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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The nutty media

David Ignatious writes in the Washington Post today:

There is a temptation that seeps into the souls of even the most righteous politicians and leads them to bend the rules, and eventually the truth, to suit the political needs of the moment. That arrogance of power is on display with the Bush administration.

The most vivid example is the long delay in informing the country that Vice President Cheney had accidentally shot a man last Saturday while hunting in Texas.

Am I missing something here? The so called 16 hour delay in telling the Washington Press Corps that Cheny was involved in a hunting accident is the display of the arrogance of power? How ridiculous. How would reporting the incident...say immediatly.... do anything other that cause rumor and speculation.

The mainstream press has so much hatred for the President that they need to find a bad story in every story. Now they realize that it appears quite babyish to complain about a mere 16 hour delay in telling a story that is meaningful to the person who got shot, but meaningless to the American people. Therefore, to cover-up their babyishness, they are spinning the story into "another example of the abuse of power." Do people actually buy this stuff?

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Is the Washington Post mainstream press?

The White House should have reported the incident as soon as they found out. Considering that everyone was, hopefully, at first concerned about the afflicted man's health and secondly, in securing the perimeter or whatever, this would have been some period of time, likely into the wee morning hours.

Not that the White House wants to pay this struggling story further homage, but it might be interesting for them to explain why it took an astounding 16 hours. (Is 16 hours a staggering amount of time?) Or have they done this? I've had very little opportunity to stay on top of these major news stories. Or perhaps I've just had little interest in chasing down all the details of this one. Either way . . .

8:34 AM, February 20, 2006  

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