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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
CHENEY TALKS WITH BRIT
I watched Brit Hume's sit-down with VP Cheney this evening and learned that not once did he ever tell Harry, "You better get some ice on that." How insensitive is that? Instead, he told Brit, "I'd have to say, one of the worst days of my life, at that moment."
However, his ultimate insult was to The Media!:
CHENEY: Well, my first reaction, Brit, was not to think: I need to call the press. My first reaction is: My friend, Harry, has been shot and we've got to take care of him.
Obviously VP Cheney thinks that this is all about Harry Whittington when in reality it's all about The Media. And we all know that some two-bit rag published in that hick town of Corpus Christi is not The Real Media. David Gregory will have to set him straight.
Some of the best writing on this tired subject can be had at NewsBusters, such as:
8 Brent Bozell’s The Media's Cheney Hunt: These reporters take shots at McClellan and the rest of the administration on a daily basis, in the briefing room, and in their news coverage. Some of those shots are quite personal. But how dare the president’s spokesman lecture them! The incivility of it all!
8 Differing Media Outrage: Hillary’s 2001 Car Accident Was Totally Ignored: America’s media have been falling all over themselves with outrage concerning this weekend’s quail hunting accident involving the vice president. Yet, when a van containing Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) rolled through a checkpoint at the Westchester County airport in 2001 injuring a policeman, the press paid virtually no attention.
As an aside, according to Monday's NewsMax report on this issue, neither Hillary nor anyone from her office bothered to apologize to the officer, or check in to see how he was doing.
This will eventually bite The Media in its collective butt.