East New York 4,103 Posted July 21, 2010 Share #1 Posted July 21, 2010 The Tea Party and Fox News are up to their old tricks. A Conservative blogger, took a government employee's speech, re-edited it to make it appear as if she made a racist comment, then sent it to who?? None other than Fox News! As this woman drove down the street, the administration called her on the phone, told her to pull over, and that she needed to resign immediately! Now, they are reviewing the issue, and are likely to call her back to work. from NBC News, The woman ousted from the Agriculture Department over racially tinged remarks that sparked a firestorm in the media said she was uncertain if she would return to her job if invited back. On Monday, Shirley Sherrod resigned from a senior position with the USDA in Georgia after edited video clips surfaced appearing to show her admitting to racial bias toward a white farmer. However, when the full video of her speech at an NAACP event was made public, the civil rights group retracted a previous statement condemning her for acting in a racist manner, and said she had been treated unfairly. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack then said in the early hours of Wednesday that he would reconsider the USDA's decision to ask for her resignation. "I am of course willing and will conduct a thorough review and consider additional facts to ensure to the American people we are providing services in a fair and equitable manner," Vilsack said. But Sherrod, who said on Tuesday that she was pressured to resign, said on NBC's TODAY show that she might not want her job back. "I am just not sure how I would be treated there," she said, adding that she couldn't get coworkers to listen to her side of the story about a speech she made in March, edited clips of which were recently shown on a conservative website. Sherrod said her comments were part of a larger story about learning from her mistakes and racial reconciliation. They were not racist, she said, and were taken out of context. I would be highly upset, and disappointed in the Obama Administration, and would tell them frankly what they could do with the job. I like you Obama, but this is a fail! You lost come cool points with me on this one. I absolutely cannot stand Fox News! However I do watch their broadcast frequently for entertainment purposes. It's like reading The Post! They should offer college courses on Professional Lying 101, and 202. Nobody does it better than them! Here is a perfect example of some of more than 100 lies that I can think of off the top of my head!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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