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Friday, July 23, 2010

Glenn Beck: What Should We Learn From Sherrod

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Greg Zotta said...

Silencing of the Truth Tellers
The NAACP posted the following on their website: The video of Shirley Sherrod released by Andrew Brietbart's Big Government Blog on July 19 didn't tell the full story. It was selectively edited to cast her in a negative light. Andrew Breitbart is being portrayed as a villian in this incident because he posted the video on his website. Breitbart said the Shirley Sherrod video was about the NAACP not her. He said the NAACP called the Tea-Party Protesters racists and are still saying some black Congressman were called the N-word at the Capitol during the healthcare protest. These are false claims and Breibart has a $100,000 reward for any video proof of the allegations. No one has collected the reward, even though Jesse Jackson Jr. video-taped the walk.

People are claiming the Sherrod video was taken out of context; that Sherrod was talking about a parable that changed her viewpoint on race relations. The video was from a speech Shirley Sherrod made on March 27, 2010, at the 20th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. In it she says, …“The first time I was faced with a having to help a white farmer save his farm…He took a long time talking, but he was trying to show me he was superior to me…But he had to come to me for help. What he didn’t know was …I was trying to decide how much help to give him.” (laughter) Although, the context of what Shirley was saying was not yet revealed,the crowd started laughing. I believe what Breibart was trying to say was that the video was about the NAACP and their reaction of laughter when she made the statement.

In the same speech Sherrod said, “I haven’t seen such mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of healthcare. Some of the racism we thought was buried; didn’t it surface. Now we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn’t do the stuff these Republicans are doing because we have a black President.” (Because you oppose Obama’s radical policies in his efforts to “spread the wealth,” you are called a RACIST.)

On July 22,2010, Shirley Sherrod was on the John King show on CNN. King asked her, “If you had 30 seconds with Andrew Breitbart, what would you say?” Sherrod responded, “I’d tell him he’s a lie. He knew exactly what effect that would have on the conservative racist people he’s dealing with. That’s why I started getting the hate mail and hate calls.”

The Obama Administration, Statists, NAACP and the so-called Main-Stream Media want to marginalize and silence the Tea-Party movement, Andrew Breitbart, Fox News and Glen Beck with false claims of racism and telling lies. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22