by John Hawkins | July 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Shirley Sherrod, who seems to spend most of her time accusing everyone who doesn’t agree with her of being racist, is going to try to sue Andrew Breitbart,
Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, the Associated Press reports. Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.
What is Shirley Sherrod going to sue Breitbart for? Showing a clip of her speech where she admitted to engaging in a racist act? Give me a break. If you could win lawsuits over something like that, there would be 500 of them being filed per day. It’s a non-starter in a court of law and there’s no point to even suing in this case, since Breitbart can afford a lawyer, other than to try to extend Sherrod’s 15 minutes of fame.
Furthermore, it’s not just me saying that Sherrod can’t win in court. Ron Coleman, an outstanding lawyer who specializes in Internet based law, doesn’t see this case going anywhere.
Here’s what he told me,
The burden for public figures to recover for defamatory reporting — even when it is false — is so high that it is effectively insurmountable. There’s nothing I’ve heard so far about this case that would suggest why that general rule would not apply here.
In other words, this lawsuit, like Shirley Sherrod, is a waste of time.
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