Skip to comments.Cindy Sheehan Claims Photos Falsely Implied Her Book Signing was a Flop
Posted on 11/29/2005 11:58:08 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99
NEW YORK 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 signing in Crawford, Texas on November 26, 2005 was well attended and a huge success.
Asked for a response, an AP spokesman commented this afternoon:
"Photographer Evan Vucci, queried about the incident today said that he was present at the book signing from about 10 a.m. to about 11 a.m. During that time, he said, people were coming in to have their books signed in small groups of a few at a time.
"At the time the photos were taken 'maybe 5 people had come in,' Vucci says, and Sheehan was waiting for more to stop by, which they did individually as well as in very small groups. Therefore the wording of the caption is accurate in that Sheehan was waiting for people to show up at her signing."
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Your 15 minutes of disgracing your son's memory are over toots.
The media hacks are even bigger losers for addressing this. What suckers they all seem to be. It's amazing that half of these wipes even hold jobs for more a than a month at a time
Oh, it must be a limited edition.
All the fancy camerawork in the world couldn't fix that. She always looks miserable, even when she's smiling.
Another addition to the 50,000 threads already posted on this.
But always nice to hear.
She said that she raised $2,000 for some cause. The book's full list price is $15, per Amazon.
Is she or her publisher really donating 100% of the gross receipts (not profit) to some peace house? Does anyone really believe that a publisher would do that??
For 175 small pages, it seems to be a costly book. Can't comment on the content, since I won't use my time to read it.
I think it was published on a very small press called "I suck for writing this book, you suck more for buying this book" press
I doubt that.... Once they deduct the cost of setting up the tent, chairs, tables, flags, posters and groomers for Sheehan -- it will be a loss....
A loss for a loser....
Hey Arnie, got any pics?
(guffaw!)(snicker)(wheeeezer) "Cindy Sheehan hospitalized after suffering painful writers cramp, after courageously enduring the pan of autographing a hundred books..."The lin...it just never seemed to end!" quavered Ms Sheehan, from her ICU bed..unable to lift her arm to even bless the MSM Press that were there to chronicle her beatific sacrifices made from atop her sons casket."
Cindy "Bagdad Bob" Sheehan!!!! ROFLMBO!
I've always called him "Comical Ali."
Oh, I thought she got tennis elbow from leaning on it all day! LOL
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