Shirley Sherrod story proves news cycle is faster and more vicious than ever

Want to get someone fired? Send an out-of-context video to a partisan news site, then just sit back and watch the media feed. As you well know, that’s what happened to former USDA official Shirley Sherrod,  who was fired after a video of her making seemingly racist remarks appeared on conservative gossip site and later propagated across the Web. But wait, problem is the video was taken way out of context. Oops. Sorry your career was ruined because no one bothered to conf…

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