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The video speaks for itself:
FLORIDA MUST ELECT THIS MAN !!
It seems in the discussions this week of Andrew Brietbart and Shirley Sherrod, the Contessa Brewer “editing” incident from last year was forgotten. Some even commented they didn’t know about Contessa Brewer’s stunt, nor would they want to…… doesn’t fit their personal narrative I guess.
Anyways, here it is, a year later………………… and lest we forget, this is not an “opinion” journalist, but a news broadcaster, a reporter.
Following the shot of the African American man focusing specifically on the gun, MSNBC host Contessa Brewer said that “you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs.”…
[B]y raising the racial issue in this context, bloggers claimed that MSNBC was purposely misleading viewers by not showing that at least one African-American man has also carried a gun to an event.
An MSNBC spokesperson responded to POLITICO: “Contessa was speaking generally and not about that specific person with the automatic weapon.”
Note: It is my opinion that this video of Shirley Sherrod came to light after the NAACP’s Resolution regarding the Tea Party movement, by someone who was at the March meeting where she spoke, and who is offended by the NAACP’s stance. Ms. Sherrod contends that the FULL transcript would show that she was trying to make a point about how her racial views affected her work 24 years ago, but how she learned from this issue…… she feels that she was railroaded into her resignation without being able to fully defend the statement.
RDLN Graduate and Board Vice Chair Shirley Sherrod was appointed Georgia Director for Rural Development by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 25. Only days earlier, she learned that New Communities, a group she founded with her husband and other families (see below) has won a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack.
In announcing the appointment of Shirley and other new officials, Secretary Vilsack said that “These individuals will be important advocates on behalf of rural communities in states throughout the country and help administer the valuable programs and services provided by the USDA that can enhance their economic success.”
New Communities is due to receive approximately $13 million ($8,247,560 for loss of land and $4,241,602 for loss of income; plus $150,000 each to Shirley and Charles for pain and suffering).
There may also be an unspecified amount in forgiveness of debt. This is the largest award so far in the minority farmers law suit (Pigford vs Vilsack).
Leaders of the Maryland NAACP, worried that a Baltimore mayor’s criminal conviction could result in the appointment of a white or Republican leader who may not fully represent the majority black and Democratic city, are asking state lawmakers to strip the governor of authority to permanently fill the office.
The request, made in a resolution adopted at a state meeting of the civil rights group last weekend, marks the first time a mainstream organization has raised questions about succession should Baltimore Mayor Dixon be convicted of any of the nine charges she faces. Dixon has been indicted for theft and perjury and the first of two trials is scheduled for early next month.
At what point do we stop using the “race” card !