Thursday, September 01, 2005

There were liberal groups involved?!?

A TAE reader notes a Washington Times article which points out that, with regard to Cindy Sheehan, big money liberal backers such as Moveon.org appear to be, um, moving on.
Powerful liberal advocacy groups such as MoveOn.org are taking a less active role in Cindy Sheehan's anti-war activities in the wake of criticism that they may have muddied her message.

The groups, which played a major role in Mrs. Sheehan's monthlong vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, are scaling back their involvement as Mrs. Sheehan prepares to leave Texas today on a bus tour to Washington.
The BBC’s audience would probably not know quite what to make of this news, given that they were never informed of the role that the groups were playing in the first place. A search of the BBC’s website for stories which include the words “Cindy Sheehan” and “moveon.org” returns a single story, in which we are told as an aside simply that “Around 1,600 vigils had been planned by liberal advocacy groups MoveOn.org Political Action, TrueMajority and Democracy for America.”

1 Comments:

Anonymous JohninLondon said...

I still see the Sheehan matter as an acid test of the BBC's objectivity in its reporting on the US political scene.

And it has failed that test totally. Nothing Mr Reynolds hs posted here or elsewhhere redeems the BBC's INCOMPLETE and thereby BIASED coverage of Sheehan.

The BBC swallowed the MoveOn and CodePink propaganda hook, line and sinker. Worse - they KNEW it was largely a propaganda stunt by peacenik extremists.

How are the mighty fallen. From being a beacon for freedom and truth to being a willing retailer of an obvious propaganda campaign.

Shame, shame, shame.

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