In an interview with CNN shortly after the White House forced her to resign on Monday (July 19), former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod said that a White House liason with the USDA demanded her resignation "because you're going to be on Glenn Beck tonight."

It seems that the White House was more concerned with what Fox News' Glenn Beck would say about a snippet of video that had been edited by a right wing conservative blogger to portray Sherrod as a biased racist.

But as this clip shows, Beck (who had not yet seen the full Sherrod video) came out in support of Sherrod on his show. Beck supported the USDA's former director of rural development in Georgia, even though he did not know that Sherrod did not discriminate against a white farmer.

"I'm puzzled by this," said Beck, "I believe that someone is innocent until proven guilty." Beck went on to accuse the Obama administration and the NAACP of "harassing" Sherrod into resigning - "before I even made it onto the air last night, and I didn't even run the video."

As you watch this video clip from Tuesday's Glenn Beck show, note that Beck made his comments before the NAACP released the full video.

Beck also noted that the NAACP and the Obama administration condemned Mrs. Sherrod before they had even heard her side of the story.

"Hold on just a second... the NAACP didn't even talk to her?" asks Beck incredulously. "The Obama administration does have a history of acting without all the facts," said Beck.

Yesterday Obama, through White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, apologized to Shirley Sherrod for rushing to judgment without all of the facts.

In a guest appearance on NBC's Today Show this morning, Sherrod said that she loves Obama and she hoped to speak with him to see if he is "fully committed to fighting discrimination against black farmers."

But that talk likely won't take place because Sherrod is neither white nor Muslim. Therefore Obama has no political use for her.

This case proves again that even before his election, Obama has bent over backwards to prove to whites that he does not favor non-Muslim blacks.

  • 2cents

    Anything to discredit the Obama administration, just let it go already. It is clear that Mrs. Sherrod is not holding a grudge. Never in history has a president been disrespected as Obama.


    Sandra, honestly you need to bleepin stop. PRESIDENT Obama had NOTHING to do with the dismissal of Mrs.Sherrod,Its has been reported on all the over the damn place, and YOU know this...but just like these right ring conservative fanatics know this...but ALWAYS trying to find ANYWAY to discredit the president, this particular issue you have NO leg to stand on...C'mon be a WOMAN about yours and tell the TRUTH for ONCE...

  • Mamacita

    @2cents All presidents are treated this just come with the territory i guess :shrug:

    You NEVER see the posistive things he does or you see VERY LITTLE COVERAGE of the positive things but whem something NEGATIVE comes up it's all over every news station, blog, etc. This is why people are so lost when it comes to politics. They can name all the negative but can't name one good thing because it's rarely ever publicized.

    The information is out there people are just too dam.n lazy to find it.

  • Nika405

    Blah blah blah....Morning!


    A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.-M.Twain

  • CreoleCutie7

    I saw her say that this morning Sandra!! I was afraid of what she might say wrong that they would ultimately be blow out of proportion.. but she pretty much stated her peace....

  • scandalous1

    This post is a joke.

  • SnootyPooty1

    A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.-M.Twain


  • inCredible02

    Good Morning!!!

    @SnootyPooty - Cute Gravi

    As for this post... :yawn: ...

  • Destinee

    OMG I see Sandra has been brainwashed by FOX News. Say it ain't so... :wail:

  • Mamacita

    cute pic Snooty!

    It's comical how Sandra has blasted Obama but hasn't said ANYTHING about Fox News has perpetuated this story and this editied clip that started this whole fiasco. Chile please! If you're gonna place blame DO IT TO ALL PARTIES INVOLED, NOT JUST THE PARTY YOU DON"T LIKE!

  • FloridaChick813

    A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.-M.Twain

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  • FloridaChick813

    Yessssss @Snooty, that is a cute pic!!!!!! ;)

  • BamaBeauty

    It sounds as if this was setup to lure the Obama Administration into a "fight or flight" situation.....Apparently, the administration chose the lather. In which, they have been known to do.

    Whatever happened to accurate journalism? Whatever happened to credibility and reliability being the forefront of news? I guess we all just blog now.


  • BamaBeauty

    I can't honestly give Glenn Beck full credit for support. He had to have used more knowledge of the situation or more common sense....either which deserves less than a hand clap for Glenn.....sorry Glenn :-(

  • Ashley

    Yeah. This time it isnt Fox news fault. They didnt air anything until the administration fired her. lol. but no, they blame goes on FOX. Even Britebart said when he received the tape it was edited. He didnt do it. He needs to reveal his sources that sent him that video.

  • H-Townmama

    Its already been stated from the superior who advised Sherrod to resign that he didnt do it because Obama told him to. He made the call on his own.