Oh, that liberal media! Powerline finds some deliberate lies ( I will not stoop to call them "misrepresentations") in AP reporting on kindly Mother Sheehan:
The article concludes with an outright whopper:
Sheehan and other grieving families met with Bush about two months after her son died last year, before reports of faulty prewar intelligence surfaced and caused her to become a vocal opponent of the war.
As anyone who has followed this story knows, this claim is utterly false. Sheehan has always been a "vocal opponent of the war;" her opposition had nothing to do with "reports of faulty prewar intelligence." By her own account, as we noted here, Sheehan was bitterly opposed to the war before her son Casey re-enlisted in August 2003:
I begged Casey not to go. I told him I would take him to Canada. I told him I would run over him with a car, anything to get him not to go to that immoral war. *** The U.N. weapon inspectors were saying there were no weapons of mass destruction. So I believed all along that this invasion was unnecessary and that there was some other agenda behind it besides keeping America safe.
So, far from having been turned into a "vocal opponent" some time after her son's death, Ms. Sheehan already considered the war "immoral" before he re-enlisted in 2003, and she never did believe the intelligence about WMDs.
Click the link here http://powerlineblog.com/archives/011455.php to see more media propoganda in support of this psycho-b*tch...
And who is paying for this non-stop anti-American media circus? The usual suspects, alas...via LGF http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=17241_Mama_Moonbats_PR_Machine&only :
...bills are being paid for by True Majority, a non-profit set up by Ben Cohen — of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream fame. Ben Cohen, True Majority: “People are willing to listen to her and we want to do as much as we can to make her voice heard.”
Cohen’s group has teamed up with Berkeley based MoveOn.org, an anti-Bush group co-founded by Joan Blades. Earlier this month, MoveOn helped organize anti-war vigils in support of Cindy Sheehan.
Current Democratic National Party Chair Howard Dean’s organization Democracy for America is also involved, as is the more radical anti-war group Code Pink organized by San Francisco’s Medea Benjamin.
Money donated through these groups and others is helping to pay for Gold Star families whose children have been killed in Iraq to attend anti-Bush protests.
This week Simi Valley California Gold Star wife Melanie House flew to Idaho for a protest and then flew to Crawford.
ABC7’s Mark Matthews: “Can you tell us if you’re getting help in airfare to come down here?”
Melanie House: “What difference does that make?”
All the difference in the world, House...and it seems as if you know it. I've predicted it before, and I'll say it again - this will blow up in the face of the Democratic Party and their flunkys in the mainstream media; and I cannot wait to see it.
I'll veer off of Sheehan and stick with my media-bashing for a moment; click to Ann Althouse here http://althouse.blogspot.com/2005/08/about-roberts-states-rights-and-that.html and see how the New York Times turns this comment by future Supreme Court Justice John Roberts -
" a hapless toad that, for reasons of its own, lives its entire life in California."
-into the following conclusion:
It suggests that Judge Roberts - who broke with even a majority of the conservative judges on his court - may hold extreme states' rights views, the kind that could sharply limit Congress's power to protect ordinary Americans...
Quite a leap; one that can only be made by our intellectual superiors on the Left, of course...