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After Cheney's Shooting Incident, Time to Unload (Cheney and WH Taking it)
Washington Post ^ | Feb 14, 20006 | Mark Leibovich

Posted on 02/14/2006 6:14:52 AM PST by danbo

The most heated public moment occurred during McClellan's off-camera "gaggle" with White House reporters yesterday morning. It featured NBC's David Gregory, one of McClellan's most persistent inquisitors over the last year, who raised his voice while asking a question about the incident.

"Hold on," McClellan interrupted, pointing out that "the cameras aren't on right now. You can do this later."

"Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras," Gregory replied. "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 will yell," said Gregory, jabbing his finger in McClellan's direction. "If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don't appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that's wrong."

"Calm down, Dave. Calm down," said McClellan evenly.

The two men spoke privately after the gaggle, Gregory said later. No apologies were exchanged.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cheney; davidgregory; gregory; harrywhittington; nbcnews; unload; whittington
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For the life of me, I can't figure out why the administration puts up with these self-important babies. McClellan should have had him removed.

They remind me of a few of the kids I grew up with. During recess, most of us boys would play football. While the teacher monitored the recess behavior, she was usually accompanied by a few girls, who would ring the bell to let everyone know recess was over. David Gregory comes across a one of the boys who would hang with teacher. A big wuss, though-and-though.

The full article is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/13/AR2006021301303_pf.html

1 posted on 02/14/2006 6:14:54 AM PST by danbo
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To: danbo
The two men spoke privately after the gaggle, Gregory said later. No apologies were exchanged.

Gregory is pi$$ed that he didn't get the story he wanted, so he's making himself the story.

2 posted on 02/14/2006 6:16:20 AM PST by airborne
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To: danbo

David Gregory needs to be taught what the frequency is...


3 posted on 02/14/2006 6:17:27 AM PST by D-Chivas
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To: danbo

White House, kick these scum to the crub. You are under NO obligation to talk to them. Just cancel these daily waste of time. Talk to the New Media and make the junk journalists talk to the Radio Talk Show hosts etc to get their "news" Junk Journalists seem completely incabable of grasping the reality that THEY need access to YOU, NOT vice versa.


4 posted on 02/14/2006 6:18:20 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Conservatives...lack sufficient cynicism to properly assess the nature of their liberal opponents)
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To: danbo
By the way, does anyone know the name of the woman reporter at the White House who asked Scott McClellan "Would this be a bigger story if he had been killed?"

Can there ever have been a more ignorant question from a reporter?

5 posted on 02/14/2006 6:19:14 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: danbo

another helen thomas wannabe


6 posted on 02/14/2006 6:19:19 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: airborne

Gregory is as painful and as attractive as a pilonidal cyst.


7 posted on 02/14/2006 6:20:46 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: danbo

I'll cut Gregory some slack. It was that time of the month.


8 posted on 02/14/2006 6:20:52 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: danbo
"Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras," Gregory replied. "Don't be a jerk to me personally when I'm asking you a serious question."

Serious question?

Judge for yourself how many serious questions were asked:  Scott McClellan's press briefing

9 posted on 02/14/2006 6:24:21 AM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: beyond the sea

"Would this be a bigger story if he had been killed?"
______________________________________

I think that is what is bugging the press so much...he was not killed and so it is not much of a story. I think they really wish he was killed...then Cheney might be up for manslaughter....

Of course, only republican manslaughter counts....democrat manslaughter is ok a la teddy boy....


10 posted on 02/14/2006 6:24:51 AM PST by fizziwig (Democrats: so far off the path, so incredibly vicious, so sadly pathetic.)
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To: danbo
Don't these rude reporters ever attend sensitivity meetings?

That Gregory fella reminds me of a snot-nose kid who never grew up and got real!

11 posted on 02/14/2006 6:25:22 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: danbo
I miss Ari Fleisher. He knew how to handle these swarming schools of rabid messengers.
12 posted on 02/14/2006 6:25:27 AM PST by cchandler
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To: beyond the sea

I got a two-fer from you. (1) Your point, and (2) now I know what pilonidal means. Thanks.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 6:25:52 AM PST by danbo
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To: danbo
Clymers, one and all.
14 posted on 02/14/2006 6:26:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: danbo

"I will yell," said Gregory, jabbing his finger in McClellan's direction. "If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don't appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that's wrong."


Of course Gregory sees no problem with using his position to take shots at the White House. And then the press wonder why no one goes out of their way to report an embarrassing incident to them.


15 posted on 02/14/2006 6:26:59 AM PST by BadAndy (The DemocRATs are the enemy's most effective weapon.)
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To: danbo

lol


16 posted on 02/14/2006 6:27:21 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: danbo
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17 posted on 02/14/2006 6:27:27 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cchandler
I miss Ari Fleisher. He knew how to handle these swarming schools of rabid messengers. ----

****

DITTO!!!..... Ari was the best ever!

18 posted on 02/14/2006 6:28:15 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: D-Chivas

Make no mistake about it, David Gregory is a very tall, very smug a**hole. Simple as that.


19 posted on 02/14/2006 6:28:43 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: danbo
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Ass monkey.

20 posted on 02/14/2006 6:29:08 AM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: danbo
Look for these protest signs at your next rally ...
21 posted on 02/14/2006 6:29:33 AM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com)
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To: danbo
McClellan should have had him removed.

Better yet, from an old SNL skit: "Bailiff, whack his pee-pee!"

22 posted on 02/14/2006 6:30:34 AM PST by T-Bird45
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To: danbo

McClellan, by his calm demeanor showed more about Gregory than ever before- Grecory is an A$$hole posieur liberal biased hack.


23 posted on 02/14/2006 6:30:54 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help...)
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To: danbo
Separated at Birth?

David Gregory and Richard Belzer


24 posted on 02/14/2006 6:31:01 AM PST by Darth Republican
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To: danbo
Just ignore this little pissant.

Act like he isn't even in the room.

He's not worth acknowledging.
25 posted on 02/14/2006 6:31:15 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: danbo

This is not an endorsement of violence, but if that little wus (Gregory) spoke to me in that tone, he would be sorting his teeth in the palm of his hand. It's a calculated risk I would enjoy taking.


26 posted on 02/14/2006 6:31:39 AM PST by Niteranger68 ("Only 4 out of 3 Democrats actually vote.")
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To: danbo

I think NBC has found the new Dan Rather, but can he forge documents?


27 posted on 02/14/2006 6:31:48 AM PST by sergeantdave (And on the second day The Lord created February - the slowest month of the year.)
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To: anyone

How do we email this guy? I think he needs to know that the public thinks he is ridiculous.


29 posted on 02/14/2006 6:32:46 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: danbo
Another pretty boy.
Standin for Matt Laur
Tim Russert boy
Chris Matthews boy
Imus boy
Gregory has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest questioners of President Bush and his press secretary Scott McClellan.  Naming him one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists, Washingtonian magazine labeled Gregory the "firebrand in the front row."           

30 posted on 02/14/2006 6:37:16 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: danbo

The reporters at the White House are nothing mre than hysterical girly men.

(To paraphrase another FReeper from yesterday)


31 posted on 02/14/2006 6:37:19 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: danbo
The VP and this administration owe the media (the WH press corps in particular) ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

Does anyone honestly think that if the WH were to shut down the press conference room, convert it to office space, and kick the media off the grounds that the MSM coverage could possibly be even more inaccurate, slanted, and confrotational? Screw them. Have the press office post a daily release on the WH website. If the media want a story, let 'em sniff it out themselves. I'll end up taking it with many grains of salt anyway, given the source.

32 posted on 02/14/2006 6:38:20 AM PST by AngryJawa ("But honey, I *need* a Main Battle Rifle...[NRA])
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To: Mr. K

If Gregory wants to get the scoop on shotgun accidents, why not invite him on Cheney's next Quayle hunt. Tell him to stand about 30 yards behind the VP and flap his arms like a bird.


33 posted on 02/14/2006 6:40:19 AM PST by Callahan
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To: T-Bird45
Better yet, from an old SNL skit: "Bailiff, whack his pee-pee!"

Uh, excuse me, that is from an old CHEECH & CHONG skit, I believe. :)

34 posted on 02/14/2006 6:41:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: danbo

You need to realize that since Ari Fleischer left that you are not dealing with the varsity in the White House press office or Communications Office.

Last year the amateurs let this same gaggle of immature media children, led by head whiner David Blow-dry Gregory, make a National Guard non-story into one that almost lost the election. A big reason that the Iraq war is losing popular support is that the White House spokesmen have done a terrible job in advancing the cause, letting the clowns in the press zoo carry the story line and define the agenda.

Maybe they are just trying to be nice so that they can get a big media job after their White House days.

Sometimes you have to forget about loyalty and remove the incompetents. Can you imagine a Lee Atwater putting up with this stuff?


35 posted on 02/14/2006 6:42:06 AM PST by oldbill
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To: danbo
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LOL the Army wouldn't even trust this guy with a magazine for his little plastic rifle.

36 posted on 02/14/2006 6:43:09 AM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: danbo
With all the late night joke fodder, here is a Top Ten List you WON'T see on Letterman:

Top Ten Reasons It is Still Safer to Go Hunting with Dick Cheney than to Ride in a Car with Ted Kennedy

10. The Vice President doesn't need to sober up before calling for help.
9. The Vice President travels with a medical team rather than a scandal sanitation squad.
8. Vice President Cheney does not have delusional Presidential aspirations to cloud his judgment in a crisis.
7. Hunting with the VP doesn't involve navigating any dangerous bridges.
6. As the victim of an accident involving a Republican, your name will actually be reported on CNN and CBS news.
5. Cheney - Number 8 Bird Shot; Kennedy - 8 shots of Wild Turkey.
4. You don't have to wait for Cheney to concoct an alibi before help arrives.
3. If there is an accident, Cheney will attempt to save your life rather than his political career.
2. You will be able to tell your children and grandchildren about hunting with the Vice Presdient years later.

And the Number ONE reason It is Still Safer to Go Hunting with Dick Cheney than to Ride in a Car with Ted Kennedy:
1. If Vice President Cheney makes a statement regarding Gun Safety, reporters will actually be able to ask you for a comment.

37 posted on 02/14/2006 6:44:08 AM PST by VRWCmember (You are STILL safer hunting with Dick Cheney than riding in a car with Ted Kennedy!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As usual, I am glad to stand corrected...:-) It was definitely Cheech & Chong.


38 posted on 02/14/2006 6:45:15 AM PST by T-Bird45
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To: WideGlide

You realize that was Al Gore, great war hero, in the picture, on his way to the next big battle in Saigon.


39 posted on 02/14/2006 6:45:52 AM PST by oldbill
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To: D-Chivas

David Gregory needs to be taught what the frequency is...

ROFLMAO


40 posted on 02/14/2006 6:45:56 AM PST by meanie monster (http://guptonator.myvideochat.net)
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To: AngryJawa
"Does anyone honestly think that if the WH were to shut down the press conference room, convert it to office space, and kick the media off the grounds that the MSM coverage could possibly be even more inaccurate, slanted, and confrotational? "

I think it's funny that the press corps is already in the worst room in the building. There is still a metal ladder coming out of the concrete floor where they filled in the pool.

41 posted on 02/14/2006 6:49:11 AM PST by cchandler
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To: danbo

Memo to Scott: Use their NAMES and affiliations when they ask these stupid questions, or else the public have no idea who these people are.


42 posted on 02/14/2006 6:51:17 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: danbo

Let the Lamestream Media overdo their reaction. It's good for us, actually. GWB and Big Dick Cheney come across as Real Men, unlike the girly men and manly women who infest the ranks of the 'Rats.

The more these media hacks make a big deal about this hunting accident, the more it becomes obvious what the media's agendum is: Attack the Bush White House on any issue, no matter how trivial.


43 posted on 02/14/2006 6:51:28 AM PST by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: airborne

Exactly what I was thinking.. now he can go back to his MSM pals and glory in his go-around with McClellan.


44 posted on 02/14/2006 6:51:40 AM PST by go-ken-go (i)
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To: MNJohnnie

"Junk Journalists seem completely incabable of grasping the reality that THEY need access to YOU, NOT vice versa."

AND they don't seem to understand that the one group the public hates more than lawyers and politicians is "journalists". The American people see no downside to the WH press corps being "inconvenienced".


45 posted on 02/14/2006 6:53:41 AM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: beyond the sea
That's exactly my point...no one knows who that stupid woman was, so Scott should say when he calls on them, "suzy Schmo of the XYZ paper".

The person who asked Schwartzkopf if he knew WHO was in that truck on the bridge they blew up would have been FIRED for asking such a STUPID question!!

46 posted on 02/14/2006 6:55:00 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: AngryJawa
Have the press office post a daily release on the WH website.

I wouldn't even bother with that. Let 'em get all their material off the DNC fax wire; 90 percent of the garbage they copy comes from there as it is anyway. The other ten percent they steal from each other. The only reason they bother with the WH press briefings is so they can vent their rage at the President.

47 posted on 02/14/2006 6:56:45 AM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Wolverine

Pretty Boy?? Ick...I think he looks like a blonde monkey.


48 posted on 02/14/2006 6:57:33 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Defendingliberty

I busted out laughing at this cartoon. TY


49 posted on 02/14/2006 6:57:49 AM PST by Cindy_Cin
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To: danbo

The mediots are a gaggle of attention freaks.

The MSM is only interested in posing for the cameras. The are as valid and intelligent as the illiterates of the arab street who are jumping up and down for the cameras.

I think if NBC, CBS, and NBC went 100% off the air, democrats would be devastated with the sudden increase in inteligence of the population.


50 posted on 02/14/2006 6:58:38 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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