posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 01:55 PM
Originally posted by junglejake
You know, we don't know that she was paid off by anyone. I feel truely sorry for her loss, I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child.
My biggest problem with this issue isn't Cindy Sheehan, it's the media coverage.
Jake, I so appreciate your compassion and your openmindedness about Ms. Sheehans right to change her mind and to protest.
As regards the media, who knows why they glom onto one story and ignore others? I don't know about you but:
- 8 weeks of intensive coverage of a kidnapping in Aruba is enough!
- I know all I need to know about the BTK killer. He's had is 15 minutes, yet he's still in the news today!
- Jennifer and Brad and Angelina and Tom Cruise can all go take a bath together for all I care, but the NEWS media can't seem to leave them alone.
The pap covered in the MSM isn't worth reading or watching!
The Sheehan story just happens to be of the liberal persuasion so it looks like it's the liberal media at work. There are plenty of pro-Bush and
pro-war and pro-administration-hero type stories in the news.
Every time the media shows Rumsfeld or Bush as some kind of upstanding honorable people, that could be considered right-leaning media. When they show
an anti-war protest, it's considered left-leaning. It seems that whenever there is a 'left' story, y'all start crying about the liberal media.
What you don't remember or realize is that most of the time, it's been conservative media, it just feels right to you so you don't see the bias.
But whenever there's a story that leans to the left, it gets your attention and cries of "Liberal Media!" come out of the woodwork.
BTW, Sheehan isn't on cnn, MSNBC or yahoo today. Where is this coverage you're seeing?