Andrew Breitbart Says He Wasn't Targeting Shirley Sherrod

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Andrew Breitbart holds a news conference on "ACORN Revealed: The Philadelphia Story" at the National Press Club October 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. During the press conference Breitbart showed new video material as well as new footage of ACORN officials. (Getty Images)more pics »Andrew Breitbart (Getty Images)Andrew Breitbart is the journalist who posted a video of Shirley Sherrod on his conservative website Breitbart.com, leading to Sherrod's resignation. But Breitbart has said his decision to publish the video "was not about Shirley Sherrod."

According to CNN, the video in question showed Sherrod, a USDA employee, speaking at an NAACP banquet. She told a story about having discriminated against a white farmer, which caused controversy since Sherrod was, after all, working for the USDA. But apparently the incident in question happened decades before she landed that job.

Nevertheless, Sherrod resigned from her post with the USDA today, and she's claimed that it was the White House who asked her to do so, though they've denied the allegation.

Breitbart has said he released the video in the first place because it showed the NAACP tolerating racist behavior.

He said, "This was about the NAACP attacking the Tea Party and this [the video of Sherrod] is showing racism at an NAACP event. I did not ask for Shirley Sherrod to be fired. I did not ask for any repercussions for Shirley Sherrod. They were the ones that took the initiative to get rid of her. I - I do not - I think she should have the right to defend herself."

He added, "[R]acism is used by the left and the Democratic Party to shut up opposition. I am showing you that people who live in glass houses should not be throwing stones."

The NAACP has said in a statement that they believe the video was edited "with the intention of deceiving millions of Americans."

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