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PR Machine Behind Cindy Sheehan? ABC7 Looks At The Financing Of 'Camp Casey'
ABC News ^ | Mark Matthews

Posted on 08/25/2005 7:41:37 PM PDT by FairOpinion

With the President back at his Crawford ranch, the anti-war protest right outside his ranch is getting a lot more media attention. ABC7 looks at who is financing the operation and who's providing on-the-ground support.

The camp at Crawford is full of Cindy Sheehan supporters, people from all walks of life. But off to the side are a small group of professionals, skilled in politics and public relations who are marketing her message.

Cindy Sheehan kneels before a cross with her son's name on it, touches his picture, wipes her tears. It's an outpouring of emotion that is part of a scheduled news event organized daily for the television radio and print reporters who crowd in to capture a mother's grief.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antitroops; antiwar; bitchinaditch; brokenrecordcindy; cindysheehan; codestinko; communications; cults; fenton; frauds; freemoney; fundingtheleft; iraq; mediahos; moorestooges; phonies; protest; rentamob; saysomethingnewcindy; sorossockpuppets
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The article mentions that Ben and Jerry's Icecream and moveon.org, Howard Dean's "Democracy for America", and Code Pink are funding the Cindy Sheehan protests and are orchestrating photo ops. They are paying the families to go and protest.
1 posted on 08/25/2005 7:41:38 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
Code Pink involved? Who'da thunk it?


2 posted on 08/25/2005 7:43:00 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: FairOpinion
Translation?
ABC FIGHTS TO REGAIN CREDIBILTY


Doogle
3 posted on 08/25/2005 7:43:15 PM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: FairOpinion
Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
aren't behind the anti war crowd
needs to get a clue.






4 posted on 08/25/2005 7:43:40 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: FairOpinion

The convicted criminal Soros?


5 posted on 08/25/2005 7:44:28 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: FairOpinion
This is being done by an ABC affiliate?

Whazzup widdat? Are they covering their bets in case Jihad Cindy Mark II* implodes?





*our very own Cynthia McKinney is Jihad Cindy Mark I

6 posted on 08/25/2005 7:44:32 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: FairOpinion

Kind of crushes the legitimacy(if it had any) when some one is footing the bill.


7 posted on 08/25/2005 7:45:35 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Doogle

This is a local affiliate. The affiliates of all the MSM news outlets throughout Texas and Oklahoma are far more conservative and will tell the truth on things like this versus the national media. Some of the affiliates are locally owned and don't toe the national line.


8 posted on 08/25/2005 7:45:56 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Allen in 2008)
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To: ncountylee

Will you please remind me of what, exactly, Soros has been conficted of?

Thanks


9 posted on 08/25/2005 7:46:30 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (In gun-tote'n Texas)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Are they covering their bets in case Jihad Cindy Mark II* implodes?

Yupper. Bingo.

Newsmax and the Washington Times are going to predict that 10,000 pro-America supporters are going to confront this rabble band led by Sindy Al-Sheehan-Bin-Pharting.

I can't wait.

10 posted on 08/25/2005 7:48:21 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: i_dont_chat

Wasn't it something to do with stocks or something? I forget what country.


11 posted on 08/25/2005 7:48:48 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Baseball Apple Pie And Mom")
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To: FairOpinion
Karen Meredith: "Sometimes things don't feel quite right to me. They don't feel wrong but maybe that's how they do it in the marketing business." ABC7's Mark Matthew: "You feel you're part of a marketing business?" Karen Meredith: "Possibly. Yeah I think so."

part of a marketing business..

12 posted on 08/25/2005 7:48:59 PM PDT by timestax
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To: FairOpinion

So all this is about as real as Tony and Tina's Wedding???


13 posted on 08/25/2005 7:49:17 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: FairOpinion

Both the LA Times and the NY Times reported that TrueMajority paid the airfare of Iraq widow Melanie House to speak in Boise. She was recruited to do so by MoveOn.
AP omitted any mention of the groups, allowing readers to think she showed up all on her own.


14 posted on 08/25/2005 7:49:44 PM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: FairOpinion

What are they doing with all those crosses do they plan a burning.


15 posted on 08/25/2005 7:50:04 PM PDT by zipp_city
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To: Inyokern

That wasn't real?


17 posted on 08/25/2005 7:50:29 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Cindy - The new 'C' word! I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: FairOpinion; Sam Hill; Howlin

They're PAYING them to go protest? Sheesh.


18 posted on 08/25/2005 7:50:41 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: AnAmericanMother

You must remember... the she-hadist also travelled with Military Moms with a Mission (Kerry financed group, up till the election). She did videos with them through RealVoices.org early Sept. 2004 and spoke with them before that.


19 posted on 08/25/2005 7:50:44 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: i_dont_chat

"George Soros, the US financier and philanthropist, was today convicted of insider trading by a Parisian court and ordered to pay a 2.2 million euro (£1.4 million) fine. The 72-year-old billionaire went on trial in Paris last month, accused of using privileged information to speculate on the share price of Société Générale, the French banking giant, during a failed takeover bid in 1988." Source: "Soros convicted of insider trading", The Times newpaper (of London England), December 20, 2002, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4501-519888,00.html


20 posted on 08/25/2005 7:51:19 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: FairOpinion
Cindy is, more and more, revealing the true nature of her beliefs...and making it more and more evident why she and her son were at complete odds over the US Military and the war in Iraq.

She is willfully passing on lies and twisted, sick tales to advance her anti-American, anti-Bush, anti-military agenda...and doing it with a skillfully manufactured cover of grieving that is turned on and off with the point of a media camera. It is sickening and disgusting.

I have many friends over in Iraq as contractors and military personnel. They tell me that most Iraqis do welcome them and that in most areas of the country significant progress is neing made. I will believe THEM, thank you very much Ms. Sheehan. You see, they volunteered to be there and are doing the hard work of freeing and stabilizing Iraq, as are now millions of Iraqis themselves.

Their agenda is freedom, truth, service to others, and help. Yours is pure negativity, antifreedom (as evidenced by your calling thugs and murderes, "freedom fighters").

As to her comment today about Bin Laden being an "alleged" terrorist. More lies. He has indicated himself through the videos AL Quida has put out to the world, that it was "his" operation that brought 911 upon us. Calling him the "alleged" terrorist responsible is like calling Hitler the "alleged" leader of the Third Reich.

21 posted on 08/25/2005 7:51:28 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: FairOpinion
"Cindy She-He-han? Nah, she doesn't speak for ME!"

http://michaelyon.blogspot.com/2005/08/gates-of-fire.html

22 posted on 08/25/2005 7:51:50 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: GloriaJane

"Wasn't it something to do with stocks or something? I forget what country."

I believe it was currency speculation. South American country I believe.



23 posted on 08/25/2005 7:51:58 PM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: Doogle

Yeah, ABC has a big black eye given to them by the Russians, and they KNOW that they are consider waaaaaay liberal...so they print this, thinking they will be "fair and balanced"... lol

But, I am glad to have the information...I knew about all the groups already, except the DIRECT tie-in to Howard Dean's group...oh, shoot, I just remembered that Joe Trippi that WAS with Howie, until he quit in a huff, is with this group...

Hmmmm maybe he and Howie kissed and made up?


24 posted on 08/25/2005 7:52:00 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: satchmodog9

http://www.gsfp.org/

click on the donate link and you get:


"Gold Star Famlies For Peace has partnered with DemocracyInAction.org"

http://democracyinaction.org/dia/www/clients.jsp

ACLU
codePink
FireRumsfeld.com
Military Free Zone
Peace Action
Peace Action California
Peace Action Maine
Peace Action of Michigan




25 posted on 08/25/2005 7:52:07 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: theOffice

bump


26 posted on 08/25/2005 7:52:46 PM PDT by timestax
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To: SkyPilot

"Sindy Al-Sheehan-Bin-Pharting"

OMG that's the best I've seen. Dying laffin here!!!!!!


27 posted on 08/25/2005 7:53:20 PM PDT by Thumbellina (As I recall, Kerry referred to terrorism as "overrated".)
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To: MarkeyD
That wasn't real?

They could call this "Casey's Wake" and sell tickets.

(Sorry for my cynicism)

28 posted on 08/25/2005 7:53:32 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: PhiKapMom

Gosh...you are right, I just posted remarks about the main ABC News ....

so, I could say never mind...but I won't...they still stand, because hopefully the Disney owned company won't come down on the local that is putting out this info.


29 posted on 08/25/2005 7:53:50 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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I posted this article on another thread, but I was hoping ABC7 (KGO) would follow up on the cameraman incident on that thread, but they didn't make mention of it (at least with the 5 o'clock news, I missed the 6 o'clock version in which this article was promoted)
30 posted on 08/25/2005 7:54:03 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: MizSterious
They're PAYING them to go protest? Sheesh.



..your not surprised are you?


Doogle
31 posted on 08/25/2005 7:54:25 PM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: AliVeritas
I read here on FR that she was contacted by the Kerry campaign back before the election.

She wasn't galvanized by her son's death, as she claims. She was a hard left agitator all along, she's just using him as a handy publicity tool.

Disgusting.

32 posted on 08/25/2005 7:54:27 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: FairOpinion

7 was also the first to use the word "backlash". Whodathunk a conservative ABC affiliate...


33 posted on 08/25/2005 7:54:31 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("That was the gift the President gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together."-- Cindy Sheehan)
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To: FairOpinion
You bet they are paying expenses of protesters, the left is well organized and funded for street theater. They are good at getting out the bodies.

I can recall seeing a Greyhound bus loading in the Costco parking lot for an Anti-War protest in Washington put on by A.N.S.W.E.R. It is a different group, but many left groups share the technique. I guess the left has access to more people with time on their hands to do protests if they can import them from out of state in large numbers.

They are using the same methods they used in the Vietnam War protests. The difference now is that because of the internet and alterative news outlets the general population is no longer dependent on MSM and the usual suspects for their information.

34 posted on 08/25/2005 7:55:21 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jeff Head
"She is willfully passing on lies and twisted, sick tales to advance her anti-American, anti-Bush, anti-military agenda...and doing it with a skillfully manufactured cover of grieving that is turned on and off with the point of a media camera. It is sickening and disgusting."

Too bad someone can't film her to catch her turning on and off for the media camera's and then post that all over the net.

35 posted on 08/25/2005 7:55:28 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Baseball Apple Pie And Mom")
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To: MizSterious; Howlin
It's not unusual for the far left.

I'm still waiting for the eeeeeeevil Karl Rove to pay me for all my activism since '99 ;-)

36 posted on 08/25/2005 7:55:40 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: i_dont_chat

"Will you please remind me of what, exactly, Soros has been conficted of? "

Currency speculation.


37 posted on 08/25/2005 7:56:27 PM PDT by hophead (" Shi'ite happens..")
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To: AnAmericanMother
"She wasn't galvanized by her son's death, as she claims. She was a hard left agitator all along, she's just using him as a handy publicity tool. Disgusting."

Disgusting and despicable, along with many other unprintable and more expressive words, and the same can be applied to the media who are involved in this debacle.

38 posted on 08/25/2005 7:57:13 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: FairOpinion
George Soros and company, or should I say Comrades?
39 posted on 08/25/2005 7:58:05 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftist=Anti American!)
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To: Doogle

ABC, while still pretty liberal, is the only company even trying to get market share back.


40 posted on 08/25/2005 7:58:11 PM PDT by John Lenin (Hillary Clinton =RAT Titantic)
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To: Txsleuth
Hmmmm maybe he and Howie kissed and made up?


???
..the way I see it..have you ever seen two rats teamed up on a sinking ship? *LOL*


Doogle
41 posted on 08/25/2005 7:58:31 PM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: Jeff Head
I helped a little today. Our daughter and I were coming home from B'ham. we both had dr's appts. On the way back home we stopped at the most well know restaurant along the interstates here. Right after we were seated a soldier cam in with his wife or girlfriend. When I saw him I remembered something I read on here about paying for their meals. That is what we did. The waitress said that was the first time that had ever happened.
42 posted on 08/25/2005 7:58:51 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: FairOpinion
They are paying the families to go and protest.

Of course they are. Only an idiot would be caught on film with her. The American people can see right through her. The polls all tell Cindy to just go home. They're sick of seeing her fake cry. Enough already.
In the O'Reilly poll, 72% said they have no respect for what she was trying to do.

43 posted on 08/25/2005 7:59:27 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Well, as Ann Coulter said on Hannity and Colmes tonight...if this had been back during the end of the Vietnam War protests (like these people want it to be), there would be 100,000 coming out for a anti-war protest, not just a couple of dozen...

She said that the left keep finding polls and telling America that over 60% feel the same way as they do...but they can only rustle up a few dozen protestors...with all of the money they have...and they have had 3 weeks to galvanize their "troops"....but, Ann said, "Where are they?"


44 posted on 08/25/2005 7:59:30 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: FairOpinion
My dear heavens.

Spouse (liberal) has on her usual CNN news. A news item profiled picture of this tragic woman and said

She is going to follow GWB to Washington

It is getting worse

45 posted on 08/25/2005 7:59:32 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: CounterCounterCulture

"They're PAYING them to go protest? Sheesh."

Why not? They pay them to go vote.


46 posted on 08/25/2005 8:00:30 PM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: FairOpinion
I think you all will find this interesting. FReeper Thanatos has done some impressive research and posted it here titled

Freeper Investigation: The Truth behind Cindy Sheehan and theLeft-Wing Propaganda machine

47 posted on 08/25/2005 8:00:47 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: PhiKapMom

Did you notice that this is a San Francisco affliate? That, to me, is the stunner here!


48 posted on 08/25/2005 8:00:49 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: SkyPilot
Sindy Al-Sheehan-Bin-Pharting.

LOL!!!

49 posted on 08/25/2005 8:00:58 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: i_dont_chat

Insider trading in France.


50 posted on 08/25/2005 8:01:06 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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