For just over a month, now, the echoing whisper of “Pigford” has drifted down into the dungeons. A little information was found– settlements for lawsuits rife with fraud and paid with taxpayer dollars. But, the other whisper that came with that name was “Breitbart will be addressing this, soon. . .”
Well, and so he has. BigGovernment (ed. Yes, there was a typo before, fixed it) today is overflowing with Pigford. (Emphasis mine)
I stumbled on the Pigford story in my defense of the Tea Party, so it’s a sweet irony that the Pigford story is exactly the kind of mess that makes the Tea Party so necessary. Politicians and trial attorneys bonded together to rip off the taxpayer, and even those farmers that were discriminated against were royally screwed.
Let me be clear, our investigation convincingly leads us to believe the USDA practiced discrimination against black farmers. Those wrongs must be rectified. But Pigford is wrought with a grotesque amount of fraud, while the truly aggrieved were mostly left high and dry.
The Pigford tale is about government run amok. It is also an indictment of the American media that is so blinded by ideology that it missed the big story yet again because taking out a political enemy was far more expedient. And furthermore it is why the American people need the Tea Party and new media as a checks and balances on corrupt politicians and their corrupt journalist counterparts.
There’s much, much more. Links for your perusal:
Me & Mrs. Sherrod (quote above was taken from this link)
I’m sure, once others have had a chance to catch up, there will be more. And more from Breitbart. And I may have a few words to share as well.
It certainly seems as though this Pigford settlement has a deeper purpose. And think about Michelle Obama’s healthy food campaign.Is this all interrelated?
Hn. More coming.
(Update 1700 EST) More linkage:
Credit Where It’s Due: Huffpu Gets One Right (I generally don’t link to HuffPo on principle)
Yes, most linkage is currently from the Bigs. I expect this will change soon enough.