Standing by his Sherrod smear, Breitbart says one of his "primary motives" "is to stop this racism"

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In an interview posted on the Politics Daily website, Andrew Breitbart stood by his decision to post a deceptively edited video smearing Shirley Sherrod. Asked whether he "made a mistake by rushing to get the Shirley Sherrod video out to soon," Breitbart said "[i]t had to be done at the exact moment in time that so the press would notice it."

From Politics Daily:

Q: Do you feel like you made a mistake by rushing to get the Shirley Sherrod video out too soon, though?

A: It had to be done at the exact moment in time that the press would notice it ... I grant her that she had her redemptive transformation. I said that her humanity caused her to help the farmer, and that it's not just about race. Notice how the press conspicuously ignores that. It's in the video and it's in the text [of Breitbart's original post on the topic]. Who is doing the selective editing here? This is about destroying me.

This is quite an astounding claim from somehow who has asserted that "Context is everything." It seems that Breitbart couldn't care less about what nonsense he pushes so long as it is picked up by the media in what he deems a timely manner.

The interview concluded with a grossly dishonest comment, even for Breitbart. Responding to a question about what "else folks should know about" him, Breitbart began his response by saying: "Believe it or not, one of my primary motives on this planet is to stop this racism, and to stop the Democratic Party's use of race that divides us intentionally."

Given that Breitbart released the edited Sherrod video claiming it showed "evidence of racism coming from a federal appointee" before knowing all the facts, it's hard to believe him.

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Diversity & Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity
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Andrew Breitbart
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Politics Daily
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