Still relevant: Shirley Sherrod vs. Andrew Breitbart

A few years ago a video appeared from conservative stunt blogger Andrew Breitbart of U.S. government official Shirley Sherrod saying supposed racist comments to a group. It later came out that the video was edited to show this while, in context, Mrs. Sherrod was saying just the opposite.

She sued Breitbart for defamation, and the case still continues with a judge denying Breitbart’s motion to dismiss the case.

Even though this incident occurred a while back, the lessons learned are still relevant.

Lessons Journalists Can Learn From the Shirley Sherrod Video Fiasco (Tony Rogers, About.com)

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