I just saw a movie review in The Washington Post from last fall regarding Hating Breitbart.

I haven’t seen the film (but Anne did, her review is here), so I can’t comment on the review itself, although it does bear an unmistakably snide tone to it, as expected.

But one part  jumped out at me:

A Breitbart-posted video of Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod seemed to contain an admission of anti-white bigotry, so she was forced out of her job.   With added context, however, Sherrod’s reputation was restored.

I’ve dealt with this many times, Repeat after me: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading”:

With Andrew Breitbart’s death this week, one of the most persistent falsehoods has resurfaced, the claim that the original tape released of Shirley Sherrod’s speech to an NAACP Chapter was misleading or defamatory in that it did not reveal that Sherrod’s discrimination against a white farmer was long ago, that she ended up helping him, and that she had since changed her view….

Whether innocent or malicious, the narrative is wrong.

I originally analyzed the alleged falsehoods when the controversy first broke in July 2010, The Original Sherrod Clip Was Not “False”.

Read those posts where I completely and thoroughly take apart the claim that the clip was false or misleading, frame by frame.

Getting rid of this malicious myth about Andrew Breitbart is like trying to get all the soap out of a sponge.

Update: I saw that Tommy Chrisopher of Mediaite is haranging people for posting an allegedly misleading clip of Joe Biden, so I went back to see what Christpher said about the Sherrod tape, and it looks like he need a correction. We’ll see.

Oh well:


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