Shirley Sherrod may have found an unlikely ally: Glenn Beck.
Beck said today that it’s possible she “deserves her job back.”
Beck said on his show that he is “puzzled by this,” and compared the situation to “taking a videotape of me at an AA meeting where I say, ‘And you know what, I have to tell you something. I was drunk everyday. I was completely out of control,” and stopping the tape before he said he found Jesus.
Beck continued: “There’s enough there that makes you say ‘hmm,’ but it’s the only tape that I have seen on her. The only one.” He added that the NAACP made a statement saying that they plan to talk to Sherrod and and watch the video before making a further statement. “When was the last time the NAACP didn’t give someone the benefit of the doubt right away who was African-American?”
“Now if she is relating a story from1986 to make a point about how her racial perceptions have changed, this woman deserves her job back. Again, me at AA. Something is definitely wrong here,” Beck said.