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Take Action! Demand FAUX News Retract Cindy Sheehan Lie
by Dan C
Tuesday Aug 23rd, 2005 2:22 PM
Take Action! Demand FOX News Retract Cindy Sheehan Lie
A little while ago, at 2:05 PM ET, FOX News Live reported a vicious lie about Cindy Sheehan without bothering to provide the source.
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Newshounds watches FOX so we don't have to.
Its too painful, gone way beyond embarrasment.
I was to post this under "Animal Liberation" as these poor souls at FAUX must be liberated from their ignorance and their Bushork world.

Take Action! Demand FOX News Retract Cindy Sheehan Lie
A little while ago, at 2:05 PM ET, FOX News Live reported a vicious lie about Cindy Sheehan without bothering to provide the source.

Laurie Dhue introduced the segment by saying snidely that Cindy Sheehan is the "so-called Peace Mom," as if that in itself is something distasteful.

Molly Henneberg reported from Crawford, TX that Sheehan "says America is not worth dying for." Rather than provide a specific source or a clip, Henneberg merely told the audience Sheehan said that "back in April at a rally in San Francisco for a lawyer convicted of providing support to terrorists." Perhaps the reason no clip or source was provided was because Henneberg completely distorted what Sheehan said.

In fact, Iraq was the country Sheehan said was not worth dying for, as this complete quote from a transcript at wikipedia shows:

I'm going all over the country telling moms: "This country is not worth dying for. If we're attacked, we would all go out. We'd all take whatever we had. I'd take my rolling pin and I'd beat the attackers over the head with it. But we were not attacked by Iraq." {applause}
Funny, but Henneberg did show a clip of something else Sheehan said at the same rally: "If he thinks that it's so important for Iraq to have a U.S.-imposed sense of freedom and democracy, then he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls. They need to go this war. They need to fight."

Why provide the clip on the second but not the first quote, which was the one highlighted by the story? Could it be because it was bogus and FOX News knew it?

Contact FOX News and demand a retraction:

Call FOX News
1-888-369-4762

Email FOX News
feedback [at] Foxnews.com

Molly Henneberg
molly.henneberg [at] foxnews.com

Laurie Dhue
laurie.dhue [at] foxnews.com

Thanks to our reader, Dan C for alerting us about this.





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