Ex-USDA Official Accuses Blogger Of Defamation

Law360, New York (February 15, 2011, 4:19 PM EST) -- Former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod has sued a blogger who posted a doctored video of her appearing to make racist remarks, claiming he acted with intentional malice and got her fired in July.

Sherrod, who was the USDA's Georgia state director of rural development, filed a lawsuit Friday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia that accuses conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart of publishing and promoting a deceptively edited video of her speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People....
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