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Claim: Activist Cindy Sheehan's other son was killed while working to shore up a levee in New Orleans.
Example: [The Onion, 2005]
Origins: Given that activist Cindy Sheehan's very public criticism of U.S. military involvement in Iraq was one of the major political issues occupying the news media immediately before Hurricane Katrina stuck the Gulf Coast (she had just completed a
A 21 September 2005 article in The Onion, a satirical publication, makes such a link under the headline "Bush Braces As Cindy Sheehan's Other Son Drowns In New Orleans." The fictitious spoof describes
Evidently (as it often does), the Onion's satire hit close enough to home that many readers who have received the piece as an out-of-context
Last updated: 21 September 2005
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