Andrew Breitbart got a special surprise at CPAC this weekend:
Blogger Andrew Breitbart has been sued by former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod who contends her reputation was damaged by Breitbart's posting last year of an edited video.
The New York Times reports today Breitbart was served with the lawsuit at CPAC Saturday. Sherrod contends in the suit that a video clip he posted last year "has damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work."
Salon adds the following:
Sherrod argues in the lawsuit that the clip "damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work." Breitbart, meanwhile,denounced the suit, saying he "categorically rejects the transparent effort to chill his constitutionally protected free speech."
I just love the conservative definition of “free speech”. What’s funny is if you follow Breitbart on Twitter, there’s been more than one instance where someone says something about him and he threatens a lawsuit. He’s a typical right-wing thug, that thinks he has constitutional protections, yet people he disagrees with don’t.
I am wishing Shirley all the luck in the world with this lawsuit. She deserves it. Breitbart has lower journalistic standards than the worst of the checkout rag magazines.