The normally lucid John Podhoretz has completely gone of the deep end on this one….
“This story is a very big deal, despite all the mitigating factors – the accident involved a friend, his medical team was right there to help, and all that. Something like this has never happened before, and it is a genuinely disturbing thing to think that the vice president of the United States actually shot somebody last weekend, even for fans of his. It’s disturbing as well that there was a news blackout that lasted nearly a day about this serious incident. It seems beyond question that the vice president is going to have to go before the cameras, explain what happened, and show genuine remorse for his actions, however inadvertent. It’s a difficult challenge for someone as reticent as Dick Cheney. But unless he does so, and makes a good showing of it, he will be damaged goods for the remainder of the Bush presidency.”
His wife better use the plastic sheets tonight because he’s gonna wet the bed for sure.
MM has lots more reax
The press is becoming increasingly unabashed in their bias as this was said by Bill Plante on CBSs Early Show:
"It's not about us, it's not about the reporters. It's about the fact that the White House is expected to disclose any information about what happens to the President and the Vice-President as soon as they can. In any other White House that I've covered, and that's several as you know, the Vice-President would never have this kind of power [to control the flow of information." But if it were up to Dick Cheney, he wouldn't tell us if our shirts were on fire, for heaven's sake."
First, what does this imbecile expect when the media uses stories like this as an IED rather than a microphone. Besides, most of these dim wits wouldn't accept that their shirts were on fire if they weren't informed of the fact by an anonymous source.