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stephanie
03-17-2007, 08:19 PM
Did anyone see some of the coverage? There were as many support the troop people there as the Answer communists. I guess it was too cold for for them to get all the rent a crowd in action.

Blogburst: Gathering of Eagles

By Michelle Malkin и March 17, 2007 05:35 PM
It was a breath-taking, historic, and emotional day in Washington, D.C. You won't know it if you tune in to the usual MSM channels. But new media--bloggers, conservative documentarians, Internet activists, FReepers, citizen journalists, photojournalists, and talk radio hosts--turned out in full force to participate and cover the Gathering of Eagles counter-protest. Thousands upon thousands turned out despite freezing temperatures and hairy travel conditions. We met bikers who drove up all night from Huntsville, Alabama; a retired NYC firefighter who arrived here at 2am; college students who traveled from Massachusetts; a Vietnam veteran's wife who bought plane tickets at the last minute from San Francisco; and countless participants who arrived as part of Move America Forward's cross-country caravan.

A pure, grass-roots effort, the Gathering of Eagles' volunteers matched the massive Soros-funded anti-war machine sign for sign, chant for chant, and marcher for marcher. The contrast was most stark right before the entrance to the Memorial Bridge, where Eagles gathered with a field of American flags--while anti-Bush, 9/11 conspiracy nuts wrapped themselves in a figurative blanket of yellow "Out of Iraq" placards. Several of the vets shouted, "Yellow! How appropriate!" in between spirited chants of "U.S.A! U.S.A!" While the classless Cindy Sheehan ranted profanely, the Eagles raised their voices in polite, but roaring disapproval and raised their American flags in answer to the ANSWER socialists' Che banners and peace pennants.

Why did the Eagles come? One common refrain: Vietnam veterans, some fighting back tears, told us they came to show the kind of support for the troops that they did not receive when the surrender lobby marched on the Pentagon 40 years ago today.

Mission accomplished.

Meantime, the battle for victory against global jihad continues. God bless our troops on the front lines.

E-mail or track back if you were there for a Geo blogburst.

We'll have a full video report on Hot Air Monday and more coverage to come. Here are a few photos I snapped with frozen fingers. I'll upload the rest to the Hot Air Flickr page later tonight:
http://michellemalkin.com/

There's some good pictures at her site and she said a lot more to come later..
:salute: :salute:

Gaffer
03-17-2007, 09:27 PM
I was searching the sites today to get the reports. The news media only thought it worth covering sporadically and then only the commie side. It took fox news three reports before they mentioned that...oh yeah there were a bunch of pro-American groups there as well. I guess all the fox conservatives were off for the weekend.