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What is most interesting is that the press gives this little bunch of people who are protesting with Cindy so much air time without discussing Cindy's background. This is a case of more press bias.

It has been pointed out on just a couple of media outlets that Cindy divorced her first husband and left her son with him to be raised while she became a political activist for the Democrat Party. She had very little to do with her son in his growing years.

She remarried. The 1st husband remarried. The original father raised the son with his new wife. They miss their son and mourn the loss of his life. They have stated that they are very proud of their son and that they agree with the stance of America in Iraq and on terror. They said that their son was eager to serve and to go fight the terrorists in Iraq. He volunteered. How many news stations carried their interview? Not many.

So the son dies in Iraq and then Cindy shows up to make a stink. She gets an audience with Bush. That was not enough. She goes to Crawford and demands another audience. How many news stations carry the ongoing saga of Cindy? Practically all of them. Cindy didn't care about her son. She let another woman raise him. Cindy doesn't care about the other soldiers in Iraq. Cindy cares about her liberal, feminist agenda and about using the death of her son to lobby against Republicans and Bush. And the press is helping her. Why?

Then a few days ago, Cindy's 2nd husband filed for a divorce from Cindy. Cindy sounds like a feminist opportunist who did not have the sense of responsibility to even raise her own son. It looks like her 2nd husband is fed up with Cindy. We Middle Americans should be fed up with Cindy also. We should be fed up with the press. They manipulate us into their "group think" and into the responses that they want on their polls.

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Patrick and Cindy Sheehan were high school sweethearts married for 28 years until Patrick recently filed for divorce from Cindy.

So, I think I will stick with mainstream press over Roger Hedgecock. He is the one who spewed this information on air based on misinformation. Of course, it was then posted on the right wing blogs as gospel truth.

Here is a link to the dreaded mainstream media which confirms that Patrick Sheehan (Casey's father) just recently filed for divorce from Cindy Sheehan (Peace Mom).

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8966183/

I don't necessarily agree with Cindy Sheehan, but the spreading of this lie must end. It's people like this that make me more liberal every day.

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I have nothing but sympathy for Cindy and Patrick. Very difficult indeed to have a child in the Military at this time.
I would find my heart torn over the whole issue except that my daughter is quite capable of deciding how to spend her life, she herself chose what she's doing with 100% of her Dad's and my backing. And she chooses with full knowledge of eminent danger. We're very proud of her.
I have friends who vehemently express their desire that their children NOT go into the Military and I respect that, wholeheartedly.

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I believe that was a comment sent to snopes for verification, not snopes himself posting.

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Which is why it was up here in Urban Legends, rather then down in SLC central.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
It looks like her 2nd husband is fed up with Cindy. We Middle Americans should be fed up with Cindy also. We should be fed up with the press. They manipulate us into their "group think" and into the responses that they want on their polls.

We "Middle Americans"? [Confused]

Is that like Americans who are 3 to 4 feet high, with really hairy feet that look after the One Ring?

And it's good to know that people like this are fighting against that "group think". We really ought to move, as a country, to that "group non-think". [Razz]

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Originally posted by snopes:
..We Middle Americans should be fed up with Cindy also...

We "Middle Americans"? [Confused]

Is that like Americans who are 3 to 4 feet high, with really hairy feet that look after the One Ring?

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