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July 21st, 2010
06:39 AM ET
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  1. weim123

    Breitbart, has clearly demonstrated what he is about. Stir up trouble with the left by producing misleading, divisive and destructive stories. He, like fox and nearly all modern right wing "news" organizations specialize in lies and distortions. As you can see by this interview he shares no responsibility even though a very good employee lost their job because of the story he ran (it is also the fault of the Obama administration for not checking this guys story out). This also proves about him is that HE is a racists, i would bet a million dollars that if this woman was white, he would have never published that story. I urge everyone to quit buying into the bs produced by these hateful, fear and hate mongering people. and for god's sake quit watching fox news – it just encourages them to continue with these lies and distortions.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  2. Louise

    This guy Breitbart is a racist pig. CNN should ever give this KKK member a forum to spew his hate. He doesnt even admit that he ruin this women's life because of his racist post.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:17 am |
  3. JimWilson

    The only debate is why political smear jobs are so successful in occupying CNN's airwaves. False stories "sparks debate on racism"? Really.

    That Fox News is all over this is to be fully expected; they are already in the business of political homicide.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  4. Sir Craig

    "Breitbart post ignites race debate"

    The only debate his post ignited was how far some people will go to defame another. Breitbart posted an out-of-context video and then claims to have some kind of special power that allows him to see into the heart of Sherrod: He knows racism when he sees it, by golly!

    Perhaps he needs to take a look in the mirror and see true racism, the kind of racism that allows a person to smear another without any guilt feelings. I also hope that people remember what Breitbart has done, learn from it, and then weigh anything he has to say or post against this episode (along with his fraudulent ACORN video and his attempt to bug the senator's office).

    July 21, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  5. bret

    Best thing to happen to Sherrod. Someone should upload a youtube video for the white farmer, let's hear more of his history. Meantime back at the House, everyone is making big time decisions based on youtube videos, blogs, facebook, myspace, talk shows, editorials, etc.....

    July 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  6. Joe Potosky

    The Breitbart post didn't ignite a race debate!!! It highlights the foolishness some people in the media and politics to trumpet information from the web without getting the full story. It's the same idiotic response to internet information that causes people to transmit obviously false chain e-mails.

    It also highlights the fact that people in the media should check their sources before redistributing crap. A good women with an impeccible history was trashed for no good reason.

    Finally, it brings to light how far political hacks will go to justify their ends. Wether it was Breitbart or some underling associated with him, they altered the video–thus creating a lie. The truth meant absolutely nothing to these people–all that mattered is the result they were seeking.

    What I find most offensive about this headline, "Breitbart sparks debate on racism" is that it somehow exculpates the bad deed these people did and provides them an opportunity to change the conversation–what they did was wrong and it should be highlighted. Ignoring that transgression and giving them credence for the issue they were trying to raise gives the wrong messages.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:45 am |