Sheehan has two more “supporters”

Picture courtesy of Politics of Truth websiteAl SharptonRev. Al Sharpton and Joseph Wilson.

‘Nuff said on the "support" front.

In related news, Ms. Sheehan is planning a bus tour, spanning three weeks, with the ‘finale’ being in Washington, DC on September 24.

I hope there is a massive counter-Sheehan demonstration planned for DC that day.

In the meantime, make sure to check out the Move American Forward "You Don’t Speak for Me, Cindy!" tour page.   If you happen to attend one of their counter demonstrations, please make sure to recap it here for us or shoot me an email!

More:  Cindy’s latest at the Huffington Post (which has become almost a fan club center for Ms. Sheehan).  One commenter in that thread was the voice of sanity:

As a former member of the Air Force (seperated in June), I am of the opinion that you are accomplishing exactly the opposite of what you apparently set out to do. The fact that you had to be reminded that you started out doing this for your son (which I don’t doubt was your original motivation, as misguided as it might have been) shows to me that you’ve lost sight of what it is you really want. You are helping to demoralize our men and women in the armed services when you cry that their friends, brothers, and sisters have died for nothing. You shame them when you call them pawns in a game for greed and profit. These were, are, Casey’s brothers and sisters, and you’re not doing them any good.

If you want to protest the war, if you want to call Bush names and curse on television, go ahead. But stop claiming that you’re doing it for the "children" overseas, and admit that you’re doing it to assuage your own guilt and despair. Most of them believe in what they’re doing, all of them volunteered to do it, and the best way to save them now is to let them win so that twenty years from now a new generation doesn’t have to fight a new Iraqi dictator born out of America leaving a job unfinished.

Posted by: Airman on August 25, 2005 at 08:09AM  


Media hypocrisy watch

Seth at Say Anything notes the media’s hypocrisy (yes, I know using the word "media" and "hypocrisy" in the same sentence is a bit redundant but anyway …) regarding their round-the-clock coverage of Pat Robertson’s advocation for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s assassination (Pat has apologized, BTW) versus their scant coverage of Clinton senior advisor George Stephanopoulos, who wrote a piece for Newsweek back in 1997 that had the headline: Why We Should Kill Saddam.

Anyone else remember hearing/reading about this back in 1997? I don’t.  If it did get any coverage, it was a mere blip on the radar screen next to the coverage Pat’s gotten the last couple of days.  While I condemned Pat’s remarks, I also condemn (once again) the media’s obvious double standards.

Hat tip to Rob Port of the Say Anything blog, who cross-posted this at Wizbang, where he is guest blogging.

Linking up with OTB’s Traffic Jam and the Mudville Gazette’s open post.

NYTimes spins good news into bad

This is just yet one more reason to question the media’s objectivity (or lack thereof) and a classic example of spinning positive news into negative.  And Col. Thomas Spoehr is not happy.  Kelly says:

Spoehr is the director of materiel on the Army staff. He had a good news story to tell Moss, which Moss converted into a bad news story.

Make sure to read the whole thing.

Hat tip: Anchoress 

Afternoon update: Here’s Jack Kelly’s Jewish World Review column on this is up.

Also,  Powerline catches AP reporter Angela Brown telling a whopper.  John’s conclusion:

It’s hard to escape the conclusion that Angela Brown is abusing her position as an AP reporter to cheerlead for Cindy Sheehan and the antiwar Democrats, even if she has to fudge the facts to do it.

Right on.   (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

Comments Part 2

As noted a couple of days ago, I disabled my Spam Karma 2 as there were still some posts getting through that SK2 wasn’t blocking but should have been and in addition to that, I had a couple of other issues with SK2.  So I started using Word Press’ blacklist and moderation features which seems to be working well.

However, I’ve just now taken off the blacklist word list every blacklist word and put it on the moderation list instead … I fear some legit comments were eaten by the extra sensitive blacklist word list.  Posts submitted with those words (or similar sounding words) are deleted without notification to me (that’s a WordPress thing, not mine). 

Soooo, having said that, I sincerely apologize if anyone has submitted a legit post that has not gotten through here.  I’m still working through understanding how spam lists work, and the whole purpose of it is to keep the blog free from spam crap, banned commenters, and trolls, not legit commenters.  So from here on out, there are no blacklist words that will send any post straight to the delete bin.  Since all comments are on moderation anyway, I can just delete the spam and troll messages stuck in moderation and approve legit messages.   Again, please accept my sincerest apologies if any of you have submitted a post that is legit that never made it onto the board.  The problem most likely was with that blacklist, which has now been corrected. 

If you have submitted a comment to me that you think might have gotten auto-deleted by mistake because of the sensitive nature of the blacklist word list, please submit it again as things should be ok now …. feel free to email me or post comments here in this comments section if questions.

Please don’t get frustrated with me … I’m still learning the spam filter ropes.  Patience is a virtue, ya know ;)