I thought Mrs. Clinton listened, but apparently she didn't because immediately afterwards she said the following to Sarah Ferguson of the Village Voice: "My bottom line is that I don't want their sons to die in vain... I don't believe it's smart to set a date for withdrawal... I don't think it's the right time to withdraw." That quote sounds exactly like what the few Republicans I talked to that week said. Making sure that our children did not die in "vain" sounds exactly like something George Bush says. A "date" for withdrawal? That sounds like Rush Limbaugh to me. That doesn't sound like an opposition party leader speaking to me. What Sen. Clinton said after our meeting sounds exactly like the Republican Party talking points I heard from Senators Dole and McCain....I don't believe she is passionate. I think she is a political animal who believes she has to be a war hawk to keep up with the big boys.So I wondered how the AP would cover that. After all, they provided a willing conduit for all of her Bush criticism. (Or at least all of her Bush criticism that would not immediately strike the majority of Americans as either crackpot or un-American - they never bothered to mention any of that criticism.) So, if she was newsworthy in August, she should still be newsworthy in October, right? If her criticisms of the current President are relevant, aren't her criticisms of the hopeful future President? Apparently not at the Associated Press. Four days later, and there's been no sign of any AP story crossing the wires carrying that criticism of Hillary Clinton. It's almost enough to make one suspect that the Associated Press has an agenda beyond straight news... Lyflines - Lyford's other blog…
AP No Longer Finds Sheehan Newsworthy-- When She Criticizes Hillary
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