Andrew Breitbart, who posted the clip of USDA official Shirley Sherrod that got her fired, said today that he feels sorry for Sherrod.
“I feel bad that they made this about her, and I feel sorry that they made this about her,” he told MSNBC. “Watching how they’ve misconstrued, how the media has misconstrued the intention behind this, I do feel a sympathy for her plight.”
Breitbart says his intention was never to prove that Sherrod, until this week the Georgia state director for rural development, was racist. He says the video he posted proves instead that the NAACP is racist, because of the audience’s reaction to her speech. (Watch the video here.)
He even admits that in watching the full video, “you see that she mentions that she went through some type of a transformation.”
Breitbart, a champion of the tea party, is battling with the NAACP after the NAACP voted to condemn racism in the tea party movement.