Skip to comments.Fox News wins battle for Cheney interview
Posted on 02/16/2006 5:00:39 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Channel in an exclusive interview Wednesday afternoon that he believed he properly handled the disclosure of his involvement in a hunting accident in Texas last week.
Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter at a Texas ranch on Saturday while hunting quail. Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old lawyer, has been hospitalized in Corpus Christi ever since and suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday.
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The WaPo article contains none of the anti-Fox snarkyness I was expecting.
I heard that CNN kept referring to Fox as "another network" when reporting his interview.
It's hard for someone to make the case that he should have gone on CNN or MSNBC when Fox crushes them in the ratings.
CNN's Jack Cafferty actually said.....
" It was like Bonnie interviewing Clyde .."
Cheney said it himeself in the interview.
From CNN's Jack Cafferty this afternoon:
Jack Cafferty: Well, I obviously didnt see it because it hasnt been released in its entirety yet. But I would guess it didnt exactly represent a profile in courage for the Vice President to wander over there to the f-word network for a sit down with Brit Hume. I mean thats a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, aint it? I mean, where was the news conference? Where was the access to all of the members of the media? I dont know, whatever.
Wolf: Do you still think he needs to do a full scale news conference, invite all the cameras, all the reporters and ask whatever they want?
Cafferty: That's never going to happen. But I mean running over there to the Fox Network to do it, i mean talk about seeking a safe haven. He's not going to get any high hard ones from anybody at the f-word ntework, I think we know that."
Hugh Hewitt writes:
How bitter at cable eclipse can you be? The Veep went on the most watched network likely to give his interview a complete airing. He was interviewed by the most respected and experienced anchor in America right now by the people who care about professionalism.
And a one-on-one interview is much more productive than a gaggle of screamers trying to score cheap shot points, as David Gregory has amply demonstrated over the past two days.
I bet you that there are less than 500,000 people in America that have heard about this idiot Jack Cafferty.
I am sure CNN is stunned, STUNNED, that they did not get this interview.
Hmmm...Let's see...Brit Hume or David Gregory? Gee, that's a tough decision.
I was watching when Brit said it. Good! That had to be one jaw locking moment for the people at the other network.
I watch Brit Hume every night, but until this moment I never heard of Jack whatever. And tomorrow, I won't remember Jack.
Fox did play the portion about Cheney having a beer at lunch.
I hope that the next republican administration that gets in announces they are going to renovate the press room and so it will be temporarily closed while the repairs are going on. Then I hope they just never bother to reopen it.
Just to refresh your memory.
Wasn't the accident several hours after lunch? I don't remember if we have been told exactly when it happened...not that one beer would have caused any impairment.
Fox said this morning that so far, no other network has asked to air the interview. I guess the others are sufficient to drive more viewers to Fox so they can see it for themselves instead of a 3rd rate review.
I saw another article from the Washington Post today "Cheney Expresses Remorse, Defiance" by Peter Baker which includes the line "...in a hastily arranged White House interview with the Fox News Channel -- which Democrats maintain has a pro-Bush bias."
I'd love to see, in fairness, every article from the NYT and Washington Post include "which Republicans maintain has a pro-Democrat bias."
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