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National Review's Annoying Byron York Writes:

Without Internet, U.S. Would Be a "Fascist State"

Cindy Sheehan, the woman whose soldier son was killed in Iraq and who is
now camping by a road in Crawford, Texas demanding a meeting with
President Bush, on Wednesday thanked a group of antiwar bloggers for
supporting her, saying that without the Internet, America would be a
"fascist state."

"This is something that can't be ignored," Sheehan said during a
conference call with bloggers representing sites like,, and "They can't ignore us, and
they can't put us down. Thank God for the Internet, or we wouldn't know
anything, and we would already be a fascist state."

"Our government is run by one party, every level," Sheehan continued, "and
the mainstream media is a propaganda tool for the government." Sheehan
also called the 2004 presidential election "the election, quote-unquote,
that happened in November."

The conference call was moderated by Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who
managed former Vermont governor Howard Dean's presidential campaign in
2003 and 2004. It was also organized by another Democratic strategist, Bob
Fertik of (During the conference, Fertik said that for the
purposes of the call, he was representing yet another website, the antiwar
site Finally, Jodie Evans of the anti-war group
Code Pink also took part in running the sometimes-chaotic call. Trippi has
posted a recording of the call on his own website,

Also taking part in the call was Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky,
a frequent participant in progressive political conferences and anti-war
events. Schakowsky took part in an unofficial Democratic hearing on the
Downing Street Memo conducted last June in Washington. Sheehan testified
at that hearing, giving a painful and moving account of seeing her son in
his coffin.

On the call, Sheehan complained that she was suffering from a sore throat
and a fever after being doused by thunderstorms. But she vowed to stay in
Texas. There are only three things that would prompt her to leave, she
said: "a good meeting with the president, the end of August, or I get

- Byron York, NR's White House correspondent, is the author of the book
The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic
Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted
Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President - and Why They'll Try Even
Harder Next Time.


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It sickens me to know your son died so people like you could be safe and free. You not only dishonor our presidenet you dishonor your son.

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