Correction Feb. 4, 2011
I stated incorrectly that Andrew Breitbart selectively edited the Shirley Sherrod video that got her fired from the US Department of Agriculture. Instead, he was involved in promoting the out-of-context video excerpts on his new sites.
The video excerpts were not out-of-context. Big Government included the footage of Shirley Sherrod discussing her racial redemption
, and Breitbart himself acknowledged as much in the text that accompanied the video footage of his multi-media presentation. From the original article:
Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from "one of his own kind." She refers him to a white lawyer.
Despite the correction, the NPR Ombudsman continues her pattern of irresponsible journalism in order to smear Breitbart and his family of websites.