Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Differences In News Agencies

Want to see the difference in news philosophies? CNN reported last night that Cindy Sheehan had been arrested last night before the State of the Union Address because she had worn an anti-war T-shirt. Security officials asked her to cover the shirt, and she refused. After that she was escorted out and later arrested for disorderly conduct. However, the Washington Post paints a different picture.

"Sheehan, who was apparently given a gallery ticket by a member of Congress, began to attract notice about 30 minutes to an hour before President Bush's State of the Union speech.
Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, opened her jacket to reveal a T-shirt that, according to a supporter, gave the number of U.S. war dead and asked, "How many more?"
She was also vocal, said U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer, and after she ignored instructions to close her jacket and quiet down, she was led out and arrested. Demonstrating in the House gallery is prohibited."

The CNN article says nothing about it being prohibited to protest inside the gallery. Even more inconsistencies in the story arise at the Red Orbit site. Where CNN has this line:
"She was asked to cover it up. She did not," said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman.
The report at Red Orbit states;
The spokeswoman, Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, said she had no immediate details.

Sister Tlodjah has a very good report on the arrest.

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

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And, as promised, check out all of the inconsitancies I found between Cindy's Victimization Story, and well...Cindy's Victimization Story.