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Breaking News: The 30/10 Initiative Is a National Story

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Let's close the 30/10 deal by being so united in our support that it is on the front page and everyone in Washington knows what we're talking about and asking for.

What Journalism Students Can Learn From Shirley Sherrod, JournoList

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Take note of what happened in the world of journalism this summer. As we've seen, even professionals continue to adapt to the industry and learn from the actions of their colleagues.

Harsh Realm: The Post-Press Era and Meg Whitman

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

In the past, when the press was more informed and proactive, it would be harder for Whitman to conduct herself as she does. She takes advantage of the post-press era to say what she wants, with little regard to accuracy.

Sam Stein

Sherrod's Suit Against Breitbart May Be Hurt By Her Quickly Repaired Reputation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In deciding to sue conservative Internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart for libel, former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod may end up bei...

Machiavelli Is in the House

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

When CentralWorks offered the world premiere of Machiavelli's The Prince, I was struck by the playwright's skill at making Machiavelli's treatise on the use of power so relevant to contemporary politics.

The Conservative Smear Machine Has Failed Conservatism

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Even if ruthless attacks achieve tactical victories -- such as the resignations of Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod or the end of ACORN -- do they help conservatives achieve their long-term interests?

Shirley Sherrod To Sue Andrew Breitbart

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN DIEGO — Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited i...

Is It Time For A Slow News Movement? | July 27,| 3:41 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Choosing bluster over blushing, Breitbart told Matt Lewis in a Politics Daily interview: "I couldn't wait to get this story. I knew from past experien...

GOP's Invitation to Breitbart Proves They Are Lying About Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The decision to put Andrew Breitbart at the top of a major GOP event blows the party's façade of respectability to smithereens.

Panthers, Sherrod, Oh My!: The GOP Race-Bait Strategy

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The right-wing and their Republican GOP strategist allies have never washed the taste of defeat from their mouths over their inability to whack then-candidate Obama with Rev. Wright and ACORN.

Michael Steele, Andrew Breitbart To Reportedly Appear Side-By-Side At RNC Event

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is expected to appear alongside conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart at an upcoming RNC fundrai...

Jason Linkins

Sherrod Scandal Is A Conservative Problem, Argue Brian Stelter And Greg Sargent | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the wake of the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, the typical take-out from commentators in the media has been to say: "let's not forget that this is something that happens on both sides of the partisan divide." Stelter and Sargent don't agree.

Sam Stein

Andrew Breitbart Hearts Al-Qaeda? MoveOn Mocks Media With Spliced Video | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart admitted in a speech not too long ago that he "hearts" al Qaeda. Or so he does in a new video that was just ...

How Breitbart Won -- and Why We Must Rethink "Racism"

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

What the right wants us to forget is that race relations are rooted in systems, and that not all racism is individual, intentional and overt.

No More Apologies -- It's Time to Stand Up for Our Convictions

Howard Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Dean

Democrats must fight for what we believe is right. And we have to stop apologizing for it while trying to make deals with people who cannot be trusted to make deals for the good of our country.

Why the Attack On Breitbart Isn't Really About Breitbart

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

The great thing about New Media is that the very nature of the give-and-take allows misunderstandings to be quickly corrected, unlike in the airtight, controlled Old Media sham.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin -- On Race-Baiting, Rangel & Mosques

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgProvocative topics this week provoked both clashes and consensus. With Mark Green hosting, Arianna and Mary disagreed sharply on Breitbart/Fox, but concurred that Rangel should go and Warren should come.

A Love Affair Gone Wrong: Liberals Abandon Their Beloved Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We liberals should be mad as hell at the opposition -- Breitbart and Fox News -- not Obama or his administration that fell over itself in the Shirley Sherrod affair.

In Defense of Andrew Breitbart

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Breitbart gave the right-wing smear machine a momentary black eye. He made news editors, producers, and executives, and that includes those at Fox, more cautious about what they dump on the airwaves to score a hit.

360-Degree Turn -- Now the Right Is Attacking Shirley Sherrod for Calling Breitbart a Racist

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

I fail to see how anyone can make Breitbart the victim in this situation when he was the one who tried to ruin Sherrod's career and name as part of a vindictive attack on the NAACP, which he has yet to apologize for.

Of Teachable Moments

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Whatever teachable moment people crave on race, Pres. Obama who stated plainly a long time ago that he's not interested in "the ideological battles that we fought during the '90s that were really extensions of battles we fought since the '60s."

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

Andrew Breitbart - the NAACP's Best Friend and the Tea Party's Worst Enemy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

No matter how many shows tea party leaders appear on to deny they are racist, people will remember one of their leaders helped to railroad an innocent black woman with a doctored videotape and a false claim of racism.

It's Time to Inoculate Ourselves Against Slander and Falsehoods in the Media

Scott Harshbarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Harshbarger

The Shirley Sherrod incident that has played out in prime time this week has had all of the same elements and ingredients as Andrew Breitbart's previous smear against ACORN.

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

By now it's clear what Breitbart is selling. The real question is why the mainstream media and Democratic politicians bought it. Breitbart is a con artist, but con artists only succeed if consumers don't know they are being conned -- or don't care.