Patterico's Pontifications

8/20/2005

Patterico Outside the Tent, Part 2

Filed under: Current Events,Dog Trainer,General,Sheehan — Patterico @ 11:37 am



I can now reveal the nature of the project that has kept blogging light this week. My second “Outside the Tent” piece will run in the Sunday L.A. Times tomorrow. (My first “Outside the Tent” piece argued that the paper should run corrections of substantial errors in a more prominent space. It ran on February 13, and can still be accessed at this link.)

Tomorrow’s piece discusses the paper’s coverage of Cindy Sheehan’s recent protest in Crawford. I don’t write the headlines, but it looks like they have decided to call it “Peacenik Paper Fawns Over Anti-War Mom.” It will appear in the “Current” section.

I took great care to keep the focus on the paper’s coverage; it’s not intended to be a screed against Sheehan personally. I point out some of the paper’s distortions and omissions in covering Sheehan, and take a swipe at Jonathan Chait and Margaret Carlson in the process.

I’ll link it in the morning; let me know what you think.

UPDATE: Welcome to Hugh Hewitt readers, and thanks to Hugh for the link. I hope new visitors will bookmark my site and come back often. Also, stay tuned for more on Pejman’s project; I have a feeling you’ll be hearing more about that very soon.

2 Responses to “Patterico Outside the Tent, Part 2”

  1. I just rode by (and through) Camp Casey a few hours ago and it looks pretty tame. There’s probably more Bikers for Bush and cops hanging around than protesters.

    I’m from that area originally, but was surprised at how far from Crawford the ranch really is. I hadn’t realized it before.

    The most interesting insight I could provide you, though, is the one you would expect: the demographic there is overwhelmingly white, middle class, and touristy. These are well-heeled hippies, I assure you.

    Toby Petzold (454378)

  2. Just read the Peacenik piece in the Times. Thought you might be interested in knowing that MOST of the 300,000+ civilian deaths under Saddam occured while he was our convenient ally of the week. We didn’t give a good goddamn about it then… he was enemies with Iran. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right? Just the kind of ASSENINE BS that has sent me and others overseas for the last 50 years, cleaning up behind the political expediencies of the moment. Just so the numbers are correct. We’ve been buddies with more despots than you can shake a stick at…just so they weren’t “commies” or Marxists or whatever.
    It wasn’t right then and it ain’t right now.
    Don
    Veteran

    Don Albares (6ad6fb)


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