Shirley Sherrod has now announced her intention of suing Andrew Breitbart for posting the edited video of her speech to the NAACP that caused so much commotion.
I’ve looked at a number of articles about the lawsuit, but none have stated what the charges would be. I’m assuming defamation, but if so I can’t see that she’s got much of a case at all—unless, of course, the court turns itself inside out trying to please her. If cutting off a video and not showing the whole speech and putting it online is now considered defamation, it would be the end of the news business and most of the liberal press.
As for her job loss, that would be something for her to sue the Obama administration about. But don’t hold your breath waiting to see that happen.
[NOTE: Here’s Andrew Breitbart’s original post on Sherrod. If you read the text, you’ll see that what he describes is actually exactly what happened on the tape:
In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn’t do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from “one of his own kind”. She refers him to a white lawyer.
Sherrod’s racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups’ racial tolerance.]