More thoughts on the disgusting nature of the leftist media:
This is truly awful. Between Chuck Woods and Cindy Sheehan, the MSM chose to elevate the latter, a paranoiac who has, on more than a few occasions, abruptly exploded into a fit of anti-semetic apoplexy in situations where the subject of Jews or Israel wasn’t even being discussed. A woman who has used her son’s tragic death to promote causes that had nothing even tangentially to do with the war in Iraq. A woman who’s undeserved fame and and lack of self-awareness have led her into embarrassing public displays that no normal person could witness without cringing.
Chuck Woods simply wants to know why back-up wasn’t provided for his son on the night of his death. It’s a perfectly relevant question, seeing that Tyrone Woods actually requested help. And Woods pere gotten virtually no help from those whose job it is to challenge power and authority. So far, Jake Tapper is the only MSM journalist willing to ask questions on Chuck Woods’s behalf. But these same people, pathetically, did just about everything in their power to promote a woman whose real objective– as distinct from her stated objective of getting justice for her slain son– was to promote a Chomskyite political programme.
Of course, after Sheehan was no longer useful– after the Democrats had won control of congress, and after it seemed assured that they would win back the presidency– the MSM abandoned her. They abetted her in all of her clownish public behavior and in all of her nauseating pronouncements, they let her act the fool as long as she was useful for good copy and for advancing their political biases– and then, when her usefulness was at an end, they heartlessly abandoned her.
I say “heartless” here because that’s what the MSM’s behavior, at bottom, was. They took advantage of a deeply wounded and vulnerable person. Because in spite of all her political tendentiousness, Sheehan was at heart a grieving mother whose grief had unhinged her. Yes, she was no doubt a radical buffoon before her son’s death, but her obnoxious political activism was just her way of coping. Her behavior was unseemly to most people, but not to herself for the very simple reason that she was without self-awareness. Her grief had killed it. And the MSM took advantage of this lack.
“Heartless” may be an apt description of the MSM’s behavior vis a vis Cindy Sheehan, but on second thought it seems highly insufficient. Words like “monstrous,” “cruel” and “sinister” seem much more appropriate.