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Media Growing Bored With Cindy Sheehan Story

It looks like Mother Sheehan is finally getting her oft expressed wish that the media stop paying attention to her.

I was all set to post an excerpted transcript of al-Sheehan’s historic appearance before the National Press Club the other day. But it turns out that Rush Limbaugh has already done us the favor:

Sad Sack Sheehan Cast Aside

October 28, 2005

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RUSH: This is hilarious. Just to show you how fast the Democrats drop you when you become worthless. You remember back this past summer and going into the month of September, the celebrity in this country was Cindy Sheehan. She was the face of the Democratic anti-war movement. She was the face of the Democratic base. She was the person we needed to run for office, people like Cindy Sheehan. Yesterday she showed up — I’m sorry, it was this morning — at the National Press Club. She spoke to a nearly empty room. There were only a couple of foreign journalists there. Zilch attendance. Nobody cared that Cindy Sheehan was speaking today. She gave her opinion on possible indictments, and I guess she’s as qualified as anybody else in the media to comment on this. Unidentified foreign reporter, one of two or three in the room, said, "Big news in Washington today as the grand jury is finally reaching the conclusion in its term of the Wilson affair. I was wondering how you analyze Dick Cheney’s role in it."

SAD SACK: I haven’t — I’ve been really busy so I haven’t got to like analyze a lot of things but I believe that the corruption goes all the way to the top, and that this is encouraging to me because I believe the investigations are going to continue, especially after the indictments, and that’s all that we’ve been asking for for a long time. These indictments I think are wonderful to be able to actually to expose the lies, expose these people for what they are.

RUSH: Well, Cindy, the indictment today doesn’t expose any lie about going to war, doesn’t expose any lie about Valerie Plame, at least in outing her. It has nothing to do with the central theme of the case. Now, a reporter from the [terrorist] French News Agency, Jerome Bernard, says, "Jerome Bernard from AFP. How do you expect to keep the momentum in the coming months for your movement? What kind of actions are you planning?" Meanwhile, these questions are asked with nobody in the room. She has no momentum. She’s got this guy from the agency, the French News Agency, and one other or two other reporters there, and that’s it.

SAD SACK: There’s several major actions coming up. On November 2nd it’s national — help me — help me out here. It’s (laughing). Drive Out the Bush Regime, the World Can’t Wait. It’s a national day of — I can’t think this morning. It’s a national day of… strikes. Strikes and rallies and vigils.

RUSH: What a joke.

SAD SACK: The first anniversary of the last election, and that’s going to — and there’s hundreds of events all over the country.

RUSH: She doesn’t even know, she doesn’t even know what’s coming, she doesn’t know what’s going on, she can’t tell the dates, she has no clue what’s happening. This is the leader of the anti-war left who has just been cast aside and flicked away by the left as the useless creature that she is. So the Italian news agency reporter, Marco Bardazzi, says, "I want an update on your legal situation. How many times have you been arrested and what kind of legal problems do you face now? And second, are you concerned by the fact that it seems that you have much, much less media coverage now than in the past few weeks?"

SAD SACK: I don’t ever want the media coverage to be on me. I’ve only focused — I’ve only wanted to focus on being on the Iraq war, and I believe that the media in our country really also abrogated their responsibility to be checks and balances on our government, that our media sometimes only reports the press releases they get from the White House and they don’t do any investigative reporting. They don’t ask the hard questions.

RUSH: You know, she almost has a point here. They really don’t do any investigating. They just do a bunch of supposing. They do a bunch of assuming, and then they go out and cover their assumptions as though they’re reality, and they set up their agenda and their cycle, and they look through the prism of "This is the news today," and it turns out it’s the news they hope happens. That’s literally what it’s become. Here’s the news we hope to happen as though it is happening and as though it has happened, and there she is at the National Press Club saying all of this — and she doesn’t want media coverage! She doesn’t want the focus to be on her, and yet she’s at the National Press Club! Some people call this woman a moon bat, other people call her a dingbat. She’s just a sad sack. She’s been totally used. Her grief has been soaked up by a bunch of people who just want to use and exploit her, and we see here that she’s just out of here league. She doesn’t even know what her next protests are and what they’re about. She thinks the media have constitutional checks and balance responsibilities and so forth. But this is the angel of the left, folks. This is their guiding light.

END TRANSCRIPT

I wonder which of her handlers taught her how to say "abrogated"?

Here are some photos of Mother Sheehan doing her best to avoid the limelight:

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan is arrested by U.S. Park Police officers outside the White House during a protest Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. Sheehan’s son Casey was killed in Iraq.

Which reminds me, I’ve got to stock up on Halloween candy for the trick or treaters.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, October 29th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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