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Cheney Mishap Takes Focus Off CIA Leak (Lib/Rino Media Anger Rant)
The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 16, 2006 | Ron Fournier

Posted on 02/16/2006 11:53:32 AM PST by new yorker 77

WASHINGTON - It's not Dick Cheney's hunting mishap that worries Republicans. It's his other scandal — the CIA leak case and the threat it poses to the embattled vice president.

Republican activists acknowledge that the accidental shooting of Cheney's friend is the talk of mainstream America and has made the vice president the butt of jokes. But they do not expect political fallout from the shooting or the clumsy way in which it was disclosed.

"It's hard to believe that anybody can make Dick Cheney a sympathetic figure," said Rep. Tom Cole (news, bio, voting record), R-Okla. "That's what the media has done."

Republicans say they are pleasantly surprised that the intense media coverage of the hunting accident has shifted attention from the case of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff. Libby is accused of misleading investigators about who leaked the identify of a CIA official.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; cialeak; harrywhittington

1 posted on 02/16/2006 11:53:33 AM PST by new yorker 77
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To: new yorker 77

His other NON Scandals whined about by PHONEY Republicans. Just more DNC propaganda being pushed by the DNC whores at Asso Propaganda


2 posted on 02/16/2006 11:55:00 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: MNJohnnie

It's a headline that warms the heart of Chuck Hagel and other FAKE Conservatives.


3 posted on 02/16/2006 11:56:01 AM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

Excellent. Rove's plan is working exactly like he said it would...


4 posted on 02/16/2006 11:56:44 AM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: new yorker 77
"It's hard to believe that anybody can make Dick Cheney a sympathetic figure,"

"Damn you, Karl Rove!"

5 posted on 02/16/2006 11:56:51 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: new yorker 77

"...Strategery..."


6 posted on 02/16/2006 11:56:53 AM PST by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud? Bad Rich. BAD Rich.)
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To: new yorker 77
The media has sympathy for Dick Cheney????????
7 posted on 02/16/2006 11:57:11 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: new yorker 77

"Republicans say they are pleasantly surprised that the intense media coverage of the hunting accident has shifted attention from the case of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff. Libby is accused of misleading investigators about who leaked the identify of a CIA official."

This is hilarious. Plural? Most don't mind the LIbby story being up front, that's a dem obsession. Look at the article. The Repub authority is an aide to the mayor of Phoenix.


8 posted on 02/16/2006 11:58:13 AM PST by Shermy
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To: new yorker 77

I'm not a big fan of Cheney, but this hunting accident is the ultimate tempest in a teapot. What's next? Cheney bumps into someone in the hallway and the press goes nuts wondering if he was drunk and why an assault charge wasn't filed?


9 posted on 02/16/2006 11:58:54 AM PST by Antoninus (The only reason you're alive today is because your parents were pro-life.)
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To: new yorker 77

One phony scandal is diverting attention away from another phony scandal?


10 posted on 02/16/2006 11:59:06 AM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: new yorker 77

Uh, Earth to MSM, YOU pick the news agenda. Putting Cheney above the fold is YOUR OWN CREATION yet now you complain about it??? Jeez, MSM, you really ARE stuck on stupid.


11 posted on 02/16/2006 11:59:07 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: iPod Shuffle
"One phony scandal is diverting attention away from another phony scandal"

Oh wow I REALLY wish I had said that! Brilliant observation IP!

12 posted on 02/16/2006 12:02:55 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: new yorker 77

Small children blame everyone but themselves for their tantrums. Near as I can tell this is a complaint that they're unable to be sufficiently hysterical on topic A because they're too busy being hysterical on topic B. I think the media are selling themselves short here - they are quite capable of mustering enough hysteria to cover multiple topics simultaneously.


13 posted on 02/16/2006 12:04:31 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: new yorker 77

So ONE previously unheard of news source, National Journal, uses unsourced information that Libby said that Cheney told him to out Plame, and the rest of the MSM piles on.

Despite the fact that Libby's lawyer has stated clearly the article is NOT true. Facts no longer matter to the media.


14 posted on 02/16/2006 12:12:07 PM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: Peach

I couldn't agree more. I'm still convinced that all Libby stated was "I asked if it would be all right to talk about Valerie Plame and they said 'yeah, sure - everyone knows about her already.'"

Far cry from ORDERED - but then the MSM, and DUmmies don't use the same dictionary as the rest of us, if I recall correctly.


15 posted on 02/16/2006 12:14:45 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Conservatives know the names of Tookie's VICTIMS!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Isn't it past time that the Republican Congress investigate the MSM? These are people who tried to throw the '04 election to Kerry. Their makeup is self-admittley 80% liberal. Their open disdain for this administration is on the table.

Are some media folks taking payoffs? Are they on the payroll of the DNC? Don't laugh, I'm about at the point where I can believe it.


16 posted on 02/16/2006 12:25:39 PM PST by kjo
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To: kjo

God I wish. Unfortunately the 1st Amendment probably makes it impossible for us to investigate them. We, the People, simply must destroy them by developing the New Media to the point the Junk Journalists are irrelevent.


17 posted on 02/16/2006 12:27:20 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: new yorker 77
Fellow Republicans said growing anti-war sentiment and President Bush's warrantless spying program are bigger political problems for the GOP.

Again with the anonymous Republicans.

Last I checked Democrats had backtracked and stated the program to be necessary, while RINO's were backing away from hearings and trying to get going on passing meaningless legislation to cover their excess of rhetoric before.

Last I checked it was Democrats that refused to vote to bring the troops home.

As well, last I checked the MSM decided this accident was their key to getting rid of Cheney. The administration didn't make it front page, they did.

18 posted on 02/16/2006 1:08:50 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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To: Soul Seeker

Yet MORE liberal projection. It truly is a mental disorder.


19 posted on 02/16/2006 1:11:49 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: new yorker 77

Good grief - the media's been the ones who've been hyperventilating and flogging this dead pony with everything they've got, and now they're bitching about how it's sucking all the oxygen out of the room?

I give up.


20 posted on 02/16/2006 4:49:16 PM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: new yorker 77

More blathering stupidity from Ron Fornication.


21 posted on 02/16/2006 4:50:46 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Peach
Facts no longer matter to the media.

Hell, as far as they're concerned, Cheney and the rest of his cabal spent all day sucking down beers on some "lobbyist's" ranch and then wandered off to play with their guns and one of them got hurt, because Larry O'Donnell and Al Franken said so. Or was it that Cheney intentionally gunned down his friend to send Libby a message? Some dipwad said so in a NC rag, so that must be true.

And of course everyone knows that Cheney's screwing some woman who also happened to be sucking down beers with the boys that day while his wife was God knows where, and that's why they took so long to call David Gregory. Someone on the Daily Kos said so, so that is a "fact."

And then they actually wonder why no one believes them any more?

22 posted on 02/16/2006 4:57:24 PM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: new yorker 77; Allegra; peacebaby
Okay. Okay! Next time I'll just accidentally shoot Joe Wilson and that blonde hussy he married...
23 posted on 02/16/2006 5:10:45 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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24 posted on 02/16/2006 5:26:42 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Antoninus

And if it's a woman, he'd also be accused of "groping" her.


25 posted on 02/16/2006 6:35:11 PM PST by Purrcival (Sorry, LameStream Media - Cheney's "victim" didn't die. Can you quit flogging the dead horse NOW???)
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To: kjo; MNJohnnie
Isn't it past time that the Republican Congress investigate the MSM? These are people who tried to throw the '04 election to Kerry. Their makeup is self-admittley 80% liberal. Their open disdain for this administration is on the table. Are some media folks taking payoffs? Are they on the payroll of the DNC? Don't laugh, I'm about at the point where I can believe it.

I agree 1000%, it is past time. During the '04 campaign I remember writing to Congress asking them to introduce a bill that would make it illegal to knowingly broadcast and print "news" anything they knew was "false" during a national election cycle. I never heard anything back except for one congresscritter who said that would amount to Government censorship. I responded to him and reminded him of the McLame-Feingold act which the SCOTUS had ruled was NOT censorship and yet prohibited anyone other than the MSM from even using a candidates name within 60 days prior to election. Something is seriously wrong in our Republic!!!!

26 posted on 02/16/2006 9:24:28 PM PST by p23185
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