July 22nd, 2010
09:48 PM ET

Tropical Storm Takes Aim at Gulf: Join the Live Chat

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Forecasters warn Tropical Storm Bonnie is headed for the Gulf. We have the breaking developments on what this means for the BP oil disaster. Plus, Shirley Sherrod gets an apology from Pres. Obama.

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  1. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Emily, people are strange that way

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  2. carla

    their true colors coming through and don't afraid to let them know ...your true colors are beautiful to me.....CL

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  3. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Breitbart bared false witness!"

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  4. Nancy in Oregon

    The truth really is "a lot of gray in between", as Donna just said. Very seldom is it black or white. I always like listening to her, esp. the last few years. Thank you for having her on.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  5. Cindy

    @JoAnn, Ohio
    I agree with you. Her choice of words say a lot.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  6. Sharon Hastings

    I remain a staunch supporter of the President. He has my support, respect, and my vote. His voices in the White House need to be more careful though. Otherwise it reflects badly on the President.

    I absolutely do not agree with Mr.Breitbart that it was President Obama that threw Mrs. Sherrod under the bus. I believe it was his intention to deliberately cause problems for the White House and he didn't care how he did it or who else might suffer. But it seems like everyone rose to the bait.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  7. David

    This is the kind of stuff that just makes most Americans want to tune out. The death of common sense in our country is a shame.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  8. Jim, in Indy

    Fight Shirley, Fight!! Somebody needs to stand up to these bullies. I know what it is like, having grown up in a paranoid conservative household. It is torture to the mind and soul.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Lyn Marshall

    Why doesn't the White House have to follow the same HR rules the rest of the world does? Shirley should have been put on Admin leave while the situation was investigated rather than immediate firing.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  10. Gail Duncan

    We are all people..human beings....what will it take for us to face this fact? We need to focus on geting along, saving Mother Earth, taking care of those in need and the elderly.....what is wrong with us? Times are changing. Change is a way of life. Erickson sounds dated a bit.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  11. Cindy

    We can definitely be racist and still do our job. She did say she did not do all that she could for the farmer. And that was for racist reasons.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  12. Bill


    Who was the person who demanded Sherrod pull over to the side of the road and resign, and has THAT person yet resigned?

    Sherrod was prepared to resign for all the wrong reasons and that person should resign for all the right reasons!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  13. Adriana

    Very well said, Anderson..it's sad that truth doesn't matter anymore, everybody is so full of hate...unbelievable this world we live in, isn't it?

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  14. Brad Ohio

    Breitbart's actions are as bad as yelling "Fire" in a theater! and he should be investigated and shut down from the internet. There are laws to shut down websites, and I bet the IRS would have a field day with him! What a low life.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Nicole The Netherlands, "I don't look at her story as she has racist feelings."

    I respect your opinion. It is not her story that is racist, it is the words she chose like "white lawyer" and "his own kind" that are racist. If those same words had been used by a white person about a black there would have been hell to pay. Also, some of the things she has been saying on other news shows have been very racist.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  16. Laura, In

    Why exactly are bloggers considered "journalists"? Breitbart and Perez Hilton are no different.

    Yeah...go get 'em Anderson!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  17. Nancy in Oregon

    I've been in the same boat as you, Jane. It's hard to find true news sometimes...easy to find opinion and agenda in its place. Saying whatever you want with no real allegiance to objectivity is what passes for 'journalism' so often. And this fellow won't condemn Breitbart?

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  18. Tom - St. Louis

    Hopefully the storm will stay south of the U.S. and not effect the Gulf clean up efforts.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  19. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Politicians dont have to apologize if they are wrong! All they have to do is admit!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  20. Lori, CA

    Breitbart should be censored.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  21. Emily

    @Heather – Spokane, WA,
    He seems to be "getting that fifteen minutes of fame", however, they are not the type I'd think someone would be after ... but that's just me.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  22. David

    Andrew Breitbart has been exposed. He will be remembered for the advertent harm that he caused to a totally innocent person, Mrs. Shirley Sherrod.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  23. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Excellent report on Briettbart.

    I can't believe that after the full story has been exposed that there are people out there that continue to support Brietbart.

    You're right Anderson, "factionalism" is the word of the day.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  24. carla

    andrew has no crediablity whatsoevr...

    July 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  25. Vickie

    So, Eric Erickson believes it's OK for Breitbart to post lies, and then if someone believes those lies, it's the others guys fault for believing. Breitbart is blameless. Ridiculous!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  26. Jewell

    Ms. Sherrod is not a racist. Her heart softened just as Byrd and Wallace’s heart soften. If Ms. Sherrod was truly as racist, she would not have gone as far as she did to help the white farmer. She saved the farmer from losing his farm!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  27. Nancy in Oregon

    Breitbart is a man who has no self-insight, I think.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  28. Heyward

    I have don't recall one Democrat or Liberal doing what Andrew Breitbart has done on several occasions. Anderson suggest others have done the same or equivalent to what he did,can he name them.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  29. Lori, CA

    Both parties are wrong to some degree. As a public official, Ms. Sherrod was responsible for enforcing the policies and law of the agency she was representing. In my opinion, the fact that she had to think about doing the right thing makes her unsuitable for the position she was in. Breitbart was wrong for editing the tape and in a misleading way.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  30. jane

    Anderson, you are spot on about the state of "journalism" today. The hateful comments made by "commentators" and talking heads only serve to cause more division and hate. I have almost stopped watching any "news" because, like you said, people don't care about the truth anymore.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  31. vic , nashville tn

    I am conservative real conservative will man up apologies Shirley Sherrod

    July 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  32. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Great report Randi on Andrew Breitbart!

    No way can he be called a journalist. He does not practice the tenets of the industry to verify, confirm and research. Character assassination is exactly what he did to Ms. Sherrod this week. How appalling this is.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  33. Nancy in Oregon

    It's a sad society in many ways now, Emily. And many support and fund it!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  34. Adriana

    It's such a shame all this thing happened...politics is so dirty sometimes and it's too bad that a hard working person was involved in this mess...

    July 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  35. Nancy Jones

    God be with all of us here on the gulf coast. This oil is gonna be like a great big SNEEEZE if this storm turns into anything significant that comes ashore. If they couldn't control it , and get it out of the water, How will they handle it once it is all over our land, homes, businesses etc. what a big ol mess. I hate to think that we all have seen this coming.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  36. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    I would like to see Mrs. Sherrod be given an exsecutive position we need some intelegent people running things .

    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Heather and Emily....
    That's my point is he should not take post his comment his blog, that was outraged by other people and media, it was uncalled for him.... That is not unacceptable his behavior right now. Good point, Both!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  38. Eric in Phoenix

    Briebart is a threat to our freedoms.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  39. carolyn j

    hello all.
    oh wow this story has been so interesting and sad.
    because it show's how sensitive our race relations are in the usa.
    i have been in many countriesand never got looked at as a black women.
    but here in america, if i walk into a upscale resturant, store.. i want in as a black women.
    this man has dug a hole... and his prejudice is showing..

    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Breitbart is a sad man; he needs professional help!"

    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  41. Nicole The Netherlands

    Breitbart this this on purpose. scary tactics

    July 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  42. Veda

    What happened to Mrs. Sherrod is a modern day lynching that happens all too often to poor people and people of color in the United States. Behaviors like this have been experienced by the disenfranchised people of America for way too long. Situations like this will never change until we as a people begin to examine our hearts and address with transparency and honesty the real issues related to race and economics in this country.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  43. Emily

    A "Hollywood" blog (also)?
    Sounds like another person looking for a (regular) Reality TV show..

    July 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  44. Nancy in Oregon

    It's true, Breitbart does understand a huge amount about the appetite people have for red meat.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  45. Heidi Berg

    Why would she want to even go that rout on trying to get conpensated for what he has done. If it was me and I was making a speech about racism and then had all that media about the speech no matter good or bad it would in my eyes seem that it helped the cause in the long way and to take money for it is a slap on Gods face

    July 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  46. Shirley

    Shirley Sherrod has possibilities of becoming the new "Martin Luther King, Jr." of our generation if she remains positive and decides not to sue.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  47. Gail Duncan

    So where are the folks following Breitbart? Just who take his word for truth?

    July 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  48. Michael - Huntington Beach, CA.

    I hope Shirley Sherrod will return to her former job or be offered a better one with U.S. government. This is a perfect opportunity for Americans to put aside their differences and have more love and respect for each other. Thank you Anderson Cooper and the AC360 team for another excellent report!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  49. lisal -canada

    ms sherrod kind of embodies what "the strength and courage to go on" is about – inspiring

    July 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  50. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The race card is getting way, way overused. Most who opposed Obama do so for his policies. Most who support him, the same.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
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