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Take Action! Demand FOX News Retract Cindy Sheehan Lie


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A little while ago, at 2:05 PM ET, FOX News Live reported a vicious lie about Cindy Sheehan without bothering to provide the source.

Laurie Dhue introduced the segment by saying snidely that Cindy Sheehan is the "so-called Peace Mom," as if that in itself is something distasteful.

Molly Henneberg reported from Crawford, TX that Sheehan "says America is not worth dying for." Rather than provide a specific source or a clip, Henneberg merely told the audience Sheehan said that "back in April at a rally in San Francisco for a lawyer convicted of providing support to terrorists." Perhaps the reason no clip or source was provided was because Henneberg completely distorted what Sheehan said.

In fact, Iraq was the country Sheehan said was not worth dying for, as this complete quote from a transcript at wikipedia shows:

I'm going all over the country telling moms: "This country is not worth dying for. If we're attacked, we would all go out. We'd all take whatever we had. I'd take my rolling pin and I'd beat the attackers over the head with it. But we were not attacked by Iraq." {applause}

Funny, but Henneberg did show a clip of something else Sheehan said at the same rally: "If he thinks that it's so important for Iraq to have a U.S.-imposed sense of freedom and democracy, then he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls. They need to go this war. They need to fight."

Why provide the clip on the second but not the first quote, which was the one highlighted by the story? Could it be because it was bogus and FOX News knew it?

Contact FOX News and demand a retraction:

Call FOX News
1-888-369-4762

Email FOX News
feedback@Foxnews.com

Molly Henneberg
molly.henneberg@foxnews.com

Laurie Dhue
laurie.dhue@foxnews.com

Thanks to our reader, Dan C for alerting us about this.

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Sheehan spoke at an April San Francisco State University rally in support of Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in February of providing material aid to terrorists. Here's an excerpt:

I was raised in a country by a public school system that taught us that America was good, that America was just. America has been killing people . . . since we first stepped on this continent, we have been responsible for death and destruction. I passed on that bulls**t to my son and my son enlisted. I'm going all over the country telling moms: "This country is not worth dying for." If we're attacked, we would all go out. We'd all take whatever we had. I'd take my rolling pin and I'd beat the attackers over the head with it. But we were not attacked by Iraq. We might not even have been attacked by Osama bin Laden if 9/11 was their Pearl Harbor to get their neo-con agenda through and, if I would have known that before my son was killed, I would have taken him to Canada. I would never have let him go and try and defend this morally repugnant system we have. The people are good, the system is morally repugnant. . . .

What they're saying, too, is like, it's okay for Israel to have nuclear weapons. But Iran or Syria better not get nuclear weapons. It's okay for the United States to have nuclear weapons. It's okay for the countries that we say it's okay for. We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now. It's okay for them to have them, but Iran or Syria can't have them. It's okay for Israel to occupy Palestine, but it's--yeah--and it's okay for Iraq to occupy--I mean, for the United States to occupy Iraq, but it's not okay for Syria to be in Lebanon.

Earlier in April, at a speech before the United Methodist Church in Venice, Calif., Sheehan likened Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to "Hitler and Stalin" and was particularly lurid in describing her hatred of Rumsfeld's then-deputy:

As soft-spoken and sincere-sounding as Paul Wolfowitz is, is there yet any sane adult in this country whose skin does not crawl when this murderous liar opens his mouth and speaks?

She concluded: "In their secret hiding places, while celebrating newly won fortunes with their fellow brass, these men must surely congratulate themselves with orgies of carnal pleasure as they mock the multitudes who are yet so blind as to mistake them for God's devoted servants."

Hey righties, the TRUTH hurts, doesn't it?

This sounds like the Cindy Sheehan who is articulate and can be very blunt when called for and now, as well as then, bluntness is called for. The lies and distortion are going to get even more intense over the next week or so as Bush & Co. seek to extricate themselves from their downward spiral. Their problem is that they, by necessity, must be inconsistent because they fabricate information to fit the moment. When intelligent individuals put the pieces together or "connect the dots", it is readily apparent that more lies and deceit have been offered to cover for the previous lies and deceit. Cindy Sheehan's message had been consistent all along and that is because of one simple factor, TRUTH is on her (our) side!

As a lawyer, I have always counseled clients that the easiest path is to tell the truth. The truth is always the same. If you fabricate a story or lie, you have to remember all the details of your fabrication and one could very easily miss an important point in the future which will lead to the unravelling of the whole story. Truth just requires one to recall the same facts over and over and over. Quite simple, really.

I know my children demand to kbow my views..

.. where I stand.

What I believe..

I would be so ashamed to be a Faux Citizen

Fox "News" in the US and Sky "News" in the UK - when Bush & Bliar (not a spelling mistake) are in jail we will come back to these scum bags and liars

They sold us out for a few shekels...

We will never forgive and never forget.

Fox News - what a bunch of pathological liars. They might as well call it the Bush News station.

I sent emails to them but I doubt they will pay any attention. The best way to fight the MSM is not to support them - turn the corporate news off!

But, I am glad that someone monitors and points out their lies anyway. Media Matters for America is very good at doing that.

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