvious effect of the snippet.

Why did O-bots react so hard so fast? I suspect because reaction to Holder’s reverse racist DoJ has made them touchy.

So who’s in control of the full video? And if they’re withholding it, what don’t they want us to see?

petefrt on July 20, 2010 at 2:07 PM

I assume that Mrs. Sherrod believes that Fox should not have run this story but how does she manage to bring the Tea Party into this? If she has a legitimate complaint about how she has been treated, it is remarkable that she has still managed to stay on message in her victimhood.

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Sherrod said Tuesday that her remarks were taken out of context.

It doesn’t matter.

Breitbart is playing by the Democratic rule book.

No apologies.

Breitbart is the only one playing by script the left has advanced in every election cycle….but they have a media echo chamber.

Good job Andrew.

rickyricardo on July 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

She’ll be on with Beck tonight and he thinks she got screwed.

SnarkVader on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

She may have been thrown under the bus, but she’s not an innocent victim here. And it doesn’t change the fact that real story is the NAACP, not her.

Doughboy on July 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Is it me? I just can’t imagine more elaborate context would make a difference in her case. She’s sounds like a total bigot to me, and it’s very hard to see what difference more tape would make.

capitalist piglet on July 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM

She’ll be on with Beck tonight and he thinks she got screwed.

SnarkVader on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Well. This will surely give the lefties pause.

Heads exploding, coast-to-coast.

tru2tx on July 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Wasn’t this tape supposed to be about the NAALCP? When did it get twisted into a tape about Sherrod?

Daggett on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

That’s the MSM/WH spin/twist to get the spotlight off the NAACP, and onto her. Breitbart’s point was pushback against the NAACP.

Wethal on July 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

I assume that Mrs. Sherrod believes that Fox should not have run this story but how does she manage to bring the Tea Party into this? If she has a legitimate complaint about how she has been treated, it is remarkable that she has still managed to stay on message in her victimhood.

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

The Tea Party is the “racist” du jour in the media right now. She’s trying to use a buzz word, I think.

capitalist piglet on July 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM

She’ll be on with Beck tonight and he thinks she got screwed.

SnarkVader on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Well. This will surely give the lefties pause.

Heads exploding, coast-to-coast.

tru2tx on July 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

As long as there aren’t any tickle fights!

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM

she’s like the fall-gal for the NAACP.

MeatHeadinCA on July 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Exactly.

petefrt on July 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM

And how is this important? If she just told a joke showing her racism, would it matter?

But she represented it as a real story.

tarpon on July 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM

**********warning warning********bullshitter alert!!!

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on July 20, 2010 at 2:14 PM

The audience reaction was disturbing. Also disturbing is this never ending battle about who is racist. I mean, this tape was posted in retaliation for the NAACP’s comment about racism in the tea party, so it seems a little like “oh yea, well watch this.” Kind of childish. I don’t know whether her story was as she says and someone made a “gotcha” tape taking her comments out of context or not, but it is possible. I just wish these kinds of things would stop, all they’re doing is dividing the country even more than Mr. President has.

scalleywag on July 20, 2010 at 2:15 PM

capitalist piglet on July 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Not that she cares but victim status is jeopardized by pulling protagonist out of her a$$.

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Too illustrative of her inner thinking. She wasn’t even smart enough to keep her mouth shut. And she’s still talking!! Glad she doesn’t work for us any more.

jeanie on July 20, 2010 at 2:17 PM

“..in the end, we became very good friends and that friendship lasted two years..”

Yeah, as in some of your best friends are white folks?

Methinks she doth protest too much.

The War Planner on July 20, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Andrew Breitbart made it clear to me last night that this was the entirety of the speech he had in his possession.

Breitbart knows he’s under a microscope and every word from his pen or mouth will be dissected, parsed and anally examined by the left. I could not live under that contentious scrutiny. God bless him.

Extrafishy on July 20, 2010 at 2:18 PM

So her defense was that it was only racism, and not racism-racism?

rbj on July 20, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Megyn Kelly was supposed to interview her at 1:30 pm but it never happened…

LurkerDood on July 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Why are we still waiting for the full film, the MediaMatters loving tards’ promises is coming?

It is kind of astounding, the Journalist sized tard dump, all saying this is out of context…promising they have the full context…but not releasing the full context.

Finding one woman in 2010 that says she was helped does noting to prove or disprove Sherrod’s own statements. Nor does it prove or disprove NAACP’s reaction to this speech. Finding Spooner is nothing but a big fat red herring, brought to you by the Journalist crowd.

It must suck to be part of a religion that leaves you scurrying from your own core beliefs, like a roach. It must suck to be liberal.

MNHawk on July 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM

“I was telling the story of how working with him helped me to see the issue is not about race,” she said. “It’s about those who have versus those who do not have.”

OK fine, she’s not a racist. She’s just a commie. I feel better already.

forest on July 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM

She’s going to be on Beck and she is a victim?
This wasn’t funny yesterday but it sure is getting close today.

ORconservative on July 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

“First African-American in Georgia to hold this USDA position”-CNN

Her historic candidacy shows that she can’t possibly mean anything racial in her comments. /sarcasm

Someone needs to interview Roger Spooner to find out if he is the supremist she claims he is.

shick on July 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

can we see the full tape now?

Nice red herring; unfortunately for intellectually dishonest hacks such as yourself, the full tape isn’t going to make the NACCP audience’s obvious, nodding approval of Sherrod’s racist actions any more palatable to the average American.

There’s a reason you Leftists make up less than 20% of the population…everyone else prefers to reality to fantasies.

PS – next time, don’t bother with typing out 7 full words. Just take the advice of your fellow hacks at JournoList and scream “Breitbart racist!”

rvastar on July 20, 2010 at 2:21 PM

but almost a quarter-century earlier at a nonprofit.

It’s Reagan’s fault!

Shy Guy on July 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Andrew Breitbart made it clear to me last night that this was the entirety of the speech he had in his possession.

I have to assume the NAACP has the full tape. If they won’t release it now, I have to assume it’s to hide some bad stuff that’s on it.

petefrt on July 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM

The left is already in full spin doctoring mode.

They’ve got the farmer saying she “saved the farm”, the NAACP has retracted their condemnation pending a “full investigation” and they’ve got her whining on CNN about how she talks about her racist attitudes to show that you have to look beyond racist attitudes (or something like that) while all the media outlets are spinning this as a “conservative attack by Fox and conservative blogger Breitbart” with an out of context video.

Remember. When a Democrat does it, it’s not racism… they’re just being racist because that’s the way white people made them.

Skywise on July 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Farmer’s wife says fired USDA official helped save their land

sesquipedalian on July 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Of course she saved the farm. By sending said farmer to “one of his kind” who did the legwork.

mjk on July 20, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Wasn’t this tape supposed to be about the NAALCP? When did it get twisted into a tape about Sherrod?

[Daggett on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM]

I’ll ditto that.

Dusty on July 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Wasn’t this tape supposed to be about the NAALCP? When did it get twisted into a tape about Sherrod?

Daggett on July 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Exactly what the NAACP wanted! Well played by them, well played indeed.

Johnnyreb on July 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM

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