It was hot as blazes in Crawford, Texas in August of 2005.
I was in Crawford, Texas to meet up with Deborah Johns’ Marine Moms caravan from California. We were there to provide a counterpoint to Cindy Sheehan’s Camp Casey protest.
More than 3,500 people showed up in downtown Crawford to speak out against Cindy Sheehan and to honor of our soldiers serving in Iraqi Freedom. A friend and I took a drive out to Prairie Chapel to see what was going on.
Camp Casey had a new large white tent and catering but there were only about 150 people present. It seemed a third of these were news reporters. Back at the Marine Moms’ gathering, the Crawford Fire Department served barbecue to throngs of people. I got back to Dallas that evening and turned on the 10 p.m. news to see how the event was covered.
The Camp Casey protest received plenty of coverage, yet there was no mention of the Marine Moms. It was clear to me that the objective of the journalists present was not accurate reporting or they would have covered the more than 3,500 people who had gathered to support our troops.
I returned home determined to challenge the Left’s stranglehold on slanted and inaccurate reporting.
During this period, I re-connected with Jeff Bayard, an old childhood friend who was also struggling to find fair and accurate reporting about the news of the day. Jeff received the encouragement he needed to get started, and Right Side News was born in July 2007.
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