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Brandon Crocker should take heart. In all likelihood, mainstream folks aren’t taking mainstream media seriously these days. To illustrate my point, Associated Press Online reported some “68,000 wounded so seriously as to be unable to return to duty” — when, in point of fact, the figure is less than 7,000. This misreporting (reported by Brit Hume on FNC) was changed, after being called on it by Army officials, on a later report without calling it a “correction.” An obvious fabrication like this does not inspire confidence in the AP.
Why anyone takes seriously the Cindy Sheehan sideshow eludes me. A slow pan of the crowd gathered there daily, allowing the television viewer to “count the house,” would relieve most of the anxiety we are asked to feel about the impact she is having.
Look, the population of the U.S. in 2000 was 281,421,906. (That’s 281+ million for the Jay Leno crowd who don’t know who the vice president is.) In 1990 it was 248,709,873, so one may assume we have gained perhaps 20 million between 2000 and 2005. Compare the pathetic group down there straightening home-made crosses of the fallen, many of whose families do not even support Cindy’s cause. I’d say you could pretty well discount any imagined impact Cindy is having on the country. The COUNTRY, not the lugubrious left. Oh, wait — there is that negative impact — and for that I say Go, Cindy!
I read today that MoveOn.org claims a membership of 3.3 million. Well, we know what faith to put in anything MoveOn says. Shave whatever number you want from that and never come close to the truth. But, to be charitable, subtract 3 million from 281+ million to find the number of people who do not belong to MoveOn! Puts it in perspective.p>Reminds me of an old saying about the fly on the carriage wheel, overly impressed with himself, remarking, “Just see what a dust I make!” That is Cindy. By assisting her in inflating her ego, we only encourage this deranged woman, who thinks she can browbeat the man she has called a lying bastard, evil maniac, etc., into giving her a second hearing so she can hurl more invective in his face. Dream on, Cindy and waste your backers’ money. br> — Diane Smith br> South San Francisco, California /p> p> I challenge the so called media to give the true back ground of these “Left wing” groups. Finally a reporter on Fox came out and gave the truth of “Code Pink,” a far left group of pro-Castro activists Medea Benjamin and Leslie Cagan. Late last year they traveled to Iraq to donate $600,000 in cash to terrorist stronghold of Fallujah. That’s just the short version of their escapades. I am now reading David Horowitz’s book Radical Son
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?