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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

CCN was all over...

...the Mother Sheehan Arrest Story this morning. The schmecklehead anchor was "reporting" what had happened (he was looking down and reading) and Soledad O'Brien, from the other side of the split screen, interrupted him to note that Sheehan was asked to cover up her shirt and refused prior to her removal. The anchor said: "That differs from this account here. This is from her blog on" and then he read Sheehan's "letter" verbatim with the text on screen.


CNN "reporting" Cindy Sheehan according to Cindy Sheehan from Michael Moore's web site.


Excerpting now:

I was never told that I couldn't wear that shirt into the Congress. I was never asked to take it off or zip my jacket back up. If I had been asked to do any of those things...I would have, and written about the suppression of my freedom of speech later. I was immediately, and roughly (I have the bruises and muscle spasms to prove it) hauled off and arrested for "unlawful conduct."

After I had my personal items inventoried and my fingers printed, a nice Sgt. came in and looked at my shirt and said, "2,245, huh? I just got back from there."

I told him that my son died there. That's when the enormity of my loss hit me. I have lost my son. I have lost my First Amendment rights. I have lost the country that I love. Where did America go? I started crying in pain.
I have some lawyers looking into filing a First Amendment lawsuit against the government for what happened tonight. I will file it. It is time to take our freedoms and our country back.

I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ultimate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government. That's why I am going to take my freedoms and liberties back. That's why I am not going to let Bushco take anything else away from me...or you.

Don't be scared to read it all. It's a mind scramble.

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