Andrew Breitbart speaking at the SRLC
The news of the day:
Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, the Associated Press reports.
Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.
That should be interesting since the bar is set pretty high for public figures suing for defamation, as Ed Morrissey notes:
Sue Breitbart for what, though? Defamation? Sherrod is a public official, which makes that kind of lawsuit darned near impossible. Breitbart used the clip to criticize the NAACP, not Sherrod directly, although she certainly came into the line of fire. People are allowed to criticize public officials in harsh and even unfair terms, especially when they make public remarks.
Morrissey thinks the court might have a problem with the case for another reason — Sherrod’s absurd public statements about Breitbart. She has accused him of being pro-slavery.
She also continues to erroneously blame Fox News for her firing:
“It wasn’t all media. It was Fox,” Sherrod says in commenting on President Obama’s remarks on The View blaming the media in part for the story.
The woman does not make a credible plaintiff, but since she’s had amazing luck with the courts, she must figure, what the heck.
Exit question: Given the fact that the new media is now sniffing around that Pigford v Glickman case, wouldn’t you think there’d be some bureaucrats at the USDA sort of wishing this woman would just go away?
Warner Todd Houston, Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: Sherrod Says She’ll Sue Andrew Breitbart
Drew: AoSHQ: Report: Sherrod To Sue Breitbart
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