Ann Coulter, Fox News, etc.: liars

The metronomically predictable Ann Coulter is the latest to jump all over Cindy Sheehan for something she didn’t say. Writes Ann for FrontPageMag Aug. 18:

On the bright side, Sheehan shows us what Democrats would say if they thought they were immunized from disagreement. Sheehan has called President Bush “that filth-spewer and warmonger.” She says “America has been killing people on this continent since it was started” and “the killing has gone on unabated for over 200 years.” She calls the U.S. government a “morally repugnant system” and says, “This country is not worth dying for.” I have a feeling every time this gal opens her trap, Michael Moore gets a residuals check.

Yeah, except that by “this country,” Sheehan meant Iraq. Perhaps not the most sensitive comment in the world, but one which is being intentionally misrepresented by the right-wing media. Fortunately, an astute observor at Blog for America caught the same deception when Fox News used it Aug. 21:

FOX News Completely Distorts Cindy Sheehan’s Comments.

Molly Henneberg reported from Crawford, TX that Sheehan “says America is not worth dying for.”… Henneberg completely distorted what Sheehan said. In fact, Iraq was the country Sheehan said was not worth dying for, as this complete quote from a transcript at wikipedia shows: I’m going all over the country telling moms: “This country is not worth dying for. If we’re attacked, we would all go out. We’d all take whatever we had. I’d take my rolling pin and I’d beat the attackers over the head with it. But we were not attacked by Iraq.” [applause]

IndyBay and News Hound have also made note of this deception.

Finally, can even Ann Coulter reasonably deny that George Bush is a filth-spewer and warmonger?

See our last post on the propaganda war surrounding Cindy Sheehan.