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View Diary: Andrew Breitbart's Bad Week Just Got Badder (182 comments)

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  •  She's a vortex public figure (7+ / 0-)

    Prior to the deceptively edited tape, very few of us had ever heard of Shirley Sherrod. OTOH, after Breitbart released the tape, she was — in the context of the Pickford settlement and her firing and the resulting controversy — a vortex public figure. Vortex public figures have an easier time in libel law of winning cases than full time public figures such as Carol Burnett (see above).

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