Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

These words will get airtime if bloggers have anything to do with it

Given the press coverage over Ms. Sheehan, one could be excused for thinking that she's the only person in America to have lost a child in the Iraq war. Charles Johnson, at Little Green Footballs reminds us that there are other mothers out there, and that at least one recognizes how important her child's sacrifice was for American freedom:

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a Marine killed in Iraq urged mourners Wednesday not to let their anger and sadness turn them against the U.S. fight in Iraq. “Honor me in this way,” Kathy Dyer said during a memorial service for Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19, of the Cincinnati suburb of Evendale. At the funeral at Tri-County Baptist Church, Kathy Dyer delivered what she believed would have been her son’s own message: “It has been with the greatest pride I have served ... fighting to preserve freedom.” She said he would want mourners to continue supporting the troops in the war against terrorism.
Now that you've read these courageous words, here's what the LGF post had to say about them:
Mainstream media is doing an absolutely disgraceful PR makeover on loony Cindy Sheehan, ignoring her many insane statements and history of radicalism to promote her as an archetype of the “anti-war” movement. But how much publicity will Kathy Dyer receive?
Well, with regard to that last question, if you link to the LGF post or to the AP story, and ask those who visit your blog to link as well, maybe she'll get the publicity at the grass roots, where it counts. So do your stuff: link to this story and ask others to do so as well.