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Critics slam Cheney's interview choice
LATimes ^ | Matea Gold

Posted on 02/16/2006 6:45:48 AM PST by Hoodat

Edited on 02/16/2006 7:11:36 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

New York -- For days, the White House news corps has pounded the Bush administration, demanding to learn more about Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a hunting companion Saturday.

Cheney finally addressed the incident Wednesday, but the forum in which he chose to do so -- in an exclusive interview with Fox News host Brit Hume -- quickly became another source of contention.


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheney; cnn; fox; jackcafferty; msmdinosaur; press; quailgate; shooting
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Brit Hume remarked that Cheney chose FoxNews because they had the biggest audience.
1 posted on 02/16/2006 6:45:50 AM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

For some reason, the interview did not go to David Gregory. How awfully unfair.


2 posted on 02/16/2006 6:47:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
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To: Hoodat

Brit Hume was with ABC for many years. He's the most fair and thoughtful journalist out there. That said, obviously Cheney was tweaking the other networks, and I love it.


3 posted on 02/16/2006 6:47:43 AM PST by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: Hoodat

Kind of hard to argue with that point.


4 posted on 02/16/2006 6:47:57 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Hoodat

Remember the days when CNN was the Clinton New Network? It is funny to see the entitlement attitude that CNN has.....


5 posted on 02/16/2006 6:48:21 AM PST by seamusnh
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To: Hoodat
But some Democrats and competing broadcasters charged that Cheney chose to speak only with Fox News because of a perception that the cable channel is sympathetic to the Republican administration. They called for the vice president to hold a news conference with the rest of the media.

And they run to CNN... or CBS.... or ABC.... or NBC....

6 posted on 02/16/2006 6:48:38 AM PST by mwyounce
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To: veronica

You know that was part of the reason they chose Brit.


7 posted on 02/16/2006 6:48:42 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Hoodat

The one opportunity I had to give that vile old windbag Senator Lautenberg a piece of my mind, he was a fellow guest at a friend's wedding. I had to hold my tongue.


8 posted on 02/16/2006 6:48:57 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Hoodat

Lol, like Cheney was going to call Larry King up and beg to be on his show.


9 posted on 02/16/2006 6:49:16 AM PST by csvset
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To: Hoodat

In a related story, an industry association of coliseum lions complained that Christians haven't been adopting them as pets.


10 posted on 02/16/2006 6:49:33 AM PST by IronJack
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To: seamusnh

In response, CNN was running ever more Abh Garaib pics this AM


11 posted on 02/16/2006 6:49:51 AM PST by digger48
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To: Hoodat
LOL....of course FoxNews where else. Fox, especially Brit, does not spin the news. He'll point out a story being spun and give us the real deal on it.

Cheney ain't no dummy, he knew he'd get the proper coverage from Fox, and especially BRIT HUME. ;o)

Thank You, Brit.

12 posted on 02/16/2006 6:49:58 AM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: Hoodat

This story is astonishingly similar to the Boston Globe's story a few posts down. When it comes to Vast Conspiracies, the Left-Wing media division operates as a seamless single entity.


13 posted on 02/16/2006 6:50:11 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Hoodat
Let's see - choose a respectful dignified journalist to give an interview with, or the group that called your bosses press secretary a jerk during a briefing.

Hummm - what would a sane person do?
14 posted on 02/16/2006 6:50:24 AM PST by Waverunner
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To: Hoodat

Cheney doing the interview with CNN would make about as much sense as Tommy Franks scheduling Al Jazzera as part of his book tour.


15 posted on 02/16/2006 6:51:14 AM PST by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: Hoodat
Brit Hume remarked that Cheney chose FoxNews because they had the biggest audience.

And he's right.

16 posted on 02/16/2006 6:51:29 AM PST by b4its2late (Terrorists will either succeed in changing our way of life, or we will change theirs. - Rummy)
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To: Hoodat

Damn! Can't we pin SOMETHING on this guy? Everyone hates him anyway. Maybe we should just ask if he was on speed and crack and had prostitutes with him who were illegal aliens from Iraq? /sarc


17 posted on 02/16/2006 6:51:35 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Hoodat

The "Perky One" was still whining in Torino this AM.

Claimed the story had to "leak out"


18 posted on 02/16/2006 6:51:41 AM PST by digger48
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To: Hoodat
Brit Hume remarked that Cheney chose FoxNews because they had the biggest audience.

IN YOUR FACE CNN!

19 posted on 02/16/2006 6:52:06 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: digger48

I heard Glenn Beck mention that none of the other networks have shown any video of the interview just to avoid crediting Fox.


20 posted on 02/16/2006 6:52:19 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: digger48

CNN is so sensitive that they won't run the cartoons that may cause muslims to go crazy, but they are happy to show more Abu Garaib. Priceless.


21 posted on 02/16/2006 6:52:28 AM PST by phalynx
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To: Hoodat

"Now that he feels forced to talk, he wants to restrict the discussion to a friendly news outlet, guaranteeing no hard questions from the press corps," Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said in a statement.

LMAO. David Gregory & Dana Milbank disqualified the "press corps". Go whine to Soros.


22 posted on 02/16/2006 6:53:14 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Hoodat
On CNN, commentator Jack Cafferty called the interview "a little bit like Bonnie interviewing Clyde. ... I mean, running over there to the Fox network -- talk about seeking a safe haven."

Unlike those hard-hitting interviews with JImmy Carter and Bill CLinton on CNN, eh, you moron?

23 posted on 02/16/2006 6:54:15 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (I sold a short story today--yeah, me! :))
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To: mainepatsfan

Today just showed a still of Cheney on Fox, and Katie proceeded to comment and question Mary Matilin using nothing but quotes from LA Times and the couple obligatory Republicans who said "it could have been done different'


24 posted on 02/16/2006 6:54:22 AM PST by digger48
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To: Hoodat

In other news, the mainstream media is reluctantly reporting that V.P. Dick Cheney did, in fact, give an exclusive live interview yesterday to MSNBC. Asked why this is only being reported now, a sheepish spokesperson would only say, "Well, we didn't know about it. No one actually saw it. Not even the cameraperson."


25 posted on 02/16/2006 6:54:28 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Hoodat

The media getting their panties in a bunch over Fox getting the interview is hilarious....and very satisfying. Maybe if they would act professional at press briefings and not ask ridiculous questions maybe people would trust them to conduct a 'fair and balanced' interview.


26 posted on 02/16/2006 6:54:36 AM PST by frankjr
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To: All

Isn't it amazing how the liberal media outlets are so quick to point out conservative hues of Fox but never admit their own liberal, conservating hating traits.

OT BTW: Can anybody tell me why the press buried the Shanni Davis Olympics story? He is the selfish speed skater who refused to skate on the US pursuit relay team. He responded that he doen't care about what people think.
He should sent home immediately. The press has totally buried this story.


27 posted on 02/16/2006 6:54:48 AM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: Hoodat
Fox News executives cast the scoop as the result of persistence and the growing clout of the top-rated cable news network.

Plus Fox has reporters who aren't complete, raging @$$holes, and Cheney will tell you so off the record. Oh yeah, big time.

28 posted on 02/16/2006 6:55:22 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Hoodat

I love this! Now they know how we felt about all those puffball interviews given to Bill Clinton by the MSM.


29 posted on 02/16/2006 6:55:54 AM PST by Juan Medén
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To: Hoodat

"On CNN, commentator Jack Cafferty called the interview "a little bit like Bonnie interviewing Clyde."

Coming from a member of the Mafia, that means alot.


30 posted on 02/16/2006 6:58:55 AM PST by BadAndy (The DemocRATs are the enemy's most effective weapon.)
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To: Hoodat
This is priceless. During the post-interview All-Stars yesterday, they ALL predicted the whine about "no press conference".

And the interview was, in part, Cheney's way of telling the MSM what he told Patrick Leahy a few years back.

31 posted on 02/16/2006 7:00:57 AM PST by WarEagle (This is obviously Karl Rove's fault...)
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To: digger48

Fox ran them also. O'Reilly was complaining about it on his radio show yesterday.


32 posted on 02/16/2006 7:01:07 AM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: mwyounce

What is so difficult to understand about an individual preferring to talk to people who treat him fairly? I don't know many who would willingly jump into a shark tank.


33 posted on 02/16/2006 7:02:31 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Hoodat

34 posted on 02/16/2006 7:03:14 AM PST by Gritty (The New York Times is the Marilyn Manson of the print world minus goth make-up – Doug Giles)
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To: Hoodat
They called for the vice president to hold a news conference with the rest of the media.

The VP should pull a Bill Clinton and say, "This is old news, now. There are lots more important things to cover in the news. I need to get back to the business of this Administration". I wonder if he'd get away with it like x42 did, time and time again.

35 posted on 02/16/2006 7:03:39 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Hoodat
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36 posted on 02/16/2006 7:03:54 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX)
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To: Hoodat
Dick got his revenge...
37 posted on 02/16/2006 7:04:23 AM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: Darkwolf377

"On CNN, commentator Jack Cafferty called the interview "a little bit like Bonnie interviewing Clyde. ... I mean, running over there to the Fox network -- talk about seeking a safe haven."

Tonight on Larry King Live, George Clooney answers all your in depth questions. Will he get married again? Everything you want to know.

I'm not making that up.


39 posted on 02/16/2006 7:04:40 AM PST by GOPRaleigh (If John Kerry didn't exist then Karl Rove would have to invent him.)
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O'Reilly was complaining

Boy, that's something new....

But Fox is becoming increasingly unwatchable, and their radio news reports are falling right in line with ABC

40 posted on 02/16/2006 7:04:53 AM PST by digger48
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To: Darkwolf377

Jack Cafferty is a buffoon!


41 posted on 02/16/2006 7:05:32 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Gritty

ROTFL!! That is a GREAT cartoon!!


42 posted on 02/16/2006 7:06:32 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Baynative
Tim Russert asking a three minute question followed by, "let me put up something you said about guns when you were in the 9th grade and get your response."

You Nailed That!!!LOL

43 posted on 02/16/2006 7:07:25 AM PST by digger48
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To: Hoodat
"Critics slam Cheney's interview choice"

Who cares. To those who respect Cheney for 'who' he is, and to those who respect Vice President Cheney for 'what' he's accomplished - it won't matter what critics say!

44 posted on 02/16/2006 7:08:30 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Hoodat

Do these people ever stop *itching?! Why would VP Cheney go to one of them when they have treated him like dirt from day one?!!!They really need to grow up and figure out why no one wants to watch them instead of complaining about Fox News kicking their butts.


45 posted on 02/16/2006 7:08:58 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Hoodat

What did they want to ask that wasn't asked?


46 posted on 02/16/2006 7:09:03 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Republican - The thinking people's party)
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To: veronica

Speaking of tweaking the media, on Rush yesterday he said if they catch bin laden, the white house ought to release it to the Grass Valley California Gazette. LoL!


47 posted on 02/16/2006 7:09:06 AM PST by rvoitier (Freedom of Speech is not for the speech you like, it's for the speech you hate. ~~O.W. Holmes)
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To: Hoodat
"Now that he feels forced to talk, he wants to restrict the discussion to a friendly news outlet, guaranteeing no hard questions from the press corps," Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said in a statement.

These smug elitists bastards think that NBC's David Gregory's classless antics are the norm for a good interview.

Of course these same kinds of classless leftists think a funeral is a good reason for a political rally.

I sort of figured that all the MSM would go crazy over Cheney choosing the best network on television.
48 posted on 02/16/2006 7:09:08 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
David Gregory reminds me of a physicked woodpecker.
49 posted on 02/16/2006 7:10:41 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Hoodat

Jack Cafferty is a "I hate Republicans" POS. So is Greenfield, who was crying this morning on Imus, that garbage bin of a show.


50 posted on 02/16/2006 7:11:07 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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