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ABC's Charles Gibson on Cindy Sheehan's War Protest: 'Enough Already'
Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-20-09 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/20/2009 10:35:44 AM PDT by Justaham

When George W. Bush was President, ABC and Charles Gibson, like most media members, couldn't get enough of anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan.

Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, the host of "World News Tonight" is no longer interested in Sheehan, even telling WLS radio in Chicago, "Enough already."

I guess she served her purpose as reported by the Washington Examiner's Byron York Thurday:

In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while President Obama is vacationing there. Gibson, whose newscast and network featured Sheehan when she led anti-war protests outside President Bush's Texas ranch in 2005, answered, "Enough already."

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1 posted on 08/20/2009 10:35:44 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Wait! What happened to her “moral authority”?


2 posted on 08/20/2009 10:37:00 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: Justaham

Why would the Obama PR agent, Gibson, want a protest of his master.?


3 posted on 08/20/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while President Obama is vacationing there. Gibson, whose newscast and network featured Sheehan when she led anti-war protests outside President Bush's Texas ranch in 2005, answered, "Enough already."

4 posted on 08/20/2009 10:37:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barry Falsewitness is proud of his "healthy skepticism" of organized religion. He's a deceiver.)
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To: Justaham

They couldn’t get enough of this wacko when GWB was POTUS.


5 posted on 08/20/2009 10:37:32 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: Justaham
Charley Gibson had to almost SPIT with disgust when he interviewed genuine war hero and candidate for the Presidency, Bob Dole. His arrogance and demeanor was so insulting and hurtful to Senator Dole that I wanted to slap him across his arrogant, liberal, hollow, celebrity slobbering mug.

So it is NO SURPRISE that now that Sheehan has been all used up by the liberal media to punish President Bush, she is NO LONGER WELCOME.

Cindy is learning a rough lesson.

War is JUST DANDY when a Democrat President leads it.

6 posted on 08/20/2009 10:39:33 AM PDT by Republic
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To: Justaham

That cold, smug buffoon.


7 posted on 08/20/2009 10:40:18 AM PDT by fullchroma (GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Justaham
Here's why:

"I asked Sheehan about the fact that the press seems to have lost interest in her and her cause. "It's strange to me that you mention it," she said. "I haven't stopped working. I've been protesting every time I can, and it's not covered. But the one time I did get a lot of coverage was when I protested in front of George Bush's house in Dallas in June. I don't know what to make of it. Is the press having a honeymoon with Obama? I know the Left is."
8 posted on 08/20/2009 10:42:45 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Republic

She’d have to set her a55 on fire to get any MSM attention!


9 posted on 08/20/2009 10:43:29 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Yeah. Sheehan may have gotten a ‘dose of reality’ (maybe a smidgen, ahaha).....realizing that Democrats were USING the anti-war protesters. I tell, ya’....they’re pretty thick.


10 posted on 08/20/2009 10:45:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('Always love your country — but never trust your government!' ~ Robert Novak (RIP))
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To: Republic

At least she has actual convictions, unlike most war protesters.

And this has always been true. The Vietnam war protests evaporated overnight when Nixon signed the law ending the draft. Even though the war continued on for two more years.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 10:45:44 AM PDT by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: Justaham

...and the media complains about being biased?????


12 posted on 08/20/2009 10:47:53 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Justaham

Come on, Charles!!! Ask Cindy to define The Bush Doctrine. You’ll get some milage out of that for sure...


13 posted on 08/20/2009 10:48:16 AM PDT by joejm65
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To: Justaham

Does anyone really doubt media bias anymore? Is there anyone out there who seriously does not believe that the media is very very very liberal??


14 posted on 08/20/2009 10:50:05 AM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Justaham
Does the woman not understand that she was the Prop De Jour,
just as the uninsured are today's special?
15 posted on 08/20/2009 10:53:48 AM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: Justaham

GO CINDY GO!!!!!!

IT was OK when she was protesting Bush.

The fact that she is not a hypocrite is what bugs the democraps

they used her and now she is NOT so useful to them - she would be getting 24/7 coverage if she was protesting a republican


16 posted on 08/20/2009 10:57:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Brookhaven
At least she has actual convictions, unlike most war protesters.

Maybe. However, her general argument that the war is pointless and ill-defined should be much stronger, now that the POTUS basically has no freaking clue what he's trying to accomplish over there.
17 posted on 08/20/2009 10:57:49 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment

Home come she isn’t calling for impeachment?


18 posted on 08/20/2009 10:58:59 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Justaham

There’s a reason the only mother of a fallen soldier we know is “Cindy Sheehan”. It’s the same reason she won’t be heard from again.


19 posted on 08/20/2009 11:00:40 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
She’d have to set her a55 on fire to get any MSM attention!

Then we would see this:

ABC news special report: Today former Iraq war protestor Cindy Sheehan has abandoned her liberal stance and become a major contributor to global warming.

20 posted on 08/20/2009 11:03:07 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Deb

“Enough already”

Isn’t that mighty hubris of you, Charles?


21 posted on 08/20/2009 11:05:48 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Everything that hits the fan is not evenly distributed)
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To: Justaham

oh, now it’s enough already. Clowns.


22 posted on 08/20/2009 11:06:19 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Brookhaven
Depends upon the conviction in question.

As a former professional citizen soldier I share the contempt that professional soldiers have always had for conscripts.

As an American I am against conscription as a matter of military discipline AND a matter of fundamental rights.

As such I would protest the draft rather than the war.

I am sure that many of “anti-war” protesters were really just ‘anti-the gov sending ME to war’ protesters.

23 posted on 08/20/2009 11:12:10 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Justaham

Gibson is nothing more then a rat slut


24 posted on 08/20/2009 11:15:46 AM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: Cyclone59

Every Wednesday in Variety and Hollywood Reporter, the network ratings are published. Network news is in free-fall. The ratings have gotten so low that ABC, NBC and CBS are constantly threatening to sue Nielsen.


25 posted on 08/20/2009 11:16:35 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Justaham

Guys like you created her, Charlie. She’s all yours.


26 posted on 08/20/2009 11:19:51 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Justaham

“Cindy, you were a ‘useful idiot’ while Bush was in office, but now you’re going after the messiah. BEAT IT!”


27 posted on 08/20/2009 11:40:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Justaham

Ohhh, time's up. Thanks for playing . . .
28 posted on 08/20/2009 12:07:09 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: mockingbyrd
Her moral authority depends on whose ox is being gored.

If Cindy moves her hate back to a Republican, Gilbson will worship at her feet once again...

29 posted on 08/20/2009 2:10:13 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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