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  •  ....and there he is complaining.... (15+ / 0-)

    on Breitbart, where the art of lying and obfuscating and twisting the truth was raised to a high art form until Andy's passing....an event mourned only because it enabled him to avoid being forced to endure a libel charge for manipulating video tape of Shirley Sherrod.

    Well it appears ol' Andy may not have entirely escaped....the lawfirm of Kirkland and Ellis is trying to sue Breitbart's widow and his estate.

    Former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod sued Breitbart, Breitbart's colleague Larry O'Connor and an anonymous third defendant in the Washington federal trial court over a video clip of Sherrod speaking that was posted on Breitbart's website. Sherrod accused Breitbart of "deceptively" editing the clip to make it seem as though Sherrod, who is black, discriminated against a white farmer.

    Sherrod agreed to her superiors' request to resign after the clip came out. However, she received apologies from the White House and other officials after the full version of her speech was released, showing she said she ultimately rejected making decisions based on race.

    As I have noted many times, Breitbart clearly acted with malice aforethought.  If he received the tape and posted it without asking to see the original to make sure it was accurate, he acted maliciously and in a non-professional manner (Breitbart was clearly NOT a journalist....he was an incendiary device for the right.)

    And if he received it and aired it knowing it was doctored, he was also acting in a malicious manner.  Andy wanted to see Sherrod smeared and he wasn't going to let anything like the truth get in his way.  His legacy of slander continues today under his name.  Here's hoping Shirley gets a bundle.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 11:02:36 AM PDT

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