February 14, 2006

Press Goes All Islamic On White House Over Veep's Accident

While the world marvels at the grotesquely disproportionate spoiled-child reaction of Muslims to the Danish Mohammed cartoons, American journalists are staging their own tantrum.

The Washington Post angrily sulks in an editorial today about the delay in getting out information about Dick Cheney's shooting accident:

The shooting wasn't disclosed until Sunday morning, when Katharine Armstrong, a member of the family that owns the ranch, called the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the paper posted the story on its Web site in the afternoon after confirming the account with Mr. Cheney's office. Until then, the White House and the vice president's office were mum. By every standard and by all accounts, the failure to promptly disclose the accident was wrong.
But wait:
And the Secret Service reportedly notified the local sheriff's office of the incident on Saturday, according to the New York Times.
They did? and nobody in the vaunted mainstream media was bothering to monitor local police reports in the area where the Veep was known to be taking R&R? Really? And now they're all steamed that a minor story slipped past them because, they weren't doing their jobs.

The LA Times somberly notes that Cheney didn't have a valid bird-hunting stamp and received a warning for this diabolical transgression.

The Drudge Report even has a transcript of NBC chief White House correspondent David Gregory's snotty hissy fit with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan:

'David, hold on, the cameras aren't on right now,' McClellan replied. 'You can do this later.'

'Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras,' Gregory said, voice rising. 'Don't be a jerk to me personally when I'm asking you a serious question.'

'You don't have to yell,' McClellan said.

I would advise McClellan to puff this self-important milquetoast's balls more often, simply because he flies into such entertaining snits. Maybe next time Gregory will hold his breath until he turns blue.

Also posted at The Dread Pundit Bluto and Vince Aut Morire.

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