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Sheehan threatens to sue 'American Mourning' authors
WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/24/2006 | WND Staff

Posted on 10/24/2006 11:18:02 AM PDT by Impeach98

'American Mourning' authors prepare to defend book

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan issues threat to sue over claims in publication

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Posted: October 24, 2006
1:20 p.m. Eastern

"American Mourning" co-author Melanie Morgan says she is prepared to defend the book against allegations of slander or libel, but she hopes it won't go to that because she wants to spare the family of fallen hero Casey Sheehan any further pain.

It was his mother, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who told a nationally syndicated radio show by Stephanie Miller that she was preparing for possible litigation over allegations in the book that she became addicted to "online chat rooms of a pornographic nature" after her son died in Iraq.

"I am totally confident in my level of documentation," Morgan told WND today. "It's locked in a bank vault, and we are prepared to use it should Ms. Sheehan proceed to litigation.

"We hope that doesn't happen for the sake of her family, the Sheehan family," she said, because the documentation is "very graphic in nature.

"We had hoped to spare the family any further uncomfortableness and embarrassment," she said.

The book, published by WND Books and released just a little over a week ago, already is climbing the ranks of Amazon.com and other book lists. It is the story of two families – the Johnsons and Sheehans – that lost sons in the war against terror. Their sons – Casey Sheehan and Justin Johnson – were best friends since they met at Fort Hood in Texas. They went to Iraq and died in the same area just six days apart.

But the book explains how little else the families have in common: with the Johnson family bonding closer than ever and Justin's father, in fact, volunteering to replace his son in the war on terror and going to fight in Iraq.

The book explains how the Sheehan family, however, experienced difficulties and disintegration as Cindy Sheehan chose to turn her anger over the loss of her son against her own country and president.

Morgan told WND that she and co-author Catherine Moy both have been in contact with "a very high-powered attorney in L.A. who is an expert on slander and libel law."

"We are prepared to hire him immediately should the need become apparent. That will depend on what Ms. Sheehan decides to do."

She said she found out about the threat when CNN censored an interview with her about the book. A call placed by WND to CNN to comment on the situation wasn't returned immediately, but the issue arose as Morgan was preparing for an interview on "American Mourning."

Morgan said she was en route to CNN headquarters in New York when she got a call from the producer of the "Glenn Beck" show, outlining what the short interview was scheduled to cover.

The producer specifically mentioned the online chat room issue, Morgan said. But a few minutes later, she got another call from the same producer explaining that the interview would deal with all other aspects of the book, but not that.

Morgan said she asked why, and was told because it "involved legal issues."

"Then we discovered Cindy Sheehan had appeared on the Miller show, saying she was going to sue," Morgan said.

Sheehan had used the radio interview to call the authors "hate-mongers" and accuse them of "using our tragedy for profit."

She dismissed the information in the book as hearsay.

"We wrote the book not to make life uncomfortable for Cindy Sheehan, far from it," Morgan said. "We wrote it as a tribute to her son Casey, an honorable and dutiful soldier, a man who was tremendously inspiring in what he did.

"He volunteered not once but twice, and actually went into Sadr City to rescue fellow soldiers," she said. "He was told he did not have to go. His story is an amazing story, as is Justin Johnson's."

"We felt and do feel we did a good job of trying to show how these men became such heroes to the American public. But we felt that it would be dishonest not to include contextual information about Cindy, her story, what she had been telling in the media, which was inaccurate in many respects," Morgan told WND.

The book, according to Ann Coulter, is "a beautiful, raw war story that breaks the hearts and strengthens the resolve to protect America from her enemies." David Limbaugh calls it "arguably the most poignant portrayal of love, loss, and grief that polarizes our nation today," adding, "It moved and astounded me." Sean Hannity says simply, "The truth in this book will set you free."

Moy is an award-winning journalist and columnist for the Vacaville Reporter, Cindy Sheehan's former hometown newspaper. Morgan, a weekly columnist for WND, is a talk radio show host in San Francisco and chairman of Move America Forward.

Kristen Schremp, a publicist for Morgan and Moy, has confirmed there are hundreds of telephone records, e-mails and other documents supporting the statements made in the book.

Fans of Sheehan have been responding to the book with vitriol, calling one of the authors "fat" and a "whore." And those have been the calmer reactions.

The political website Crooks and Liars attacked Morgan as a "a fringe talk-show host" who was leader of "the low-class MAF organization." However, despite the criticism, Morgan's talk-radio show is one of the highest-rated drive time programs in the San Francisco media market – one of the largest markets in the nation.

The attack on Morgan's leadership of the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, seems designed to diminish her credentials as a prominent supporter of the men and women of the United States military. Move America Forward is the nation's largest grass-roots pro-troop organization and has shipped over 16 tons of coffee, cookies, beef jerky and Gatorade to U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The attacks quickly deteriorated into vulgarity and insult-laden jeers.

"Michelle Malkin, Mary Matalin, Melanie Morgan... These right-wing b------s all have the same initials of MM."

"if i call those 2 women whores, then that's MY responsibility."

"Bibi -- but then that would be an insult to whores."

"That one on the left really needs to work on her eating disorder before she starts pointing that sausage finger."

Finally, the comments became so over the top that the website owner intervened and instructed participants to ease up on their attacks. The site owner deleted dozens of the most offensive and vulgar posts, but dozens of new attacks were posted and not removed by the website's administrator:

The anger by the participants seems to have confused them on some of the essential points of their protests. One individual criticized Morgan's employment at a Republican political consulting firm, however Morgan has never worked for any such firm. Another participant identified co-author Moy as being an employee of KSFO radio along with Morgan. However, Moy has never had any connection with the radio station – she works at the Vacaville Reporter.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americanmourning; cindysheehan; cnn; melaniemorgan
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The Book That Cindy Sheehan Doesn't Want You to Read!

1 posted on 10/24/2006 11:18:05 AM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

Bring it on, Sheehan!


2 posted on 10/24/2006 11:19:02 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: TommyDale

"Michelle Malkin, Mary Matalin, Melanie Morgan... These right-wing b------s all have the same initials of MM."

Proof of a huge right-wing government conspiracy.
Bush's fault.


3 posted on 10/24/2006 11:20:48 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: Salamander

And the best that the left can come up with is Mother Moonbat.


4 posted on 10/24/2006 11:23:54 AM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: Apple Blossom

The big crying ping.


5 posted on 10/24/2006 11:23:54 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Impeach98

She hag is running out of money...she hag is running out of fame....she hag is running out of lovers....where is Hugo???? Where is Jesse????? Where is the Move on. org movement????


6 posted on 10/24/2006 11:23:58 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Impeach98

Oh come on now...we HAVE to hear more about that porn story!


7 posted on 10/24/2006 11:25:18 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The California Republican Party needs Arnold the way a drowning man needs an anvil.)
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To: Impeach98
That settles it. I am giving many copies for Christmas.
8 posted on 10/24/2006 11:25:39 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: SmithL

ROFL!


Good 'un, SmithL....;D


9 posted on 10/24/2006 11:26:00 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: Impeach98

The internet is wonderful. When a butt ugly leftist commie loving ,couldnt get laid on death row scumbag like Cindy Sheehan can get someone to talk dirty to her it means mostly anyone has a chance.


10 posted on 10/24/2006 11:26:07 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: TommyDale

Sheehan's campaign does not come from love or peace. It was born out of hate and it continues out of hate.


11 posted on 10/24/2006 11:27:14 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Salamander

hahah, bring it on. I thot this was the price of fame -- you are exposed for the world to see. "Can't take the heat" and all. Oh, I get it -- we are just supposed to ADORE her.


12 posted on 10/24/2006 11:27:51 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Impeach98

That would be cool. Cindy using her last bit of fame popularizing the book that exposes her.


13 posted on 10/24/2006 11:27:58 AM PDT by dalight
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To: Impeach98

There's a rubber room in this woman's future...


14 posted on 10/24/2006 11:30:14 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: bboop

Isn't it ironic?
Her son is considered a hero by the very people she despises and attacks.

I hope her son is aware of how much the "evil right wingers" respect, honor and appreciate his sacrifice in the service of his country.

Maybe that's what's eating her....she knows that we "love" him more than she ever did.


15 posted on 10/24/2006 11:30:49 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: dalight

The slanderer does not wish to be slandered.


16 posted on 10/24/2006 11:31:14 AM PDT by Cai Della
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To: Impeach98

SheScam and the KlinToons are tied for first place in the "It's All About Me" category.


17 posted on 10/24/2006 11:31:41 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Salamander

Thank you, thank you,

I'll be here all week.


18 posted on 10/24/2006 11:32:52 AM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: SmithL

LOL!

[signing autographs in the lobby after the show?]....;]


19 posted on 10/24/2006 11:34:25 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: HarleyLady27
"She hag is running out of money...she hag is running out of fame...."

Yep, I think that's what is motivating her now. Her book, "Peace Mom" is getting crushed in the sales lists by the Melanie Morgan/Catherine Moy book "American Mourning."

Did you see Cindy say the other day she is trying to start a new 3rd political party??? First she was going to run against Hillary Clinton, then she was going to run against Dianne Feinstein, now she is going to start a 3rd party. She's all over the place in a spastic fit of attention-seeking.

20 posted on 10/24/2006 11:34:42 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

'Sheehan had used the radio interview to call the authors "hate-mongers" and accuse them of "using our tragedy for profit." '

Hello, pot - meet kettle


21 posted on 10/24/2006 11:34:44 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: dalight
"That would be cool. Cindy using her last bit of fame popularizing the book that exposes her."

Haha!! Indeed.

22 posted on 10/24/2006 11:35:08 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98
"Sheehan had used the radio interview to call the authors "hate-mongers" and accuse them of "using our tragedy for profit."

KETTLE: "Don't even go there!"

23 posted on 10/24/2006 11:35:13 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Impeach98
That should be interesting if she sues them. Even more of her crap will come out. lol!

I wonder what 'her boyfriend' LEW ROCKWELL thinks about that!

24 posted on 10/24/2006 11:35:15 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Impeach98

Well Cindy, after you chose to use your son's tragedy for profit and hate mongering against the President, and set yourself up as judge for right and wrong, it seems that a little "assessment" of your own behavior is in order.


25 posted on 10/24/2006 11:36:38 AM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: bmwcyle

My copy came in the mail yesterday. After the election, I will have time to read it.


26 posted on 10/24/2006 11:37:36 AM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: Impeach98

I think to be honest, the woman is losing her mind, I really do....

It wouldn't surprise me before long she is put in the hosptial for 'exhaustion' as they prolly won't say that her mind is gone....

I don't see how someone could have that much hatred and not lose their sanity...to me is isn't possible....


27 posted on 10/24/2006 11:37:57 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: sageb1
Sheehan had used the radio interview to call the authors "hate-mongers" and accuse them of "using our tragedy for profit."

wow,she describes herself perfectly.

28 posted on 10/24/2006 11:40:19 AM PDT by Minnesoootan
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To: Salamander
from an idiot left wing poster: "Michelle Malkin, Mary Matalin, Melanie Morgan... These right-wing b------s all have the same initials of MM."

I guess that would apply to left wingers Michael Moore, Marty Meehan, Mainstream Media...MMs also... /fringe blogger thought

29 posted on 10/24/2006 11:42:26 AM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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To: Minnesoootan

Hate is exhausting...except when it pays well.


30 posted on 10/24/2006 11:44:08 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: SmithL
And the best that the left can come up with is Mother Moonbat.


31 posted on 10/24/2006 11:46:23 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: SmithL

I'll be here all week.

Hopefully you'll be here a lot longer than that :)


32 posted on 10/24/2006 11:46:28 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Oh come on now...we HAVE to hear more about that porn story!"

I want to know if Melanie has got any good pictures? :D

33 posted on 10/24/2006 11:49:06 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: ElkGroveDan
...we HAVE to hear more about that porn story!

For some reason the words "hot throbbing member" and Cindy Sheehan just don't sound right.

34 posted on 10/24/2006 11:49:09 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: dalight
Cindy using her last bit of fame popularizing the book that exposes her.

You could only approach her wearing welders goggles and a hazmat suit.

35 posted on 10/24/2006 11:49:14 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: Salamander
"I hope her son is aware of how much the "evil right wingers" respect, honor and appreciate his sacrifice in the service of his country.

Maybe that's what's eating her....she knows that we "love" him more than she ever did. "

Great post!

36 posted on 10/24/2006 11:50:12 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

What's the matter Cindy? Free speech is only for you?


37 posted on 10/24/2006 11:50:59 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Christian4Bush

OMG!

It's...it's some kind of CODE!


LOL!


38 posted on 10/24/2006 11:51:59 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: ErnBatavia
No I was thinking maybe it was a bestiality forum she was using or something like that.
39 posted on 10/24/2006 11:52:56 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The California Republican Party needs Arnold the way a drowning man needs an anvil.)
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To: taxesareforever
"What's the matter Cindy? Free speech is only for you?"

BINGO!

40 posted on 10/24/2006 11:54:56 AM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

Leftists can't win in the court of world opinion so they turn to the activist, leftist judges. Cindy has been exposed for the POS she is and now she's whine which is about all the Rats are capable of doing these days.


41 posted on 10/24/2006 11:55:51 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: HarleyLady27

Can't lose what you never had. I don't think the She-HAG had much going on upstairs before this.


42 posted on 10/24/2006 11:56:28 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Impeach98

Gosh, thanks but it sure is a sad truth.


43 posted on 10/24/2006 12:03:39 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: Salamander
Maybe that's what's eating her....she knows that we "love" him more than she ever did.

Wow - that is profound. I'm not being sarcastic, I think you really may have hit on something.

44 posted on 10/24/2006 12:07:20 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: ExpatCanuck

I suspect her own conscience is eating her alive.


Like Queen Gertrude, the lady doth [literally] protest too much.


45 posted on 10/24/2006 12:14:57 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: HarleyLady27
"I think to be honest, the woman is losing her mind, I really do...."

It requires an incredible leap in faith, to believe Ms. Sheehan was ever in control of her mind.

The "look" about her, tells me she's been a freaking dingbat from the beginning.

Semper Fi

46 posted on 10/24/2006 12:28:00 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

No! we don't need to hear any "porn" involving Mother Sheehan. That's a mental image I can do without.


47 posted on 10/24/2006 12:32:50 PM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Impeach98

Q - What's the difference between a tribe of cannibalistic female pygmies and Cindy Sheewhine?

A - The pygmies are a pack of cunning little runts.


48 posted on 10/24/2006 12:41:38 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Impeach98

Good luck with that lawsuit Cindy. Bwaaaaahhaaahhaaaahhaaa!


49 posted on 10/24/2006 12:44:55 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Impeach98

Let's not lose sight of who the real monsters are: Jesse Jackson, Hugo Chavez, MoveOn.org, and the other usual band of anti-American idiots who have exploited Sheehan. This woman needs mental help, not our scorn. The aforementioned jerkoffs, however, should be beaten with sticks for exploiting her. Nobody ever would have heard of Sheehan if she had not been exploited by left-wingers. She will one day regret this - not because she was upset and irrational, but because she made a public spectacle of herself and tarnished the sacrifice of her son. The other undesireables have no shame now and probably will not in the future either.


50 posted on 10/24/2006 12:45:06 PM PDT by Axhandle
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