Skip to comments.Cindy Sheehan Claims Photos Falsely Implied Her Book Signing was a Flop
Posted on 11/29/2005 9:47:01 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and her book publisher are upset about Associated Press and Reuters photos that allegedly presented a misleading impression of her book signing last weekend in Texas.
Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, gained wide fame last summer in an antiwar protest near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, and then in a march in Washington, D.C. She returned to Crawford last week for a Thanskgiving protest. Her new book, Not One More Mother's Child, had just been published, and her publisher organized a book signing in a large tent in Crawford on Saturday.
Photos of the event, carried widely on the Web, and then picked up by conservative blogs, seemed to imply that the book signing was a bust. The photos showed Sheehan looking dejected, sitting at a table, with no one in the tent except for a couple of photographers. The AP caption simply read: Anti-war activist CindySheehan waits for people to show up at her book signing near President Bush's ranch on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 in Crawford, Texas.
The Washington Post, which carried Evan Vucci's AP photo, noted that at a protest the same day Sheehan had addressed a crowd of only about 100. In the morning, the Post observed, Sheehan signed copies of her new book, being published this week, for an even smaller crowd, although it cited bad weather as a possible factor.
But in a statement today, Sheehan accused right-wing sites of spreading a false story that nobody bought my book at Camp Casey on Saturday. That is not true, I sold all 100 copies and got writer's cramp signing them. Photos were taken of me before the people got in line to have me sign the book. We made $2000 for the peace house.
Her publisher, Arnie Kotler at Koa Books, meanwhile released a letter to her supporters, charging that AP and Reuters posted photos - I can't imagine why - of Cindy sitting at the book table between signings, rather than while someone was at the table. And now the smear websites are circulating an article, with these photos, that Cindy gave a signing and nobody came. It's simply not true . the benefit books igning in Crawford, Texas on November 26, 2005 was well attended and a huge success.
AP has not yet responded to a request for comment.
I see she's gotten lessons from Baghdad Bob.
One picture is worth a thousand words; the camera does not lie,...etc.
Cindy is a loser.
I didn't hear her complaining when all those other "doctored/cropped" photos came out.
LOL....she's history...not even the loons care...most think she's a disgrace anyway...and she is!!!!!!!!!!1
"WWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" says, Sheehan.
This useless treasonous waste of air ate traditional Iraqi food for Thanksgiving while camped at Crawford.
I don't know whether to laugh or vomit. :)
100 copies? WOWEE. now that's significant.
Surely they have their own photos of the excited masses...
Rather than complain you would think that they would post pictures of the throngs of people trying to get close to an already crowded table with hundreds more outside waiting to get in. But---so far I haven't seen any. Wonder why?
Picitures don't lie.
Good God, when will the casualities end?
George Soros bought them all.
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