Rep. John Boehner, the House Republican leader, has criticized Andrew Breitbart for posting edited video of former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, the Daily Caller has reported. Breitbart said the video showed “evidence of racism,” but the full video shows that accusation to be false.
From the Daily Caller:
House Minority Leader John Boehner on Wednesday criticized the decision by conservative media personality Andrew Breitbart to air only a small portion of the video showing USDA official Shirley Sherrod making racially charged remarks earlier this year, which led to her firing.
“It's unfortunate that whoever laid this out there didn't lay out the whole story, as opposed to a part of it,” said Boehner, an Ohio Republican, at a lunch with journalists in Washington.
“They only put a little piece of the story out there and people make judgments and they rush and they make bad decisions. They make rash decisions. I don't want to say bad because I haven't seen all of this,” he said.