Ousted Agriculture Department staffer Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she plans to sue the conservative blogger who falsely portrayed her as a racist."I will definitely do it," Sherrod said at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in San Diego.
I don't see how she wins esp. considering that Breitbart made it clear from the beginning that it was the NAACP that he was going after with that tape, not Sherrod. Then too libel is extremely hard to prove and since she admittedly did at one point have racist thoughts, doesn't Breitbart point (that the NAACP has a double standard when it comes to racism) hold true considering the fact that the audience clapped after Sherrod spoke of the bias she had against that white farmer she mentioned?Sherrod said Andrew Breitbart knew what he was doing when he posted a doctored video that made it appear she was boasting about mistreating a white farmer.
"I knew it was racism, and no one had to tell me that," she said. "Right will win the end."
Breitbart, still "hasn't apologized," Sherrod added.
"I wish he had come here because I would really like to talk to him," she said. "He has to know that he was targeting me."
Breitbart accepted an invitation from the NABJ to offer his side of the racially-charged story but the two sides could not come to an agreement on the final details, sources said.
There was no immediate response from Breitbart to Sherrod's announcement that she was taking him to court.