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  • backyardconservative 8:19 AM on 08/04/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Sherrod accused of exploiting her own laborers 

    Tom Blumer, The Examiner: Former Shirley Sherrod employee accuses her of exploiting black farm laborers.

    Somehow this is not a surprise. Can we recall SEIU employees picketing SEIU?

    The left always thinks rules are for everyone else. Someone else should always pay.

    Discovery during her lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart should be interesting.

    More. Roger L. Simon, on a related subject, in part:

    At this moment, two of their leaders from a supposedly disadvantaged minority are about to be tried for ethical transgressions (read: thievery) even Congress couldn’t sweep under the rug. Never mind that these transgressions mostly exploit the very minority these people purport to represent. It’s part of the game. Convince minorities they should act like victims. Extort guilt payments from the majority and keep the change. Meanwhile, nothing improves for the minority because it would interrupt the system.

    Connected elites win, most lose.

    All we want is a level, color-blind playing field.

  • Mary Sue 1:42 PM on 07/29/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Surprise – Shirley Sherrod to sue Andrew Breitbart 

    H/T Hot Air

    Alas, Sherrod’s 15 minutes aren’t over yet:

    Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist.

    Sherrod was forced to resign as director of rural development in Georgia after Andrew Breitbart posted the edited video online. In the full video, Sherrod, who is black, spoke to a local NAACP group about racial reconciliation and lessons she learned after initially hesitating to help a white farmer save his home.

    Speaking Thursday at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Sherrod said she would “definitely” sue over the video that took her remarks out of context. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has since offered Sherrod a new job in the department. She has not decided whether to accept.

    Sherrod said she had not received an apology from Breitbart and no longer wanted one.

    “He had to know that he was targeting me,” she said.

    It’s a debatable point who is targeting who here. On the merits, Jonathan Turley doesn’t think much of her chances in court beyond the potential to embarrass Breitbart in discovery. It is equally plausible she is the one embarrassed.

    Much more on this at Memeorandum
    Heh, Nice Deb adds this:

    The woman does not make a credible plaintiff, but since she’s had amazing luck with the courts, she must figure, what the heck.

    Exit question: Given the fact that the new media is now sniffing around that Pigford v Glickman case, wouldn’t you think there are some Bureaucrats at the USDA sort of  wishing this woman would just go away?

    Ed Morrissey thinks the Obama administration is as anxious as anyone to see Miss Sherrod and her lawsuit safely out of the headlines

    • backyardconservative 8:22 AM on 07/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      She may or may not be a racist any more but what is a USDA official doing making political speeches espousing a Marxist class warfare–and going after Republicans.

      • Yukio Ngaby 4:03 PM on 07/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s standard operating procedures for Leftist govt. officials, especially for those giving speeches before the NAACP.

        Go through the archivesof speeches delivered by or under the auspice of the NAACP (many are available on-line) and you see the same line of argument that American Blacks are (or should be) an active part of class warfare or are victims of being on the losing end of it. Either way, it is usually taken for granted that political, economic, and social struggles are necessarily class struggles.

        The NAACP adopted ’60s-style Black Marxism decades ago, in addition to their ridiculous grievance mongering (Hallmark’s “Black Hole” graduation cards for instance).

  • nosheepleshere 5:14 AM on 07/24/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Fear The Blogosphere 

    According to Newsbusters, on July 23, 2010 two CNN anchors were frothing at the mouth about the Andrew Breitbart/Shirley Sherrod circus.

    “Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the ‘mixed blessing of the Internet,’ and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the Internet.

     “There are so many great things that the internet does and has to offer, but at the same time, Kyra, as you know, there is this dark side,” Roberts said. “Imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t taken a look at what happened with Shirley Sherrod and plumbed the depths further and found out that what had been posted on the Internet was not in fact reflective of what she said.”

    “There’s going to have be a point in time where these people have to be held accountable,” Phillips said. “How about all these bloggers that blog anonymously? They say rotten things about people and they’re actually given credibility, which is crazy. They’re a bunch of cowards; they’re just people seeking attention.”

    Uh, no John, we’re not a bunch of cowards. The corporate-controlled media is the coward.  You didn’t see any blogs selling out our intelligence community like The Washington Post did in its three-part story Top Secret America.

    Bloggers do the work that journalists used to do.  Oh, and the pariah of the dead tree media—The National Enquirer—has scooped the lamestream media so many times we’ve lost count.

    When you visit a blog you know exactly what you’re getting.  Unlike so-called journalists who “claim” not to be biased, bloggers are up front about their biases.  Bloggers on the right, for the most part, are rarely paid.  I know this blogger isn’t.  I don’t advertise here.  The one advertisement you see at the top of the sidebar is placed there gratis because I love everything Old Glory stands for.

    Speaking of the flag, I remember right after the 9/11 attacks, every television station—broadcast and cable—placed an animated American flag in some corner of the screen.  Shortly thereafter, they all came down—all but one—that one was Fox News.  Even they eventually abandoned the practice.

    If you want to talk about “accountability” and “checks and balances” then I suggest you look in the mirror.  Clean up your own act.  You, the “legacy media” sold this nation a grocery boy sent by grocery clerks to be the leader of the free world.  We are all paying for your naiveté and prostitution of the electoral process.

    We bloggers are annoying to politicians and national “journalists” with the attention span of a gnat.   Crooked politicians are having an awful time keeping their actions hidden and every exposure reveals the mainstream media’s abject failings.

    We know that when you bloviate, as you so often do, that you are mining for ratings.  According by TV By The Numbers, your employer, CNN, sucks a big one.

    Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM)
    FOX & Friends—997,000 viewers
    American Morning—348,000 viewers
    Morning Joe—368,000 viewers

    Glenn Beck— 2,442,000 viewers
    Situation Room—680,000 viewers
    Hardball—580,000 viewers

    Special Report—1,997,000 viewers
    Situation Room—560,000 viewers
    Ed Show —692,000 viewers

    The Fox Report—1,515,000 viewers
    John King USA—533,000 viewers
    Hardball—619,000 viewers

    The O’Reilly Factor—3,082,000 viewers
    Campbell Brown—562,000 viewers
    Countdown With Keith Olbermann—951,000 viewers

    9 PM
    Hannity—2,099,000 viewers
    Larry King Live —714,000 viewers
    Rachel Maddow Show —976,000 viewers

    10 PM
    On the Record—1,884,000 viewers
    Anderson Cooper 360 — 783,000 viewers
    Countdown With Keith Olbermann—595,000 viewers

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

    • fuzislippers 6:00 AM on 07/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Um, wasn’t Andrew Breitbart’s name on that article? How’s that anonymous. But you’re right their knee jerk reaction is always to lash out in every direction, particularly at the people–bloggers, citizens–who may be anonymous but who draw almost as many viewers/readers as they do on television.

      They sure don’t like being held accountable, do they? Their twisted little worldview is being challenged, and more importantly exposed, for exactly what it is–blindly ideological, willfully malicious, and completely in lockstep with and mouthpieces of the very people (this administration and Congress) that they are supposed to be keeping a vigilant eye on (oh, gee, now where did I put my WH talking points? I need to read them off in monotone, squinting so I can make out what I’m supposed to say) . Oh, and wrong on fact–of course, consider the “source” of their “news.” Yeah, no wonder they’re howling.

    • fuzislippers 8:39 AM on 07/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just read more about this (http://bit.ly/cJvp7L). This lunatic says, with no idea that what he is saying is . . . well, what he is saying, “If you’re in a place like Iran or North Korea or something like that, anonymous blogging is the only way you could ever get your point of view out without being searched down and thrown in jail or worse,” said Roberts. “But when it comes to a society like ours, an open society, do there have to be some checks and balances, not national, but maybe website to website on who comments on things?”

      The same “free and open society” that he wants to limit and close by violating the First Amendment? Do these people think before they speak?

      And this “gate keeper”? It’s coming. It’s call “net neutrality” (I wrote about it here: http://fuzislippers.blogspot.com/2010/04/net-neutrality-down-payment-aka-starter.html and have enjoyed your own take on that, too)

      Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alana-goodman/2010/07/23/cnn-host-calls-crackdown-bloggers-wake-sherrod-incident-something-s-g#ixzz0ubgDN6nu

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