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.”