Since her firing by Agriculture Secretary on Monday for allegedly being a racist, Shirley Sherrod has emerged as a Civil Rights leader.
On March 27, 2010 Sherrod gave a speech at the Douglas County Georgia NAACP Freedom Banquet. In that speech, Sherrod revealed a personal story of not wanting to give her full assistance to a white farmer who was attempting to show that he was far superior than she. After a lazy white lawyer failed to help him, she realized that it wasn’t a matter of race but it was a matter of poverty. As a result she worked extra hard to help him save his farm.
Unbeknownst to her, a conservative blogger by the name of Andrew Breitbart posted an edited clip on his BigGovernment.com website inaccurately depicting Sherrod as a racist giving a racist speech to an NAACP audience.
Breibart’s action came on the heels of the NAACP condemning the Tea Party Movement for condoning racism.
The media without checking out the full video ran with it. Bill O’ Reilly one of the Usual Suspects also known as the Fox News Network called for her to be fired. Interestingly, the NAACP National Office who had access to the entire video condemned her without reviewing the video in its’ entirety, and Roland Mighty Mouth Martin who is constantly slamming Fox for it’s bias reporting ran with it without checking it out.
CNN was the only news organization to actually take the time and find the truth. Martin who has gone as far as dogging the Fox News network on twitter for not covering Dorothy height’s funeral is a contributor for CNN. On Rick’s List the Mouth showed contempt towards Mrs. Sherrod as he admitted that he had not seen the tape and as far as he was concern, it did not matter what the rest of the tape said. Mighty Mouth with on to brand Mrs. Sherrod a racist.
Lastly the Obama administration who had taken the time to talk to the BP executives at the White House to get an understanding on the Gulf Oil fiasco, failed the due diligence test on Mrs. Sherrods situation.
On July 19, 2010, the National Organization for the Advancement of Colored People (“NAACP) became stuck on stupid. The national media excluding CNN but including Mighty Mouth ran afoul of the without malice doctrine, and Due Process, the corner stone of our democracy, stalled on the National Mall between the Department of Agriculture and the West Wing of the White House as they blindly defamed a front line warrior of the civil rights movement and a defender of poor farmers regardless of race.
The three blind mice collided in mid air crashing and burning after the truth revealed that Mrs. Sherrod’s speech was one not of redemption as the media now calls it, but a story of a black woman who has always lived from her heart, taking the high road despite all that has happened to her through racism. Like many others who are similarly situated she has had weak moments, but the good always prevailed in the end.
Wearing the scars of her father’s murder by an unindicted white man, Mrs. Shirley Sherrod has risen from the ashes as the Rosa Parks of the 21st century.
Just like James F. Blake, the Montgomery bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white passenger and had her arrested when she refused, Andrew Breitbart picked the wrong sister to mess with.
Apologies are flowing out of the NACP’s national office, the Department of Agriculture, and the White House including President Obama who made a call to Mrs. Sherrod today 7/22/2010.
Mighty Mouth continues to call Mrs. Sherrod to apologize and invite her on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Sounds more like an attempt to boost Joyner’s ratings than a sincere apology.
A new job offer from the Department of Agriculture has also surfaced. Mrs. Sherrod is carefully thinking it over as she should. Mrs. Sherrod might be better off representing the poor outside of the Government. If , however she feels the need to go back to the Obama administration, she might hold out as a special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Shirley Sherrod, you are my shero!
Take a look above at her speech in it’s entirety.
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