"With regard to the initial media coverage of the resignation of USDA Official Shirley Sherrod, we have come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias," a new statement from Jealous released on Tuesday night said.
"Having reviewed the full tape, spoken to Ms. Sherrod, and most importantly heard the testimony of the white farmers mentioned in this story, we now believe the organization that edited the documents did so with the intention of deceiving millions of Americans," the statement added.
The NAACP statement called for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reconsider his decision to fire Sherrod,
You should be mad at Fox (news). They aren't really news. They are like pro wrestling pure entertainment. Fiction. I also think they jumped the gun. If they didn't jump the gun that also would have got all of you fired up. You can't win here
Answer by mommom2000 at 11:13 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
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Answer by 29again at 10:35 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
No, I don't agree. They should have done their due diligence BEFORE hanging her out to dry in their attempts to look innocent of the crimes they are accusing others of. They were all to quick and happy to lambaste her when it suited their purpose. They're just as bad as any other group, including FOX, that jumped to conclusions based on part of the video.
Answer by Bezu at 9:44 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
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Answer by LoriKeet at 9:45 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
HOW is it AWFUL...in the full tape she said she later came to regret her decision...well BULLY for HER! So Did Don Imus and That football player that fought pit bulls and Mel Gibson after his anti semitic rant! She still DID act in Racist way and do you REALLY think that that ONE guy is the ONLY one she did that too?! YAY! She saw that she was wrong...after HOW MANY other white people she screwed?? That I you can BET your BUTT she isnt going to ADMIT too!
Answer by momof030404 at 10:37 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:48 PM on Jul. 20, 2010