Ed Driscoll

Spot-Airbrushing Cindy's Arrest

Her dream comes true: Cindy Sheehan was arrested today in front of the White House. Mary Katharine catches AP selectively revising updates to the story.

Meanwhile, John Hinderaker writes:

I may be wrong about this, but I don’t think it is wise for Sheehan to go out of her way to cultivate associations between her anti-war protest and similar events in the 1960s. I really don’t think that images of her being carried away by policemen, hobnobbing with Communists, marching with Joan Baez and Jesse Jackson, etc., are helpful to her cause. I think such actions will cause light bulbs to go on in many Americans’ heads as they realize, “Oh, she’s one of those!”

Hinderaker also notes a glaring exception to the media’s otherwise careful framing of her photographs.