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Cindy Sheehan has officially jumped the shark

A while ago, I wrote a piece where I collected links to a bunch of the various outrageous statements Cindy Sheehan has made. I didn't judge her; I simply cited her own words, then stood back and let them do all the work.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina pushing her off the national stage, she appears to have grown more and more out of touch with reality. And her handlers and exploiters have done nothing, simply letting the train wreck continue.

Apparently in the spirit of "if you can't beat it, join it," their latest attempt to regain prominence is to hitch their wagon to Hurricane Katrina. And Mrs. Sheehan is shouting loudly, finding any excuse to blame President Bush for all that is wrong and evil and just plain bad about it.

Even to the point of singling out one thing that nearly everyone else agrees is a good thing.

I don't care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I don't care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don't care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest.

The military, nearly everyone agrees, has been the only body that has shone in the wake of Katrina. But not Mrs. Sheehan.


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» Murdoc Online linked with Remember Cindy Sheehan?

» Confederate Yankee linked with Cindy Sheehan: The Wolves You Feed

» A North American Patriot linked with Cindy Sheehan: The Top of the SHAME List

» Random Numbers linked with Cindy Sheehan: Your 15 Minutes is Up.

» http://acertainslantoflight.blogspot.com/2005/09/houston-police-chief-buckles-under.html linked with CINDY SHEEHAN EXPOSED AS A "HATER"

» New World Man - Unit One's in trouble linked with Cindy Sheehan reads New World Man

» Thoughts From Above linked with I Really Feel Sorry for Cindy Sheehan

» Oblogatory Anecdotes linked with Extreme Leftist Groups In League With Cindy Sheehan!

» Oblogatory Anecdotes linked with Extreme Leftist Groups In League With Cindy Sheehan!

» Abracadabrah linked with Who Knew?

» Jo's Cafe linked with SheeDevil Sheehan

Comments (44)

Well at least she's consist... (Below threshold)
Meezer:

Well at least she's consistant. It does seem like she's working hard to get to that top 2%, herself.

Yeah,But she has mov... (Below threshold)
Lew Clark:

Yeah,
But she has moved out of "Occupied Crawford". I wonder if her exit from Texas has anything to do with our 70,000 new residents that have a different opinion of George Bush than she does.


We've observed the whole tr... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

We've observed the whole transformation:

Passive Activism -> Sympathetic Figure -> Public Activism -> Desperate Activism -> Moonbatism -> Nuts, just plain Nuts

Let's see who finances her speaking tours or cameos now.

Ms sheehan has discovered a... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Ms sheehan has discovered a big wind bigger then all the hot air that her and her freinds at camp crazy has taken her right off the big time news too bad

Darth Rove strikes again. S... (Below threshold)

Darth Rove strikes again. She really should've used mylar in her hat instead of mere supermarket tinfoil.

The real story to me is why... (Below threshold)
NtvAmrcn:

The real story to me is why the "elite media" has stopped covering her. Especially as they covered her almost exclusively for several weeks. Everyone with half a brain knew who and what whe was long ago. Now that it is so blatant, even the elite media has abandoned her. What does that say for the elite media? I cannot call them MSM anymore. They are NOT mainstrean. They are only "elite" in their owm minds.

The sad little woman has ha... (Below threshold)
Jim:

The sad little woman has had a taste of fame and liked it. With the hurricane pushing her out of the news she had to say something insane like that to get back into the news.

I am not sure if she is nuts or is actually so stupid she believes what she says.

Jim, does it really matter.... (Below threshold)
NtvAmrcn:

Jim, does it really matter. Either way she has lost all credibility. That is if you thought she had any to begin with. Poor woman, she really has lost it.

Cindy Sheehan Sucks!...If y... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Cindy Sheehan Sucks!...If you will pardon the expression?

Give an idiot a stage and e... (Below threshold)
Todd:

Give an idiot a stage and enough time and they will make a fool out of themselves. She has...

I have made a fool out of m... (Below threshold)
NtvAmrcn:

I have made a fool out of myself many times during my lifetime. But this poor woman has completely lost her mind. She has become so pathetic I no longer dislike her. I just feel sorry for her.

Ntv--The MSM has stopped co... (Below threshold)

Ntv--The MSM has stopped covering her (for the moment) because her associations have gotten quite a bit more sinister. Read Power Line:

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/011697.php

Once she resurfaces in the media, her new associations will be quickly forgotten.

RE: NtvAmrcn's post (Septem... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

RE: NtvAmrcn's post (September 17, 2005 11:06 AM)

...But this poor woman has completely lost her mind. She has become so pathetic I no longer dislike her. I just feel sorry for her.

My swing in sentiment is just the reverse. I had empathy, initially, which turned to disgust as she exploited her son's death. There's a method to her "madness" as she presses her increasingly irrelevant memes. She'll be marching in NY (this w/e I believe) and the Katrina disaster expunged her from the front page to her certain disappointment. To attract the swarm that abandoned her during summer doldrums to cover the storm, she must become more shrill. Her handlers certainly suggested she try to work in Katrina to keep her relevant and to hit the contemporaneous keywords needed for timely exposure.

As you might notice, I have but disdain for this evolving charlatan. She'll have her audience and hopefully they'll find solace (and hopefully no coin) in their moonbattery. Fortunately, rational people will move forward, solve problems to the best of their abilities, and shake their heads at the growing trainwreck ever grateful they weren't aboard.

Wait a minute. We have got ... (Below threshold)

Wait a minute. We have got this all wrong. What the poor demented Ms. She-Hen is saying is that she wants to see Dick Cheney elevated to the presidency. That is what the result would be if Bush resigns or is removed from office.

Of course, I am assuming that she knows what the hell she is saying in the first place. Which assumes facts not in evidence....

I just went to Michael Moo... (Below threshold)
Jim:

I just went to Michael Mooreon's site to checkout what Cindy was writing and the idiot is actually complaining about the people beind 'forced' to leave. She said "The people in LA who were displaced have nice, if modest homes that are perfectly fine. I wonder why the government made them leave at great expense and uproot families who have been living in their communities for generations."

Gads, this woman is beneath contempt! The government forced them to leave????

The woman is not only stupid, but she is dishonest.

The MSM's initial attractio... (Below threshold)

The MSM's initial attraction to, increasing celebritization of, and subsequent abandonment of Cindy Sheehan reminds me very much of Franz Kafka's A Hunger Artist.

Perhaps the wall-to-wall Sh... (Below threshold)
BR:

Perhaps the wall-to-wall Sheehan coverage was also the answer to an MSM prayer: "Please Gaia, take the blogosphere's attention off Plame/Wilson, Judith Miller, Air America and Able Danger before we're called the ex-MSM !"

She didn't just go nuts. Sh... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

She didn't just go nuts. She always was. Her track record of being a moonbat precedes her son's death. I was never sympathetic to her. She exploited her son's death for her own pseudo-fame. To me, she actually comes across as glad her son was killed because it gave her a reason to get in front of a mike and camera.

She's just a pethetic waste of a human.

The real story to me is ... (Below threshold)

The real story to me is why the "elite media" has stopped covering her. Especially as they covered her almost exclusively for several weeks. Everyone with half a brain knew who and what whe was long ago. Now that it is so blatant, even the elite media has abandoned her. What does that say for the elite media?

Actually, it says that August is a slow news month. This is why Mrs. Sheehan's PR handlers blitzed the media during that month and not at some other time. Notice what has happened now that the MSM has real news to deal with, like Katrina and the Roberts hearings. Cindy has been pushed right off the radar screen and she's is resorting to saying more and more loopier things in order to try to get back into the spotlight. Her 15 minutes are up and she knows it.

Wavemaker, thanks for the l... (Below threshold)
BR:

Wavemaker, thanks for the literary reference :)
I went and read it here just now, and what a stunning comparison to the Sheehan circus!

OregonMuse,If that i... (Below threshold)
NtvAmrcn:

OregonMuse,
If that is the best they can come up with, my unsaid contention is correct. There has been plenty of real news all along. It is just not covered by the "elite media". And Mrs. Sheehan has become an embarrasment for them and none of them are going to touch her now with the proverbial "ten foot pole". She is toast. Done.

The real beauty of this is that the "elite media" is toast too. It might take a few years, but they are toast. Nobody believes them anymore. At least nobody who reads a little. And that number is growing daily!!!

NtvAmrcn' I cannot c... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

NtvAmrcn
' I cannot call them MSM anymore. They are NOT mainstream. '

Perhaps we should start referring to them as the ' Exempt Media ', since they are exempt from the Campaign Finance Reform laws and exempt from a lot of the other rules that the rest of us must follow. Captain's Quarters blog calls them the Exempt Media and I think that's a good term.

Hee, Les, I've been noticin... (Below threshold)
BR:

Hee, Les, I've been noticing more and more people are looking for an improvement to the "MSM" acronym, needing a stronger expression, almost like a barometer of our frustration with them. In a comment at Macsmind, a long-time newspaperman, Ron Franscell, wrote:

"...Clearly, things have changed. The idealism of young journalists has lost its edge, the world doesn't care too much what we say anymore, and the typewriter is a dusty decoration on my credenza. And now I -- and many like me -- have been demoted from "knight" to "MSM." This blogging acronym for "mainstream media" oozes a certain flippant disrespect, as if a life in journalism is not merely the least qualification for a blogger, but might even connote to Blogospherians an intolerable cowardice, arrogance or treachery."

[End of excerpt - it's worth reading his whole comment.
It was in this section at Macsmind.blogspot.com.]

My feeling on "Exempt Media" is that the left will take it literally and believe they have carte blanche to say anything as usual, without scrutiny or restraint, exempt from all discipline. I'm leaning more towards the concept of ex-mainstream, or XMSM, or has-been MSM, something like that. At least until they've gotten their ethics straightened up enough to rejoin the human race and provide a valuable, desired product.

RE: BR's post (September 17... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

RE: BR's post (September 17, 2005 02:21 PM)

...I'm leaning more towards the concept of ex-mainstream, or XMSM, or has-been MSM, something like that...

XMSM seems apropos. Or how about Sidestream Media? Media that is becoming a smokescreen of decreasing volume and of increasing toxicity.

Hi there, AD! I ge... (Below threshold)
BR:

Hi there, AD!

I get such a sense of relief when someone says it...
exactly!

"Smokescreen of decreasing volume and of increasing
toxicity"

Now you've tickled the rhyming imp in me :)

Sidestream Media
Slimestream Media...

Hee hee.

AnonymousDrivel," ... (Below threshold)
NtvAmrcn:

AnonymousDrivel,

" I had empathy, initially, which turned to disgust as she exploited her son's death. "

That is the way I felt for a long time at first. Then I felt the same discust as you. But now, I just feel sorry for her. Like I say, and maybe I'm wrong, The poor woman has simply lost her mind and is allowing those "handlers" to take over her life. Notwithstanding, her life was pretty much the same before her son was killed as it is now. At least that is what I think now.

Oh, this is funny. I just ... (Below threshold)
BR:

Oh, this is funny. I just Googled XMSM and came up with all sorts of gobbledygook - looks like it might be related to some sort of disease! XMSM = sick MSM :) Soon to be the late MSM if not cured!

However, the site name XMSM.com is still for sale... :)

Hey there Les - re MSM, tha... (Below threshold)

Hey there Les - re MSM, that never was such a well-targeted moniker... how about Commercial Media?

Is her divorce final, or do... (Below threshold)

Is her divorce final, or does her husband still have the power to have her committed?

RE: BR's impishness (Septem... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

RE: BR's impishness (September 17, 2005 03:40 PM)
Now you've tickled the rhyming imp in me...

Imp? Ha! I fear I've awakened a sleeping giant. ;)

My reaction/response to/abo... (Below threshold)
-S-:

My reaction/response to/about Sheehan was parallel with that expressed by AnonymousDrivel, early in this thread.

Without any knowledge of what she intended, represented, whatever, I responded initially to a crying middle aged woman on the news with compassion and sympathy, from a point of humanity alone.

THEN I listened to what she was saying and found nearly all of it self pitying and worse, irrational. THEN I read about the groups and interests involved that had made her a media presence and was repulsed. Repulsed by Sheehan as a human being, repulsed that she would use the life of her now deceased son, who served in the military voluntarily and appears to have not had reservations about his service there, to promote her own emotional chaos and disorder...

She just seemed and certainly does now to be a person who is extremely self centered. Thus, tears about anything, aggression when denied the attention she seems to assume is deserved her (she's "a mother"), irrational statements about our country and leadership...

She seemed and still does to categorize all the worst things that the Secret Service needs to keep a focus and handle on in our world. Cindy Sheehan has always impressed me as threat level one and from types like that, you can expect any and all possible affiliation and damage to and about others. And that includes, most awfully, her own son becauase Sheehan has done more to negate and denigrate his life than anyone else could ever or would ever do, save but for the Al Qaeda, some in Iran and elsewhere.

She reminds me of cancer.

Why not refer to "them" as ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Why not refer to "them" as Media X?

XM

MX

I've never cared for the "mainstream media" nomer because I've never considered MSNBC, CBS, the wire services and ABC, NBC to be "mainstream."

They have ALWAYS been excessively angled, in my experience. And many people have ALWAYS regarded them so.

It's just that doing what XM does and does well (unless and until exposed as doing), they use their monopoly of resources and utilities to ridicule to the point of exhaustion people who have attempted to expose their deeds, or even discuss them.

Which is another reason that I think it's not productive to mirror their behaviors in new media, especially the blogosphere. Because it's the moral depravity model that XM/MX has used since just about Watergate times...under the guise of being "new," XM/MX simply became more adept at covert espionage to and about social (mostly) and politico-economic memes (to assist the social) interests.

I guess I should include the BBC in that list of the XM/MX group, what with Murdoch's recent statements confirming the obvious.

XM = "sick media"...works t... (Below threshold)
-S-:

XM = "sick media"...works to my read.

The "MSM" is wrong on so many levels but first as an acronym because "mainstream media" is only two words, none of which begin with an "S" such that the "MSM" acronym is misleading on a literary sense alone.

MXM also works well...as in, "Media Not/None/Without Media."

XM = "sick media"...works t... (Below threshold)
-S-:

XM = "sick media"...works to my read.

The "MSM" is wrong on so many levels but first as an acronym because "mainstream media" is only two words, none of which begin with an "S" such that the "MSM" acronym is misleading on a literary sense alone.

MXM also works well...as in, "Media Not/None/Without Media."

Well. The Wizbang commenti... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Well. The Wizbang commenting genie seems to have liked that last one so much it published them twice.


I googled "MXM" and it's in use for commercial purposes, so might be a problem where future statements, etc. are involved...

MXXM, maybe...

Whatever, I just think that it's significant to start calling the deeds what they are by most in these existing communications and that is organized...well, organized crime in the sense that they operate as political authoritives more than anything.

Maybe popmedia? It ... (Below threshold)
B Moe:


Maybe popmedia? It is more like popular entertainment to me.

Okay this may sound mean, b... (Below threshold)
Jill:

Okay this may sound mean, but I'm beginning to wonder if Casey Sheehan was really killed, or in actuality committed suicide to get away from his crazy mom.

I've since found the afore-... (Below threshold)
BR:

I've since found the afore-mentioned thoughtful newspaperman at his own site, where a Bloggers vs MSM discussion is continuing with some very well-written comments, like this one by "StinKerr." He ends with:

"They are not reporting any more, they are taking a side in a debate."

BR -- that's quite an inter... (Below threshold)

BR -- that's quite an interesting description of the Hunger Artist. I think the original story itself is quintessential Kafka ---

And having just read of Sheehan's appearance on the Cambridge Common with a few hundred retro-hippies, my obervation is all the more apt.

Hmmm... how many folks wit... (Below threshold)
epador:

Hmmm... how many folks with Narcissistic Personality Disorder [NPD] have the Main Stream Propaganda [MSP] canonized in the past year, and why would this possibly be a pattern?

Next time we have a catagor... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Next time we have a catagory 5 hurricane call it CINDY to remeber the old windbag

Huh. I don't feel sorry fo... (Below threshold)
Mary in (the other) LA:

Huh. I don't feel sorry for her any more, the way I did at first; I feel sorry for her kids.

<a href="http://www.sacredc... (Below threshold) Three cheers that Sheehan h... (Below threshold)
Noelle Perkins:

Three cheers that Sheehan has had hysterectemy surgery. No more societal degrators like her coming on to this planet is one more good nights sleep for me.




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