Sherrod Sues Breitbart--Right-Wing Provocateur is Served Papers at CPAC

That must have been uncomfortable.  Shirley Sherrod, who lost her job at the USDA and reputation after a doctored smear-video by Andrew Breitbart was widely, unquestioningly circulated, has hit her tormentor with a lawsuit, claiming the video "damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work."

Even better, as Wonkette points out, Breitbart got served with papers in the middle of CPAC, where he was busy spewing vile language at progressives.

While Breitbart is doing his best to spin the story his way, the story remains slanted against him. He doctored a video in which Sherrod described her own transformation from racially-tinged resentment to seeing others as people so that only the first part--her description of her own bias--was shown.

Read the full slate of research debunking Breitbart at Media Matters, and the news story at Salon.



AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at February 14, 2011, 3:31am