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Agriculture Department / Sherrod Race Case / Breitbart Interview / A Discussion #971047

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The Shirley Sherrod case re-introduced.

(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart's background reviewed; details given about his sting & videos of Acorn that made him a conservative star, his prior misinformation & his empire of funded Websites. [Media Matters for America Eric BOEHLERT†- calls Breitbart a charlatan & character assassin.] [Via phone, BREITBART - says journalism is corrupt & he is trying to right the wrongs; blames the NAACP & President Obama's administration.] ["What Were They Thinking" author Steve ADUBATO†- says he understands our addiction to video out of context.] [BREITBART - speaks about confrontation.] The CNN phone conversation with Breitbart discussed.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with RedState.com Erick Erickson & CNN's Donna Brazile about Sherrod, Breitbart & Obama's administration. [ERICKSON - says blogs are driving the conversation; agrees Sherrod is not a racist, but a lot of people disagree with him; explains that the right has to fight back, but not use their {liberals} tactics.] [BRAZILE - says when Breitbart promoted the video as evidence of racism he inflamed the situation without concern of accuracy; wants politicians to find common ground.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi
Duration:
00:11:50

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