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Shirley Sherrod Confirms She is Suing Breitbart

From the AP, by way of Ben Smith at Politico.com:

Sherrod to Sue Breitbart

July 29, 2010

Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week.

The edited video posted by Andrew Breitbart led Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to ask Sherrod to resign, a decision he reconsidered after seeing the entire video of her March speech to a local NAACP group. In the full speech, Sherrod spoke of racial reconciliation and lessons she learned after initially hesitating to help a white farmer save his home.

She said she doesn’t want an apology from Breitbart for posting the video that took her comments out of context, but told a crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention that she would “definitely sue.”

And nuts to that besotted idiot Chris Matthews for asserting today on his ‘Hardball’ show that Fox News had not peddled the toxic Breitbart story before Sherrod resigned from the USDA:

Fox News exec confirms it did peddle Sherrod story before she was fired
— Eric Boehlert, Media Matters, July 29, 2010.