Should Shirley Sherrod Sue Andrew Breitbart Over Edited Video?

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    Should Shirley Sherrod Sue Andrew Breitbart Over Edited Video?

    Bloggers consider themselves 'media' so if ABC or FOX or the WSJ did this to somebody, would you support going after them in court as Sherrod says she is going to do to Pandy Andy the lying Dandy?

    "...despite the fact that the full video features Sherrod telling an NAACP meeting how she became a better person and overcame her biases. As originally posted, Sherrod spoke about not helping a white farmer as much as she could have. But the instance occurred a quarter century ago. The point of Sherrod's story was that she had been wrong. And the farmer in question jumped to her defense."



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    Sherrod doesn't have a slam-dunk case: Sherrod can file suit against Breitbart, and "the most obvious claims would be false light and defamation," says law professor Jonathan Turley in his blog. But the tricky part would be to prove that Breitbart knew he was purposefully misrepresenting her speech, or that defaming her was the point of the clip.
    "Can Sherrod sue over edited NAACP tape?"

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    right winger response as written on a right wing news site:


    Mr. Breitbart did not respond to e-mail or a voice message from The Washington Times. Mr. Breitbart has said he did not edit the video and that it was President Obama's Agriculture Department that fired Mrs. Sherrod, not him. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/29/sherrod-vows-to-sue-breitbart/
     
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    Wont happen. The time has passed.
     
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    What time has passed? :doubt:
     
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    No, she shouldn't. This whole fiasco has actually helped her, for one thing. She is now famous and a heroine to many. She has no damages, in reality. The incident will actually open many doors for her.

    The blame for her firing lies with her bosses for failing to investigate the story behind the video.
     
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    So you think she will be suing over her firing? She has no damages -- false light and defamation?
     
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    I don't think she should sue about anything. She should enjoy the talk-show circuit and maybe write a book. She can take the high road, and save herself time and energy in the process, all the while cashing in and enjoying life.
     
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    so take the cheap greed route and fuck honor, decency and respect?

    spoken like a true conservative
     
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    mid-man: btw, she can do both
     
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    IF she sues anyone,

    it should be the administration that,

    OUT OF HAND,

    WITH NO CONSIDERATION,

    NOR even VIEWING OF her entire "speech,"

    fired her.
     
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    She can try, but she'll lose. And then she will have to pay all the court cost and if there is any justice should would be fined for bringing about a frivolous lawsuit.
     

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