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  •  Video (4.00)
    For anyone who missed it, Crooks and Liars has the video up of Cindy being interviewed on CNN Late Edition.  Check it out.

    Human rights will soon go 'way. I am now your Shah today. Now I command all of you. Now you're going to pray in school. I'll make sure they're Christian too.

    by tlh lib on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 03:08:06 PM PDT

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    •  A good interview! (4.00)
      Thanks to both a sympathetic CNN and efficient Crooks and Liars.
    •  Her words where some of, if not the strongest, (4.00)
      most heartfelt words I've heard about Bush's War.  Her honesty on the air is such a wonderful contrast with the spin infested statements we hear from the pundits and politicans.

      Make sure to view the clip of Cindy's CNN interview.  It's very inspiring.

      I hope her words are going to have a great positive impact on this country.

    •  Trasncript not posted (none)
      Is there a reason this interview's transcript isn't posted on CNN's web site:

      http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/le.html

      They have today's up, but not yesterday.  Hmmmmm....

      I don't have Windows Media Player, so I can't watcht the Crooks & Liars video.

      Beware the everyday brutality of the averted gaze.

      by mataliandy on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 06:36:30 PM PDT

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      •  Fabulous Interview, partial transcript here: (4.00)
        Wolf Blitzer asks Cindy what it was like when she met with Chimp in Chief before. She and fifteen other families met with the President last year in Washington. But even though the President met with each family individually, it sounds like he was remarkably unprepared:

        Cindy Sheehan: And we wanted him to look at the pictures of Casey. He wouldn't even look at the pictures of Casey. He didn't even know Casey's name. He [Bush] came in the room, and the very first thing he said is, "So...who are we honoring here?"

        He didn't even know Casey's name. He didn't want to hear it. He didn't want to hear anything about Casey. He wouldn't even call him, um, "him" or "he." He called him "your loved one." And every time we tried to talk about Casey and how much we missed him, he changed the subject.

        And he acted like it was a party.

        Wolf Blitzer: Like a party?? I mean...uh..

        Cindy Sheehan: Yeah. He came in very jovial and like we should be, you know, happy, that he...that our son died for his misguided policies.

        •  Did you get the feeling that Wolf (4.00)
          just wasn't ready for this one?

          He seemed almost taken aback when she made that "seemed like a party" statement.....

          Was he taken aback because he didnt' want to hear it?  (it couldnt have been news to him.....he IS a reporter afterall and this was an old news story to us who follow news...wait....Wolf follows news too, right?)

          Was he taken aback because he didnt KNOW about her meeting with the president?   Wouldnt be surprising since the hacks blow us off anytime a tip is given that might not spread the love to their "sources" aka the bush cabinet and their employees.   What a farce.

          Cindy.....you are the hero of heroes.    My tears go out to you and I hope I can get a donation together to forward to the right people....let us know where that might be....   I'm poor but you'll get something without a doubt....just lead me to the direct connection.......something directly regarding this standoff.

          YOU are a true American Hero.....

          DO....NOT....GIVE....UP!!

          YOU ARE OUR VOICE AND YOU MAKE ME PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AGAIN!!

          If Casey is watching......I'm sure he couldnt be any prouder.  You are an example of examples to say the least.

          Human rights will soon go 'way. I am now your Shah today. Now I command all of you. Now you're going to pray in school. I'll make sure they're Christian too.

          by tlh lib on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 08:44:23 PM PDT

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          •  I don't know (4.00)
            there is so much more to the interview, that is just one juicy segment.

            I really like the part when he asks why she wants to see the president again, since she's seen him before. I don't have time to transcribe, but Cindy, your answer was specific and tied it into a recent statement by the president.

      •  What operating system are you on? (none)
        I rarely use WMP but I'm still a slave to Windows (and slave to a lot more as poor as I am)...

        ....but for what it's worth I watched it on Global Divx Player.

        Just a tip but probably will only help a few.....

        Human rights will soon go 'way. I am now your Shah today. Now I command all of you. Now you're going to pray in school. I'll make sure they're Christian too.

        by tlh lib on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 08:26:38 PM PDT

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      •  Washington Post distorts Cynthia quote in article (none)
        I've been looking for this transcript since I read this Washington post article from yesterday,

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/10/AR2005081001929.html

        that distorts her statement in the CNN interview by only taking the first half of it.  Here's the Post quote:

        " 'If we didn't have the Internet, none of us would really know what was truly going on,' she said. 'This is something that can't be ignored.' "

        The missing piece of this statement, which I can no longer find on cnn.com, or anwhere else for that matter, ASSERTED THAT THE MSM IS NOTHING MORE THAN A TOOL OF THOSE IN POWER.

        Any guesses now as to why CNN pulled the transcript?  If anyone has the full quote, or the full transcript, please post it.  I want to tear CNN and the WP for self-serving (and apparently effective) censorship.  I need the actual quote to do it.

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