Saturday, May 13, 2006

Your Time is Up...

Recently Cindy Shehag was within spitting distance of us. She had a speaking engagement in Eureka Springs, Ar. on Wednesday. Local coverage of this monumental,major event is virtually non-existent. I recall seeing a brief story of it on the Wednesday 10 pm news, somewhere before the weather & sports. They ran a short vid of Shebeast spouting her spiel about how this speaking tour is enabling "millions" to find their voice and courage to protest the war and yammmer yammer yammer,blah-blah-blah and (insert standard issue moonbat babble here). On a side note, she's sporting a new 'do and hair tint...a kinda dark copper/auburn thing going on there, more "serious" than her previous goofy strawberry blonde.There was a nanosecond of the protestors outside the auditorium and that was pretty much that.

Well, SeaSpook's blog mentioned a new site, The Cindy Sheehan Watch, so I wandered over there for a looksee...highly recommended! And it got me wondering about the local coverage. The site links a big market online newspaper's site (The Seattle Times) for the Eureka Springs event and I wondered well, why didn't they go with local sources...afterall, it was right in our backyard. So I went to the local sources...guess what? Nada, zip, zero! Even the local TV news site didn't even have their Weds. story archived! Same for the Springfield News-Leader, THE Ozark region's newspaper, no story. I even went to The Lovely County Citizen-the rag for Eureka Springs, proper and although they did run a story about her upcoming visit which was mostly just standard issue press release and bio crap, no follow-up could be found. I will cut the Citizen some slack, because I'm not 100% sure if they are a weekly or a daily. Probably a weekly...most of these small Ozark community papers are, since not a hell of alot happens here.

Anyway, it seems that only the big markets made any mention of her visit to our rinky dink touristy "art colony" historic little burg.
I find that interesting that the local media totally ignored her for the most part.

(But I will check back later with The Citizen and see if they do have a follow-up.)


Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I guess you have enough commies in Arkansas to attract Ms Sheepface but I am surprised - I thought you got rid of your only two commies, the Clintons.

5/14/2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Eureka Springs is a hotbed of "free spirits", artists, musicians and others that translate into a rather large group of leftys. So it was only natural that sooner or later they would beg Cindy to grace them with her wisdom.
That aside, it is a very cool little town to visit.Lots of old historical structures in the downtown area,like a cross between San Fran before the Big Quake and the French Quarter in 'Nawlins.
They used to have a wonderful Blues Festival there every June.

5/14/2006 12:56 PM  

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