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(Politico)   White House, 2010: We are SHOCKED that the USDA fired poor Shirley Sherrod. FOIA request, 2012: White House intimately involved in selecting the make and model of the bus she'd be thrown under   (politico.com) divider line 84
    More: Followup, Shirley Sherrod, White House, foia request, USDA, White House intimately, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Judicial Watch, Reid Cherlin  
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2012-03-09 10:37:03 AM
This is what they resort to using? This is all they have? Wow they are getting desperate...

/Lulzseizure
 
2012-03-09 10:41:46 AM

logistic: This is what they resort to using? This is all they have? Wow they are getting desperate...

/Lulzseizure


I was thinking the same thing. That's all ya got, GOP? Seriously?

Man, this is going to be a boring election, once the internal GOP poo-flinging is over.
 
2012-03-09 10:42:43 AM
"posted a fragmented video "

Can't say 'deliberately edited to create falsehood'?

Liar. And the rest is lies, too.
 
2012-03-09 11:05:10 AM
Good headline though. Well thought out.
 
2012-03-09 11:06:28 AM
Believing Breitbart was kind of dumb; they probably should have known better. Even so, the blame still lies squarely with Breitbart and his smear machine.
 
2012-03-09 11:13:01 AM

WTFDYW: Good headline though. Well thought out.


Nope.
 
2012-03-09 11:29:47 AM
4th paragraph:

Some of this timeline was already revealed through an August 2010 Associated Press story, based on interviews with White House and USDA officials, that found "a greater level of White House involvement in the incident than officials initially let on."

Old news is old.
 
2012-03-09 11:41:41 AM
I thought this was common knowledge.
 
2012-03-09 01:10:08 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I thought this was common knowledge.


Well, to them, anything that isn't constantly played on Fox News is "suppressed." I mean, look at the Bell tape. That thing has been on the PBS website for nearly four years and they're acting like they had to dig it out of some vault.
 
2012-03-09 02:13:00 PM
Whoopty Doo...
 
2012-03-09 03:14:13 PM

cameroncrazy1984: ecmoRandomNumbers: I thought this was common knowledge.

Well, to them, anything that isn't constantly played on Fox News is "suppressed." I mean, look at the Bell tape. That thing has been on the PBS website for nearly four years and they're acting like they had to dig it out of some vault.


Completely off-topic, but it basically was in a vault. Since late January, Buzzfeed was seeking everything WGBH had on Obama's 1990 HLS speech and had to pay $30/sec for the copy. Yes, there were snippets in the 2008 documentary but it only all came to light the following day when PBS posted the entire archive of the 1990 WGBH news segment.
 
2012-03-09 03:30:26 PM
Well... duh.
 
2012-03-09 04:48:30 PM
Weird, because when that happened, I remember pretty much everyone attacking the White House and Obama for throwing her under the bus.

Old news is old?
 
2012-03-09 04:48:41 PM
Oh, for fark's sake. The party of personal responsibility strikes again. "They fell for our frame-up and then floundered when they discovered tat it was just a frame-up! It's all their fault! Don't blame us merely for committing flat-out crimes that no one wants to go after us for!"
 
2012-03-09 04:48:48 PM
It's Obama's fault that Breitbart committed slander in order to whip up a firestorm to be used against Obama.
 
2012-03-09 04:50:00 PM

KyngNothing: 4th paragraph:

Some of this timeline was already revealed through an August 2010 Associated Press story, based on interviews with White House and USDA officials, that found "a greater level of White House involvement in the incident than officials initially let on."

Old news is old.


That right there.
 
2012-03-09 04:51:37 PM
Reminds me of when Hillary was running the White House.
 
2012-03-09 04:52:12 PM
Old non-controversial news is still non-controversial.
 
2012-03-09 04:54:57 PM

Cletus C.: Reminds me of when Hillary was running the White House.


B-B-B-But Clinton?
 
2012-03-09 04:57:19 PM
Wow. That sure is a bombshell.
 
2012-03-09 04:57:21 PM

Lumpmoose: cameroncrazy1984: ecmoRandomNumbers: I thought this was common knowledge.

Well, to them, anything that isn't constantly played on Fox News is "suppressed." I mean, look at the Bell tape. That thing has been on the PBS website for nearly four years and they're acting like they had to dig it out of some vault.

Completely off-topic, but it basically was in a vault. Since late January, Buzzfeed was seeking everything WGBH had on Obama's 1990 HLS speech and had to pay $30/sec for the copy. Yes, there were snippets in the 2008 documentary but it only all came to light the following day when PBS posted the entire archive of the 1990 WGBH news segment.


But it wasn't secret or anything. "You can have the info that what you want at the standard rate as everyone else" is not representative of some kind of attempt at information suppression.
 
2012-03-09 04:57:34 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-09 05:01:27 PM

Lost Thought 00: It's Obama's fault that Breitbart committed slander in order to whip up a firestorm to be used against Obama.


So the video of what she said was not fair because it was taken out of context. The White House panicked and fired her without bothering to find out the truth. Then the White House lied about firing her. But its all the GOPs fault.

Maybe you should just blame Bush for it.
 
2012-03-09 05:01:36 PM
Therefore Derrick Bell is automatically president and Andrew Breitbart comes back to blogging fwom beyon da gwabe!
 
2012-03-09 05:01:40 PM
sherrod? i've heard that name before. is she in the defence department, or something? is this her:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-09 05:02:17 PM
img684.imageshack.us
 
2012-03-09 05:03:29 PM
This is probably the Obama administration's worst lapse of judgement, IMHO.

Meanwhile, Bush's worst lapse of judgement killed a million people or so.
 
2012-03-09 05:04:03 PM
What do conservatives care? I thought the USDA was an overbearing government agency that only existed to hamstring job creators. So they should support the White House's efforts to weaken it, right?
 
2012-03-09 05:06:04 PM

Geotpf: B-B-B-B-BUT Bush




FTFY
 
2012-03-09 05:06:40 PM
Do you people seriously have this much trouble admitting the White House farked something up?
 
2012-03-09 05:07:57 PM
So now Republicans are savaging Obama for cowering from their hissy fits.
 
2012-03-09 05:08:48 PM

pdee: Geotpf: B-B-B-B-BUT Bush



FTFY


B-B-B-B-BUT B-B-B-BUT BUSH

FTFY
 
2012-03-09 05:09:01 PM

pdee: Lost Thought 00: It's Obama's fault that Breitbart committed slander in order to whip up a firestorm to be used against Obama.

So the video of what she said was not fair because it was taken out of context. The White House panicked and fired her without bothering to find out the truth. Then the White House lied about firing her. But its all the GOPs fault.

Maybe you should just blame Bush for it.


Bolded the falsehoods for you. FTFA:

This exchange does not show that the White House forced the USDA to fire Sherrod, as Sherrod claims that USDA Undersecretary Cheryl Cook, who asked for her resignation a few hours later, told her.

Indeed, when these emails are compared to the AP's timeline of events, it seems that the chain of phone calls that led to Cook demanding Sherrod's resignation was likely under way - or nearly so - as the White House was weighing in. But the new emails also show that the White House had input in how Vilsack's decision to oust Sherrod was framed.


But whatever.
 
2012-03-09 05:11:55 PM

inkblot: Do you people seriously have this much trouble admitting the White House farked something up?


Err, did you miss that part where several people in the thread have already done just that? The thing is, it just isn't that big a deal.
 
2012-03-09 05:12:23 PM
Dear God! Republicans are getting desperate.
 
2012-03-09 05:13:06 PM

pdee: Geotpf: B-B-B-B-BUT Bush

FTFY


Everybody screws up. The question is how big. Basically, firing one person for a bad reason was Obama's worst mistake as President. Considering how many opportunites a President has to screw up, (such as killing a million people or so, like the previous President), that's a damned minor mistake. If that's a "But Bush", then so be it.
 
2012-03-09 05:13:13 PM
Not sure what the scoop is. I thought it was pretty common knowledge that the Obama admin farked this one up. They allowed themselves to be trolled by Breitbart's lies, and panicked in fear of none other than Glenn Beck, iirc. Embarrassing all over.
 
2012-03-09 05:13:34 PM
It was the White House's fault to take Breitbart seriously.

There I said it. Still don't give a shiat about it though.
 
2012-03-09 05:14:13 PM

inkblot: Do you people seriously have this much trouble admitting the White House farked something up?


It's not a farkup, it's knee-jerk ass-covering on the part of the administration. Which I hate. But I don't see how conservatives can baselessly attack this woman, then scream in righteous outrage when the White House comes after her as well.

So: Dems = cowards; GOP = asshole trolls. Business as usual.
 
2012-03-09 05:14:27 PM

inkblot: Do you people seriously have this much trouble admitting the White House farked something up?


The USDA freaked the fark out to quickly, and the White House was too worried about how it all would look. Both should have calmed down and realized that since this was Breitbart, they should wait out the storm until all the information was in. They failed to do so. However, the White House did NOT make the USDA fire Sherrod, and the article reiterates that. What more do you want us to say?
 
2012-03-09 05:14:30 PM
Republicans are really convincing me that Obama is the cleanest president ever. I never really counted on that for a president, but it's good to know. Thank you, GOP.
 
2012-03-09 05:17:48 PM
Will there still be farm subsidies?
 
2012-03-09 05:21:51 PM

Dahnkster: Will there still be farm subsidies?


That's a whole different discussion.
 
2012-03-09 05:26:56 PM
DeaH

Republicans are really convincing me that Obama is the cleanest president ever. I never really counted on that for a president, but it's good to know. Thank you, GOP.


Depends on your personal definitions of dirt and dirty.

/what do I know, I'm just a curmudgeonly troublemaker.
 
2012-03-09 05:31:36 PM
Plus Bill Maher and furthermore
 
2012-03-09 05:37:46 PM
Sorry guys, still voting for Obama.

No way I'm letting one of the clowns currently gunning for the GOP nom near the White House.
 
2012-03-09 05:38:52 PM
I don't see how this changes the story. Doesn't it basically confirm what was reported in the first place?
 
2012-03-09 05:41:16 PM

skepticultist: Weird, because when that happened, I remember pretty much everyone attacking the White House and Obama for throwing her under the bus.

Old news is old?


Seriously. The big takeaway is to never let anything that Breitbart.com says be taken at face value.
 
2012-03-09 05:43:38 PM
so it was part of Obama's seecret socialust Mooslim agenda to fire a nice black lady in order to make racist Americans think he was on their side because thats what Jesus would want.

Is that it?
 
2012-03-09 05:45:46 PM
FTFA: This exchange does not show that the White House forced the USDA to fire Sherrod, as Sherrod claims that USDA Undersecretary Cheryl Cook, who asked for her resignation a few hours later, told her.

Indeed, when these emails are compared to the AP's timeline of events, it seems that the chain of phone calls that led to Cook demanding Sherrod's resignation was likely under way - or nearly so - as the White House was weighing in. But the new emails also show that the White House had input in how Vilsack's decision to oust Sherrod was framed.
 
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