Skip to comments.Whittington Back in ICU (FNC Reporting Minor Heart Attack)
Posted on 02/14/2006 10:09:50 AM PST by be-baw
I just heard from a local radio reporter (during Rush newsbreak at approximately 1:00 p.m) that Whittington "may have taken a turn for the worse," and was put back into intensive care.
You lose medals by being disqualified. But maybe they cheer when Americans don't win. Keep in mind that some of the broadcasters working for NBC in Turin/Turino are Canadian.
If Mr.Whittington's condition deteriorates, I actually think that politically speaking, it might not hurt Cheney that badly. Right now, aside from the press going bonkers, most people think this story is amusing. Nobody thinks Cheney did it on purpose, so if the person he shot is more seriously injured than we initially believed, the comedians will lay off, and people might be more sympathetic towards the Veep for what he accidentally caused.
even if he recovers, they were asking what kind of quality of life could this poor man expect to have going forward now that he had experienced a HEART ATTACK.....blah blah...blame cheney.....gag me. (summary of implications)
Husband says some pellets were likely free floating objects until they attached to something... most pellets attached immediately.
He suspects this pellet floated until it attached to the membrane.
I'm sure that the libbies can't wait for him to die so they call call Cheney a murderer. My prayers are with Mr Whittington. Get well soon!
The press is despicable!
"And what's up with FoxNews? The headline on the website reads:
Birdshot Migrates Into Cheney Victim's Heart
Fox News gets breaking news wrong virtually 100% of the time. It's a mistake to think that Fox News is a reliable place to get correct information when things are breaking.
I'm not sure which of the 24-hour channels is the most accurate in these cases. I use CNN, though, despite their political bent. They seem to get the facts more closely to correct than the others.
Now you are just trying to cheer me up.
Dayside on Fox is ramping it up, too.
I am not able to see the TV right now...my granddaughter is watching it..
Please tell me what the doctors are saying to the press!!!
6 shot in a 28 is the same size pellet as 6 shot in ANY gauge. Same for ANY size shot.
In Jesus's name - Amen.
(AP) WASHINGTON The man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney has shown signs of having suffered a heart attack due to his wounded, medical doctors said Tuesday.
Doctors in Texas say some of the birdshot that Vice President Cheney accidentally fired at a fellow hunter over the weekend has lodged in the man's heart, causing a minor heart attack.
Doctors say Harry Whittington is still in stable condition, and that he showed no chest pain or other signs of a heart attack. They say they have been watching for movement of the birdshot within the body of the 78-year-old man.
The man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney experienced a heart irregularity after birdshot moved into his heart.
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That feisty ER Chief got right back in the face of the mediots. "What about infection?"
Doc: "So--WHAT ABOUT INFECTION? (thinking to himself--you idiot moron). If it happens, we'll deal with it appropriately, (you braindead piece of crap)".
Thank you, you're right, but I was having him tell me in layman's terms and I can't correctly spell most medical words.
Fox News is really getting bad. When this story first broke on Sunday, they had a Fox News Alert every 5 minutes.
I use "presser" instead of having to type press conference...
What are you talking about? I stated the obvious.
Suzanne Malveaux is a gool on CNN!
I like it when they go wild; it will turn MORE people against them.
I don't imagine those doctors are use to being treated like that. They'll surely tell their friends.
Thanks. I didn't realize it went so far back. A "trade" term that has just recently become popular with the rest of us, perhaps.
Juliet has never been an intelligent person. I'm trying to be polite here. I've never understood why Fox didn't fire her years ago.
Whittington's been fighting eminent domain in Austin
Gee, maybe today Dayside will "demonstrate" a heart attack!
It didn't help that The Smoking Gun.com published his Austin address and phone #!
Yeah, I don't see that happening. 9/11 couldn't keep these people from blaming Bush for it. You think one old guy dying is going to embarrass them?
It's the size of the shot, not the gauge of the round. You could have a 28 gauge rifled slug, which would be as big around as your fingertip. This was very small #9 shot, and your hubby was correct on the size.
That it wasn't a typical heart attack that an average joe would think of
That it is a medical term they use in cases were there is an irritation to the heart area
They are keeping him for 7 days to just keep an eye on him
I'm somewhere between tears and rage.
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Agree 100% Their drive for ratings interferes with their accuracy. You can't depend on Fox if you want the truth.
I demand to know why I wasn't informed first.
CNN is going a story on Quail Hunting 101. When are we going to hear from PETA?
Its not in the heart..but it caused inflammation which causeed the heart to go into Afib.
If only we could get that lucky :-)
Call your local NBC affiliate and complain about David Gregory.
These reporters are berept of any general knowledge. Even I, an old lady in the boonies, knows human anatomy and a bit about hunting and ammunition.
Juliet is a dunce... Brit corrected her.
The reporterette on Fox keeps saying "This changes the political landscape."
It's probably a good thing that I don't have a gun right now.
The writer was so excited to get the bad news out that he or she did not want to waste time on proofreading.
It would have the same affect as a blood clot/occlusion on his coronary arteries but in this case anticoagulants won't dissolve the blockage and they can't "stent" the blockage - I would wonder if they could attempt to surgically remove this.
A cardiac arrthymia could be fatal for this poor man.
Cheney most likely is distraught over this I would think.
"You can't get BB shot in a .28 gauge shell.
Not commercially. You could load them yourself, though. You could even do buckshot, although I can't imagine why you'd want to.
Commercial 28 gauge shot shells are limited pretty much to 7 1/2, 8, and 9 shot. The local Fleet Farm here only has 8.
GOD BLESS Brit Hume...a voice of reason, calm and sanity on FOX. He's keeping it in perspective..
Then don't say it; it doesn't smell at all.
I heard from the pressor that it caused inflammation to the outer lining..not inside.