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Where’s the Coverage of Cindy Sheehan?

Posted By Jason Ditz On August 21, 2009 @ 6:17 pm In News | Comments Disabled

With President Barack Obama heading to Martha’s Vineyard for a long vacation away from touting the “success” of the Iraq War and promoting the Afghan War’s escalation this weekend, he is going to be greeted with a lot of ads critical of his health care plan [1]. And something else, or rather someone else [2].

Cindy Sheehan [3].

Remember her? The public face of the antiwar movement who hounded President Bush for years after her son was killed in Iraq in April 2004. The woman who expressed exasperation when the Democratic Congress which was swept to power largely on antiwar sentiment failed to do anything about ending the wars [4].

She’s back, or really she never left, but you might not have heard anything about her in awhile. And you might not be hearing about her now, unless you’re reading sites like ours or the Washington Examiner [5]. The Bush Administration gave way to the Obama Administration, and while the wars are going as strong as ever, being antiwar is just so… passé now.

At least that’s the impression you’d get watching the cable news. According to Sheehan, the mainstream media “wants me to go away like most of the rest of the anti-war movement has done under the Obama presidency [6].” Cindy isn’t going away though, and she’ll be shadowing the president’s vacation just as she did with the last one. The only question is, will anyone cover it?


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[1] a lot of ads critical of his health care plan: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/08/21/conservative_group_aims_ad_at.html?wprss=44

[2] someone else: http://www.mvtimes.com/marthas-vineyard/news/2009/08/20/news-briefs.php

[3] Cindy Sheehan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Sheehan

[4] who expressed exasperation when the Democratic Congress which was swept to power largely on antiwar sentiment failed to do anything about ending the wars: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/28/sheehan/index.html

[5] the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/ABCs-Charles-Gibson-to-Cindy-Sheehan-Thanks-for-your-sacrifice-Now-get-lost-53803917.html

[6] wants me to go away like most of the rest of the anti-war movement has done under the Obama presidency: http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2009/08/enough-already-by-cindy-sheehan.html

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