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Rep. Steve King wants the Pigford settlement (remember Shirley Sherrod) reviewed:


Makes you think? Did anyone question why Shirley wasn’t doing the Sunday talk circuit? Perhaps she has not been as “redeemed” as her defender (i.e. Donna Brazile) have made her out to be.

     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.”

Black Caucus head: Government ‘held hostage’ by Fox and other media

By Michael O’Brien – 07/22/10 10:34 AM ET

The government is being sometimes “held hostage” by Fox News and other media outlets, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus charged Thursday.

 Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the caucus, said she was concerned that outlets like Fox were creating a culture of “misinformation” that has led to controversies like the one following Shirley Sherrod. 

for full article:

Has Rep. Lee ever listened to Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann??

     Citig that it does not advance us at this time, fired USDA representative Shirley Sherrod espouses censorship and thinks that should be shut down. A note to Arianna Huffington and Markos at the Daily Kos, be careful what you support in this line of attack, because it is truly a double edged sword that huts twice as bad when it swings back:

Saint Shirley Sherrod: Shut Down for Good of the Country
Thursday, July 22, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:57:33 AM by kristinn

Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who claims she was falsely smeared as a racist while she herself falsely smears Republicans and Fox News as racists, said this morning that she would like to see, the website that made her famous, shut down for the good of the country.

CNN’s American Morning reported on Sherrod’s demand:

She said if Breitbart’s site were shut down, “That would be a great thing, because I don’t see how that advances us in this country … at a time when we should be trying to look at how we can make space for all of us in this country, so that we can all live and work together, he’s doing more to divide us.”

Sherrod also told CNN she is considering suing Andrew Breitbart, the owner of Big Government:

“I really think I should. You know, I don’t know a lot about the legal profession, but that’s one person I’d like to get back at. Because he came at me. You know, he didn’t go after the NAACP. He came at me.”

Yesterday, in an interview with the Democrat front group Media Matters, Sherrod smeared Fox News as wanting to take blacks back to the Jim Crow era:

… they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person.”

In the same speech given in March to the NAACP that initially got Sherrod fired by the Obama administration, Sherrod smeared Republicans as racists for opposing Barack Obama’s government takeover of healthcare:

“Some of the racism we thought was buried, didn’t it surface? Now we endured eight years of the Bushes, and we didn’t do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black president.”

Sherrod is being annointed as a saint by the media for her claim to have overcome her own racism. She is even being compared to Nelson Mandela. Yet to this day she speaks in starkly racist terms of “my people” and “his own kind” while flinging the race card as skillfully as Jesse Jackson at her perceived political opponents.

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.”

“The cash award acknowledges racial discrimination on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the years 1981-85. (President Reagan abolished the USDA Office of Civil Rights when he became President in 1981.)

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).