Check out this lead in The Washington Post:
"CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 12 -- Cindy Sheehan vaulted into national consciousness this month on the power of her story as the grieving mother of a fallen soldier."
Oh really? The Post et al. continually reminds us the War on Terro has produced no significant result (50 million human beings liberated from tyranny? So what? A dangerous and tyrannical enemy replaced by a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Middle East? Big deal. Thousands of Jihadists sent to meet Allah? Whoop-dee-do.) other than nearly two-thousand fallen soldiers, most of whom presumably have grieving mothers. So why is the story of this deeply disturbed woman, Cindy Sheehan, supposedly so powerful, and not the others? The glaring fact is that Cindy Sheehan's anti-Bush hysterics are the exception that proves the rule, i.e. that the vast majority of those grieving mothers are proud that their sons gave their life in a great and noble cause, and support the President and the War? Think about it, if Cindy Sheehan represents the norm, why is she such a big story?
Remember the State of the Union address last January, when the Iraqi woman with the purple thumb embraced the Red State mother of a fallen U.S. Marine? Oh how the media elites sneered at this "stagecraft" and "emotional manipulation." They wondered knowingly if the evil genius Karl Rove himself had perhaps assigned their seating, so as to facilitate the photo-op.
But Cindy Sheehan, like the Jersey Girls, Richard Clark, Joseph Wilson, or anyone else willing to take a shot a G.W., is presumptively granted the purest and noblest of motives (evidently Casey Sheehan's extended family doesn't agree in this case), and the ever-vigilant watchdog media shows not the slightest curiosity to know who Cindy Sheehan's handlers are, as they would if her name were, say Paula Jones (speaking of which, try to imagine Karl Rove going on the cable news shows to say, "Cindy Sheehan? If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."). Nor is Old Media interested in reporting Cindy Sheehan's obsessive Jew-hating rants, or wondering why exactly it is that she finds solidarity with David Duke.
It's stunning how uncurious the Leftist Media can be in the interest of the greater object of making America lose.
Has Cindy Sheehan truly "vaulted (as if she propelled herself and the media just showed up to report the story like they would report a building on fire, just as curious as everyone else to know what's going on) into the national consciousness"? And do you think anybody lame-brained enough to fall for these cheap tricks is not already a loyal Democrat voter?