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A fawning mainstream media

Where Eagles dare, pacifists doctor and dupe

By Judi McLeod

Sunday, March 25, 2007

My friend Jackie Gordon, who exposes anti-war ANSWER for their lies on the Internet, wants to know about pictures posted on their website that appear to be doctored.

As we all know by now, the ragtag, loose knit and lovable vets called The Gathering of Eagles changed history in Washington D.C. on March 17. Traveling in great numbers from far distances, they outnumbered ANSWER three to one--but a fawning mainstream media failed to report the facts, as usual taking the side of ANSWER.

Well, Jackie it is not the "doctored" that so much matters to me but the "duped".

In pictures from anti-war protests of late, I'm seeing more women turning out in burqas. I can't say for certain whether they are actually the women of the enemy, or university students who callously don the dress of the enemy in an effort to get straight to the heart of anyone who has a daughter or son fighting for freedom in harm's way. Has anyone noticed how the so-called "9/11 truthers" keep showing up at anti-war protests?

But why I say "duped" bothers me more than "doctored" is because I expect these phonies who have the freedom to protest through the sacrifice of others to doctor everything. Duped themselves, they work to dupe others. After all, "doctored" has become almost acceptable in today's left-leaning and ultra politically correct world. Doctored pictures of children's' toys in the rubble in war-torn Lebanon, sheer intent of which was solely to inspire hatred for Israeli soldiers. Pictures of the same man holding the death-stilled body of a small child in one area, turning up with the same child in a far away other location only hours later. Mickey Mouse dolls face up in the still smoking rubble until a savvy Internet blogger wrote the words, "Oh, My God, they've killed Mickey. Those bastards!" ended it all with the duping joke it truly was.

When I think of the word "doctored", I think of the likes of John Kerry claiming Purple Heart status for a few scratches, criticizing the real unsung heroes still in Iraq. I think of a botox turned out Nancy Pelosi and her piteous cries for cut-'n-run policies.

But this to me is why "duping" is worse than "doctoring".

The activists screaming chants in communist-paid anti-war protests are, in effect trying to leave the impression that America by nature is an insipid pacifist nation.

That just won't wash.

Americans literally became Americans by fighting for their freedom. They never waited for England to grant them their self-determination. They got out and fought to be what they wanted.

Aside from their Communist and labor union organizers, the anti-war movement is made up of young men who don't want to go to war to defend their country. The Jane Fondas, Alec Baldwins and Sean Penns are only the protest props.

It's so much easier to stand and scream anti-war slogans at a protest than it is to stand on the front lines in Iraq.

In front of a media that give them nothing but coverage, they can shout and sing slogans but soon sputter out in intelligent debate.

Down to the last one, their leaders know the Marxist dialectic, but they never quite explain why the communist fronts are always at the front of their protest lines.

They will tell you that they are really not against the troops, just against the life-claiming war in Iraq.

Yet the undoctored picture that says it all showed up about the same time they were burning an American soldier in effigy. The picture that said it all was the anti-war activists proudly displaying a big banner that read, "F--k the troops!" In action, that's truly where anti-war activists are.

But the best part of their "duping" tactics belongs in the category of poetic justice. The anti-war activists leave an impression with the enemy that the average American population is dominated by pacifists, that it might be safe for al-Qaeda and company to come back to revered American soil.

Vets from all of the wars America ever fought, including the cruel Vietnam one, would be there to do the same thing to the enemy as they did to the enemy's running dogs on March 17, 2007. The vets, some still bearing painful wounds, would stare them down with a determined, unwavering, steely-eyed stare.

They are Americans. They back down from no one.

Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on, Drudge Report,, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at:

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