August 30, 2005


Anti-Israel talk shouldn't be tolerated (SUSAN ESTRICH, 8/24/05, Creators Syndicate)

Did an ABC staffer insert the following lines in an e-mail sent by celebrity anti-war mother Cindy Sheehan?

"Am I emotional? Yes, my firstborn was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel." That is what Sheehan is claiming.

If you don't believe that explanation - if you don't believe an ABC staffer set about to put anti-Semitic words into Sheehan's mouth - then your hero, my liberal friends, is a raging, ignorant anti-Semite. Sorry, but what are you doing hanging with that crowd?

How much trouble are you in when Ms Estrich can shame you?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2005 12:29 PM

Laura Ingram played snippets this morning of an NPR interview with Sheehan, which was supposed to be a 30-minute listener call-in segment, but ended after just 10 minutes when she hung up after being asked too many questions she didn't want to deal with (the last straw for Cindy was when she was asked -- in the most sympathetic tone possible -- about some of her other statements).

How much trouble are you in when you can't even handle the less-than-whithering pressure of National Public Radio?

Posted by: John at August 30, 2005 2:16 PM

This lady seems really...delusional. You know, I'm currently plowing my way through "The Power Broker," the none-too-flattering biography of Robert Moses. The chapter on his catastrophe of a gubinatorial campaign reminds me of Cindy Shehan. Both are complete nutjobs, but manage to hide that so long as they have their media access tightly controlled. Once they're out in front of the microphones or cameras without any handlers or control, then it's Katie bar the door, you just don't know what's going to come falling out of their wordhole. Which is fine by me. The more Cindy talks, the more harm she does to her cause. So I say give her her own talk show.

Posted by: Governor Breck at August 30, 2005 2:33 PM


If you watch any of the evening news, ABC, NBC and CBS, she has had those as her own talk shows. I'm surprised that she lost NPR. However, she probably knows that NPR will forget her shortcomings and continue to report "on the growing anti-war movement".

Posted by: AllenS at August 30, 2005 2:42 PM

Gov, you got that in one. Keep them talking. They discredit their causes more than I ever could.

Posted by: Mikey at August 30, 2005 2:49 PM

Normally, I welcome a Susan Estrich op-ed with the same enthusiasm as I do a case of stomach flu, but . . . damn! That is a smack-down worthy of a Mark Steyn column, it is. Well done!

Posted by: Mike Morley at August 30, 2005 5:20 PM

"Sorry, but what are you doing hanging with that crowd?" It's your crowd, Susan. Comfy?

Posted by: Luciferous at August 30, 2005 5:36 PM

And what a lovely crowd it is....

(Via The Watch Site)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at August 30, 2005 5:58 PM

"If the "antiwar movement" in America is defined, even remotely, as an anti-Israel movement, it will fail. That is certain to me."

Susie, where have you been? The anti-war, hate-Bush movement is centered around anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments.

People around here blame it all on the Jews.

Posted by: erp [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 30, 2005 6:08 PM

Did you heer that "Acting President" Martin Sheen visited Sheehan at her encampment?

If West Wing is reality and the world I've been living in for 50 years (where Bush is president) is only a fantasy, why can't Lord of the Rings be real?

Posted by: Ken at August 31, 2005 4:58 PM