A couple of days back I posted a bit on how the anti-war movement has basically fallen off the radar.
At the end, I wondered how much the media had to do with the story disappearing:
One other thing, though, is that maybe the “silence” of the anti-war voices is due more to lack of coverage by the media. At one point, the anti-war types were the darlings of the newscast. Now, if there are solid anti-war types out there still making noise, decision-makers might rather that no one see or hear them.
Byron York points out this bit by ABC’s Charles Gibbons, who was a major promoter of Cindy Sheehan back in the day:
And you have to be sympathetic to her. Anybody who has given a son to this country has made an enormous sacrifice, and you have to be sympathetic. But enough already.
But enough already.
UPDATE: York has more:
Sheehan: Pro-Obama media want the anti-war movement to go away
Useful idiot discovers that she’s been a useful idiot.
I’ve seen a number of “I don’t like Sheehan but I’ll give her points for consistency” remarks as she heads to Martha’s Vineyard to protest, and I guess that’s a fair way to look at it.
Just don’t equate “consistent” with “right”. She’s consistently wrong.