Will Media Ignore 'Other' Military Mom in Crawford?

A <a href="http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20050822-100711-1589r.htm">Washington Times</a> editorial today wonders if the media will &quot;lavish Cindy Sheehan-type coverage on Deborah Johns?&quot;
<p>Never heard of Deborah Johns? No surprise.
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</p><p>She is the leader of Marine Moms of Northern California and has a son serving in Iraq. According to the article, &quot;She is leading a group of war supporters, the 'You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy' tour, on a week-long trek to Crawford, Texas.&quot;

</p><p>But according to Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank, speaking on CNN's Reliable Sources, &quot;You're not seeing a lot of pro-war Gold Star mothers come out there. Cindy Sheehan remains sort of untouchable.&quot;

</p><p>Upon her Saturday arrival in Crawford, the editorial says &quot;the mainstream media is likely to yawn.&quot; Her appearances will be ignored, &quot;unless there are clashes with antiwar protesters or other disorderly events.&quot;
</p><p>Ms. Johns is well aware of how the media operates. Cindy Sheehan's coverage &quot;has absolutely mushroomed,&quot; she notes, &quot;but that's our liberal media.&quot;</p>

<p>According to the editorial, this merely proves that &quot;the mainstream media is stepping into the breach to oppose Mr. Bush in ways that would normally fall to an opposition political party.&quot;

</p><p>Who says the media is not an opposition party?</p>