Andrew Breitbart: I'm 'Public Enemy No. 1'

Says the 'sainted' Sherrod hasn't been held accountable
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2010 6:09 PM CDT
Andrew Breitbart: I'm 'Public Enemy No. 1'
Andrew Breitbart speaks at the Tea Party Express' 'Showdown in Searchlight' rally March 27 in Searchlight, Nevada.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Don't hold your breath waiting for Andrew Breitbart to issue an apology to Shirley Sherrod for the infamous video. Highlights from an interview with Politico:

  • "If anybody reads the sainted, martyred Sherrod’s entire speech, this person has not gotten past black vs. white." (NAACP has the full video here.)
  • “I believe that I’m held to a higher standard. If this video showed a picture of a Caucasian talking in the exact same way but talking about a black person with an audience affirming and clapping that behavior, the reporter would be getting a Pulitzer Prize right now.”

  • “I am public enemy No. 1 or 2 to the Democratic Party, the progressive movement, and the Obama administration based upon the successes my journalism has had.”
  • He defends the posting as “a self-contained newsworthy video that established the media standard of pointing out that the NAACP countenanced racism in its own award dinner setting. That was the point. That was the point. And the video proves it.”
(Read more Andrew Breitbart stories.)

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