By Ed Morrissey
February 10, 2011
Andrew Breitbart held a press conference today on the Pigford controversy, and it began with high-profile Congresswoman Michele Bachman’s introduction. Bachmann asked why Eric Holder has yet to investigate the allegations of widespread fraud. Bachmann said that “people are milking the system for all it’s worth,” and that the money belongs to black farmers who actually suffered discrimination. “We have a tremendous story to tell today,” Bachmann said, calling it “a stunning story.”
Breitbart introduced a new video today by recapping his seven-month involvement in the case, and introduced a black farmer who was cut out of the settlement process that Breitbart claimed was a “fraud” that allowed a much larger group of people to claim damages than actually ever farmed. The “attempted to farm” standard was a deliberate structure that essentially became a redistribution scheme and a way for class-action attorneys to milk the US government.