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“You’ve Been Served!” – Sherrod Serves Lawsuit Papers to Brietbart at CPAC

13 Feb

Lat year Andrew Brietbart posted a doctored video of Shirley Sherrod resulting in her losing her job, and a huge scandal when it was exposed the video was selectively edited…

Mrs. Sherrod’s Process Server was on hand to meet Mr. Brietbart at CPAC.

Sherrod Sues Breitbart For Damaged Reputation

Blogger Andrew Breitbart has been sued by former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod who contends her reputation was damaged by Breitbart’s posting last year of an edited video.

The New York Timesreports today Breitbart was served with the lawsuit at CPAC Saturday. Sherrod contends in the suit that a video clip he posted last year “has damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work.”

Breitbart, who first posted the clip on July 19, 2010, at his BigGovernment.com site, had been under scrutiny after it was revealed the clip misrepresented Sherrod’s message during a speech in March 2010 before a group of NAACP members.

Fox then posted an online article reporting on the clip, linking to Breitbart’s video. Breitbart did not seek comment from Sherrod prior to his report; Fox News also gave no indication that they had done so. She was forced to resign later that day.

Breitbart has recently claimed that Sherrod was not fired because of his video but because of her part in the 11-year-old Pigford case, in which black farmers sued for discrimination against the Agriculture Department.

He stated such a claim again on Thursday in an interview with Media Matters, in which he admitted he had no proof of the assertion, revealing it was a theory.

Breitbart responded to Sherrod’s lawsuit Saturday with an online statement that said, in part:

I find it extremely telling that this lawsuit was brought almost seven months after the alleged incidents that caused a national media frenzy occurred. It is no coincidence that this lawsuit was filed one day after I held a press conference revealing audio proof of orchestrated and systemic Pigford fraud. I can promise you this: neither I, nor my journalistic websites, will or can be silenced by the institutional Left, which is obviously funding this lawsuit. I welcome the judicial discovery process, including finding out which groups are doing so.

Sherrod could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday.

Here’s hoping she also goes after Faux News for aiding and abetting in the crime.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2011 in News

 

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2 responses to ““You’ve Been Served!” – Sherrod Serves Lawsuit Papers to Brietbart at CPAC

  1. Constructive Feedback

    February 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    My Dear Friend Mr X:

    Could you provide me with some clarity on the “Legal Strategy” used by Ms Sherrod?

    1) When she was INJURED by the Federal Government in the past – SHE SUED THE GOVERNMENT and got IIRC $14 million.

    2) When that same government FIRED HER, as they jumped the gun about the editing of her own words – SHE SUED the Blog Owner – NOT THE original editor of the video and NOT THE GOVERNMENT WHO FIRED HER.

    Please type these words as your own: “I believe that any editing of a video clip that distorts the words of a person is libellous and worthy of a multi-million ruling against the offender”.

    (Darn it. Keith Olbermann and Rep Grayson are gone. This must be the only reason that you now support this new standard)

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    • btx3

      February 14, 2011 at 10:22 PM

      Obviously you didn’t get a Law Degree either in those 5 trips to the Third Grade, Porch.

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