It’s Official

Cindy Sheehan is the new Natalee Holloway.

Please don’t misunderstand: I do not mock the pain of the loss Mrs. Sheehan has suffered with the death of her son. But the media coverage of this woman’s PR campaign has crossed the line into the realm of the bizarre. There are important things happening in the world.

For example, the existence of a large American military base in Israel and the implications of its presence if violence should break out over Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza. Or the disclosure of plans from Dick Cheney’s office to invade Iran after the next terror attack in the U.S.–whether Iran is responsible or not.

Instead, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and the networks prefer to go with Mrs. Sheehan. Network news is nothing more than “reality” television.

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