Time for "conservatives" to show conscience
Here is the article from June 24, 2004 where Cindy Sheehan, the woman whose son was killed in Iraq, and who is now protesting in front of Bush's vacation home, made clear she was not happy with Bush even then.
Right wing propaganda outlet, FoxNews, has been shown to have lied (relying on Matt Drudge's twisted version of this article) by saying Sheehan was happy with Bush then and now is not. All anyone on FoxNews could have done is read the article on the web that shows how Drudge (wilfully?) misread the article to wrongfully argue that Cindy Sheehan was inconsistent--and realize she has been consistent at least since 2004.
And when one watches this O'Reilly segment from the web site Crooks and Liars, one sees Bill O'Reilly (scroll down to "Bill O'Reilly lowers the bar again") hold up a hard copy of a Newshounds web site article showing Sheehan's reaction to FoxNews' lies, which she called an osbcenity. However, O'Reilly never explained why she said what she said. This is particularly egregious when we note that it was O'Reilly who was leading the Drudge charge on FoxNews that Sheehan was inconsistent.
Any so-called "conservative" who thinks the smearing of this lady is not an outrage has no conscience and deserves no respect whatsoever. I am not suggesting for a moment that a "conservative" who supports the Bush invasion of Iraq repent on his or her views over this smear. I am instead demanding that such "conservatives" step forward and state that FoxNews, Drudge, Michelle Malkin, and a host of others have misrepresented Cindy Sheehan's views and that it is wrong to attack her based upon a distortion of her views.
As for O'Reilly and FoxNews, my opinion of them has never been lower.
UPDATE: A conservative blogger has stepped forward to hit the Busheviks and their toadies for their Stalinist attacks on Cindy Sheehan ("Stalinist" is my word, not his--though as a conservative, he may find it useful). His site is a fairly respected one and we can expect he will not be invited on any television talk show or radio show the way that putz Peter Beinhart of the New Republic as when he attacks "liberals" for not supporting Bush (Cheney-Rove) & Co.