Shirley Sherrod: “I’m A Victim Of Racism”

Yesterday, I had a second post ready to go about about racism, which included a bit from Ben Smith’s article about Obama being pretty lame on the subject (Melissa Clouthier covers that story this morning.) However, since there were several other posts about racism up at Right Wing News (I cross post the first two of the day their and at Stop The ACLU), including John Hawkins’ “Don’t Shed Any Tears For Shirley Sherrod,” I decided to forgo that post, in which I stated that she was kinda railroaded, that the video was somewhat out of context, as well as some of the other issues covered by John, including “hey, it’s kinda interesting how the NAACP folks in attendance were laughing about a blatantly racist incident.” I’m glad I did not hit the post button, since, we get this story from Media Matters

Shirley Sherrod, the former Agriculture Department Georgia Director of Rural Development, says she is a victim. A victim of poor reporting and, as she contends, clear bias and racist coverage from both Andrew Breitbart and Fox News.

“When you look at their reporting, this is just another way of seeing that they are (racist),” Sherrod told me about Fox in a lengthy interview Tuesday night. “But I have seen that before now. I saw their reporting as biased during the Bush Administration and the Clinton Administration.”

It would be interesting to see what the actual word in parentheses is, yet, I’m sure MM has it correct, if their other quotes are for real

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“I never heard that name until a few minutes ago,” she said Tuesday night about Breitbart. “He never contacted me. I think they intended it to be what it ended up being, a racist thing that could unite even more the racist people out there who follow them.”……

“I think they should but they won’t. They intended exactly what they did. They were looking for the result they got yesterday,” she said of Fox. “I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person.”…

“I think it is race. You think we have come a long way in terms of race relations in this country, but we keep going backwards,” she said. “We have become more racist. This was their doing, Breitbart put that together misrepresenting what I was saying and Fox carried it.”

Got that? Breitbart exposing a racist incident in Sherrod’s life, and Fox News showing the same video, is due to their racism. Personally, I did expect that these roads would be traveled, but not by Sherrod. I expected the unhinged and typical race baiters on the Left to do their “blame the messenger and call them racist” schtick. Yet, quickly, Sherrod went there. Surprise!

She’s even considering suing Fox and Breitbart. Woman up, buttercup. Conservatives have been the victims of these types of false “Racist!” calls for a long time. Palin and other Conservative women have been victims of real sexist behavior from the Left for years.

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