Monday, November 28, 2005

Moral Authority

When the mother of Iraq War hero planted herself in Texas during August, the press gave her every utterance and flatulance against the war a full-blown media event treatment. She, as the mother of a soldier who died in Iraq, had moral authority that nobody could challenge. This meant that the press ignored her wacko comments about America, the Jews, and the jihadi enemy we fight in Iraq and Afghanistan to act as her press agent in the anti-war movement.

So is it my imagination or did the press largely ignore Sheehan in her second trip to Crawford for the Thanksgiving holiday?

Which leads me to ask, what happened to her absolute moral authority? Doesn't the press have an obligation--due to the absolute moral authority they bestowed on her in August--to renew their wall-to-wall coverage in case she utters something profound?

Moral authority is so unstable, apparently.