Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod announced Thursday that she intends to sue Andrew Breitbart for posting a misleading video of Sherrod that ended up costing her job.Of course this will only turn the very Conservatives who demonized, then defended Sherrod last week, squarely back against her. Not that this hasn't already happened, with some wingnuts asserting that Sherrod's claims that her father was lynched by a white man are a lie, because he wasn't technically lynched, merely beaten to death. You say tomato, I say tomato. Same sh*t.
Sherrod made the announcement at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in San Diego. “I will definitely do it,” she said.
Sherrod has been offered a new job with the department, and the White House has apologized to her, but Sherrod has not yet indicated whether she will take the job.
Breitbart did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He has not apologized for posting the misleading video, arguing that the incident was “not about Shirley Sherrod” and was instead about the NAACP’s accusation that the tea party has employed “racist tactics.”
Naturally, I hope Sherrod takes Breitbart's hate-filled circus routine to the cleaners.
Question: Does Shirley Sherrod have a legitimate lawsuit on her hands?
Shirley Sherrod suing Andrew Breitbart [Politico]