July 21st, 2010
02:58 PM ET
13 years ago

Gibbs: Sherrod is owed an apology

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/21/art.shirley.cnn.jpg caption ="Shirley Sherrod watched Wednesday’s White House daily press briefing live on CNN."] Washington (CNN) - White Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that Shirley Sherrod is "owed an apology. I would do that on behalf of this administration."

"A disservice was done. An apology was owed. That's what we've done," he told reporters at the White House.

"Decisions were made based on an incomplete set of facts," Gibbs said. "Members of this administration, members of the media, members of different political factions ... have all made determinations and judgments without a full set of facts."

Gibbs said that "we live in a culture (in which) things whip around, people want fast responses, (and) we want to give fast responses."

"One of the great lessons you take away from this is to ask all the questions first," he added.

Filed under: Robert Gibbs • Shirley Sherrod
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  1. nini

    Well not the first time we see kneejerk reactions from this WH.

    But the greater point is that why were you so afraid of Glen Beck?

    That’s what happens when you are not rooted in truth and honesty.

    July 21, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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