CNN Omits Facts in Sheehan Article

February 1st, 2006 12:25 AM

In the article, "Sheehan Arrested in House Gallery", completely ignored the facts of Cindy Sheehan's meeting with President Bush in June 2004. Instead of reporting Cindy's own words to David Henson, staff writer for the Vacaville Reporter, CNN relied on talking points from Cindy's public relations team.

According to CNN:

"Sheehan and other relatives of troops killed in Iraq met with Bush during a visit to Fort Lewis, Washington, in April 2004, shortly after Sheehan's son was killed. During that meeting with Bush, the President refused to look at pictures of Sheehan's son, didn't want to hear about him and 'didn't even know Casey's name'."

That is completely different from Cindy's personal account of her meeting with President Bush back in June 2004. Cindy was interviewed by David Henson and the archived article is posted online here. According to the Henson article, Cindy said "I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis." She went on to say, "I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."

According to Henson, "The meeting didn't last long, but in their time with Bush, Cindy spoke about Casey and asked the President to make her son's sacrifice count for something. They also spoke of their faith."

Once again, the Liberal media chooses to report information that portrays President Bush in a negative light, while ignoring the facts staring them in the face.