Defamation

Shirley Sherrod to Sue Breitbart

We imagine she'll have a pretty good case: Shirley Sherrod is going to sue Andrew Breitbart for the supposedly racist, heavily edited video he posted of her on his website Big Government. Sherrod announced her intentions at the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists. The version of the video Breitbart posted showed Sherrod telling an NAACP group that she had denied a farmer assistance because he was white; a full version of the video, however, shows that Sherrod had in fact saved the farmer’s home. Sherrod also addressed President Obama's remarks on The View on Thursday, in which he blamed the media for the whole fiasco. Sherrod said, “It wasn’t all media. It was Fox.”