Monday July 19th
11:18 a.m.*: Breitbart posts Sherrod video, calls her "racist."
On July 19, FoxNews.com reported: "Days after the NAACP clashed with Tea Party members over allegations of racism, a video has surfaced showing an Agriculture Department official regaling an NAACP audience with a story about how she withheld help to a white farmer facing bankruptcy."
1:40 p.m. (approximately): Fox Nation accuses Sherrod of "discrimination caught on tape" before she resigned.
The first reader to comment on the post is from July 19 at 1:41 p.m.:
7:51 p.m.: Big Government links to a FoxNews.com article reporting that Sherrod had resigned and USDA repudiated her remarks.
8:50 p.m.: On his Fox News program, Bill O'Reilly stated that "Sherrod was caught on tape saying something very disturbing. Seems a white farmer in Georgia had requested government assistance from Ms. Sherrod." After airing Breitbart's video, O'Reilly stated: "That is simply unacceptable. And Ms. Sherrod must resign immediately." (accessed via Nexis)
9:04 p.m.: "Fox News Alert": Hannity reports that Sherrod has resigned and discusses the incident with Gingrich. (accessed via Nexis)
Tuesday July 20 2010
6:08 a.m. Sherrod story hits Fox & Friends: "Exhibit A" in "what racism looks like."
6:43 a.m.: Morning Joe airs Sherrod clip. Co-host Joe Scarborough then said " I think its relevance relates back to the New Black Panthers tapes that have been out there."
8:05 a.m.: Ingraham: "Andrew Breitbart ... did a great piece on this whole thing."
11:06 a.m.: On CNN Newsroom, Sherrod claims she was told to resign because she would "be on Glenn Beck tonight."
11:20 a.m.: On CNN Newsroom, farmer's wife calls Sherrod a "friend" who "helped us save our farm."
12:10 p.m.: Limbaugh calls Breitbart's heavily edited video of Sherrod "great work." He later stated that "[t]he NAACP is as racist an organization as there has been and is in this country."
1:03 p.m.: Johnny Wilkerson, the owner of the video company contracted to shoot the video, told TPM "that the full speech is exactly as Sherrod described, and that she goes on to explain learning the error of her initial impression and helping the farmer keep his farm."
3:01 p.m.: Brent Bozell slams media for not covering Sherrod's "racist remarks."
5:13 p.m. (approximately): In a post titled, "Sherrod: White House Made Me Quit 'Because I Was Going to Be on Glenn Beck," Fox Nation linked to Big Government's post of the same title. The link has since been updated and redirects to a different Fox Nation post titled "USDA Reconsidering Sherrod's Ouster Over Racial Comments." The first comments on this post are time-stamped 5:13 p.m
6:41 p.m.: Bret Baier falsely claims, "Fox News didn't even do the story" on Sherrod.
7:15 p.m.: Breitbart refuses to accept Sherrod's "word that the farmer's wife is the farmer's wife."
7:45 p.m. (approximately): The NAACP released the full video of Sherrod's remarks at the NAACP banquet, noting that Breitbart's deceptively edited video "didn't tell the full story" and was "selectively edited to cast her in a negative light."
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