22 August 2005

Enforcing groupthink

A Salt Lake City television station is refusing to air an ad featuring Cindy Sheehan, in which she asks Bush to bring the troops home now. The station explained this decision by saying that the ad "could very well be offensive to our community in Utah, which has contributed more than its fair share of fighting soldiers and suffered significant loss of life in this Iraq war."

Excuse me, but wasn't Casey Sheehan a fighting soldier who lost his life fighting Bush's war? Notice that the station assumes that everyone who has lost loved ones in the war would be offended by the ad, which is directly contradicted by Cindy Sheehan herself.