Black USDA official forced to quit, she says

Tape suggests regret about treatment of white farmer

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But after she defended herself Tuesday, the group’s initial statement was purged from its website. A new statement said “we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart” and that the tape had been “deliberately edited to create a false impression of racial bias.”

The NAACP also asks the Agriculture Department to reconsider the dismissal.

Mr. Breitbart, whose Big Government blog posted the video, said Tuesday that the point was the NAACP audience’s reaction to Mrs. Sherrod’s account of her past actions.

“This was not about Shirley Sherrod. This was about the NAACP attacking the Tea Party and this is showing racism at an NAACP event. I did not ask for Shirley Sherrod to be fired,” he told CNN, adding that Mrs. Sherrod “should have the right to defend herself. But what you see on the video are people … applauding her overt racism that she is representing.”

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