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Cheney turns to Fox
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/16/6 | EDITOR

Posted on 02/16/2006 3:18:34 PM PST by SmithL

VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney knew where to go when he finally decided to tell his story about the accidental shooting of a hunting buddy. Cheney went to Fox News, where he was guided gently through the events by interviewer Brit Hume.

Cheney has not submitted himself to open-ended news conference questioning in more than three years -- and it's clear that he did not regard the aftermath of a Texas shooting as cause for him to face a White House press corps that is openly agitated about his efforts to control the story.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brithume; cheney; foxnews; harrywhittington
Legacy Media throws a hissy fit.
1 posted on 02/16/2006 3:18:35 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.


2 posted on 02/16/2006 3:19:06 PM PST by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: SmithL

I don't recall them ever objecting when Clinton did interviews with CNN/ABC/NPR/PBS/NBC/CBS...

LOL...


3 posted on 02/16/2006 3:19:37 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: SmithL

This is sad....


4 posted on 02/16/2006 3:20:35 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spinsters.)
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To: SmithL

A tacit admission that the rest of the media had no intention of granting Cheney a fair interview.

I hope they wallow in it.


5 posted on 02/16/2006 3:20:55 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: SmithL

Even more hilarious than the story being broken by lil' ol' Corpus Christi and not the NYSlimes and the Clintoon Network, Cheney gave an exclusive to FNC, lol!


6 posted on 02/16/2006 3:21:00 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: iPod Shuffle

Ask 'em when Hillary or Gore is going to do an interview on Fox?


7 posted on 02/16/2006 3:21:19 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: SmithL

Dear MSM,

You're dead, there is no reason to talk to you.


8 posted on 02/16/2006 3:21:30 PM PST by Gator113
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To: SmithL
VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney knew where to go when he finally decided to tell his story about the accidental shooting of a hunting buddy. Cheney went to Fox News,...

Yeah, if he had gone to MSNBC or CNN, no one would have seen it.

9 posted on 02/16/2006 3:21:54 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: SmithL
"a White House press corps that is openly agitated"

sniff ... sniff

10 posted on 02/16/2006 3:23:00 PM PST by moonman
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To: SmithL

That bellowing noise is the Dinosaur Press sinking into the tar pits of irrelevance...


11 posted on 02/16/2006 3:23:06 PM PST by pabianice (contact ebay??)
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To: SmithL
LegacyDinosaur Media throws a hissy fit.
12 posted on 02/16/2006 3:24:03 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: SmithL
Sounds like the editor of the Chronicle would have liked Cheney to give the interview to David Gregory in the interest of "journalism." Dream on.
13 posted on 02/16/2006 3:24:32 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: SmithL
What are the questions these "He went to FOX!!" types want asked that were not asked?

When was the last hard-hitting interview of a democrat figure that appeared on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN?

14 posted on 02/16/2006 3:24:46 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: SmithL

"Near the end of the interview, Hume asked Cheney about court filings in which the VP's former chief of staff Scooter Libby suggested one of his superiors -- not identified -- authorized the release of classified information. "It's nothing I can talk about Brit," replied Cheney, explaining that he may be called as a witness in the case."

I'm guessing the SF Cryingcall wanted Brit to gently ask the VP if he thought Libby got the message.


15 posted on 02/16/2006 3:24:48 PM PST by rwa265 (The Promises of the Lord, I Will Proclaim Forever)
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To: SmithL; nunya bidness
Brit Hume, "I was approached by a newscrew from another network and asked why FNC was given the interview; was it because Fox News is a conservative network? I replied maybe it was because the Vice President wanted to appear on the network with the most viewers."

It was a deathblow!

nunya bidness

16 posted on 02/16/2006 3:24:54 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: SmithL
Considering they consider this urine town editor to be less than pond scum, She sure licks boots well.
17 posted on 02/16/2006 3:26:34 PM PST by Domangart (editor and publisher)
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To: SmithL

I never realized until now the reason for MSM's hatred of alternative news outlets. They hate that Republicans have decided they don't need to grovel to them.


18 posted on 02/16/2006 3:28:04 PM PST by bkepley
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To: SmithL

Vice-President Cheney made the right move in going to Fox and Brit Hume. Mr. Hume is a gracious man, asked the right questions and conducted a superb interview. Why should VP Cheney have gone to any of the lunatic MSM who are completely out-of-control lefties?


19 posted on 02/16/2006 3:28:07 PM PST by maxwellp
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To: SmithL

20 posted on 02/16/2006 3:28:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: pabianice
That bellowing noise is the Dinosaur Press sinking into the tar pits of irrelevance...

Great and accurate visual of their sorry state.

21 posted on 02/16/2006 3:29:57 PM PST by carlr
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To: SmithL
Here is a hunting trip I would like to see....



Cheers,

knewshound
22 posted on 02/16/2006 3:30:03 PM PST by knews_hound (Now with two handed typing !)
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To: SmithL
I love how the WH press corp is described in this editorial:
White House Press Corps Expose
Carolina Journal. ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jon Ham

Sitting in armchairs waiting for handouts not the best way to get scoops

Members of the elite White House press corps this week have acted more like animals that have been kept in captivity for so long that they can’t find news unless it is forced down their open gullets at a daily press briefing. ..........

23 posted on 02/16/2006 3:30:31 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: mtbopfuyn
Its FOX NEWS ALL THE TIME at The White House, they block the MOONBAT Stations out, CNN, NBC, ABC, and worst of all CBS.
24 posted on 02/16/2006 3:32:23 PM PST by agincourt1415 (www.rwsat.com)
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To: SmithL

My local news is San Francisco and last night before showing part of the interview the anchor gave a warning that it was Fox news and a further warning that it was Brit Hume. Oh, the smirk on his face!


25 posted on 02/16/2006 3:34:46 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: SmithL

I think Cheney went to Fox for a purpose. It was like spitting the faces of the MSM. It really stirred them up too, Poor pathetic bastids.


26 posted on 02/16/2006 3:38:45 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: SmithL

I've had it with these hate filled, jealous whiners. They can go screw themselves.


27 posted on 02/16/2006 3:38:54 PM PST by auboy (The press practices free screech. And they're really good at it.)
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To: Rusty0604
You are kidding! Wow, they are really exposing themselves as vicious political hacks!

But then aren't all liberals vicious?
28 posted on 02/16/2006 3:39:15 PM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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To: bkepley
"I never realized until now the reason for MSM's hatred of alternative news outlets. They hate that Republicans have decided they don't need to grovel to them."

Indeed, and more specifically, a realization that Republicans don't need them to win elections. That throws the liberal press into an irrational rage.

29 posted on 02/16/2006 3:41:48 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: SmithL

Simple... He went with the channel that has the biggest marketshare. No time to waste with these wanna-be's...


30 posted on 02/16/2006 3:56:24 PM PST by RedFred In A Blue State (Keep your friends close & your enemies in the freezer behind boxes in the basement)
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To: SmithL
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's necessary to lead a shotgun in front of a game bird in flight. Not only so, but the bird would have been closer to Mr. Cheney than his lawyer friend was (that is, the unfortunate friend would have been really unfortunate if he had been hit by a blast at close enough range that the shot pattern would have been dense enough to have been sure to have brought down a quail).

My point is that

Thus the scenario that Mr. Cheney would not have seen his friend even though he was directly in line with the boresight of the gun he was aiming. Mr. Cheney pulled the trigger - and only then saw that his friend was in the line of fire.

31 posted on 02/16/2006 3:56:30 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: SmithL

He sure as heck wasn't going to go to CBS. I mean, with Dan Rather gone and all. ;o)


32 posted on 02/16/2006 4:07:17 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: SmithL

That's okay, the Dems have the alphabet media to throw THEM the softball questions. I mean, when was the last time Hiliary went on a single FOX show.

A caller suggested this on Rush yesterday and I sooo wish the Bush Administration would implement it. Every time there's a BIG story, call some small, independing newspaper in America's heartland and leak it to them first. Then send McClelland out to the Press Room after said small paper has already scooped the story.

I mean, the melodrama would be SOOOO much fun!


33 posted on 02/16/2006 4:07:52 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Conservatives know the names of Tookie's VICTIMS!!)
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To: knews_hound

ROFL!


34 posted on 02/16/2006 4:08:58 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: SmithL
a White House press corps that is openly agitated about his efforts to control the story.

It is much more infantile than that: The WH Press Corps is agitated that someone in the media outside the Press Corps got the story first.

They sound like a bunch of children throwing a temper tantrum because they were not chosen first!

35 posted on 02/16/2006 4:09:16 PM PST by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: SmithL

Humm, they seem to forget that Hillary never gives a press conference and only does interviews on friendly networks that will allow her to screen all questions in advance.


36 posted on 02/16/2006 4:19:10 PM PST by joebuck
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To: SmithL
I gave my interview to the Fox News Channel for one reason. So people would hear it in its entirety. If I'd gone to CNN, MSNBC or on of those other networks, all you'd hear is the reporters' questions and an answer from me completely out of context! Gadzooks, next time I'm just going to shoot the journalist! Then I know the story will be handled right...
37 posted on 02/16/2006 4:21:08 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: Bender2
heh, heh, heh
38 posted on 02/16/2006 4:34:58 PM PST by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: SmithL

I don't recall any objection when Dan Rather was fawning all over the Clintons, either. Or when WJC took Sam Donaldson to the woodshed for asking a question off-script in a White House news conference. Or when they buried the story about Sandy Bergler stealing classified documents, etc.
Would the MSM be kinder to Cheney if he had the Secret Service dump Worthington in Ft. Marcy Park?


39 posted on 02/16/2006 4:51:00 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: SmithL
Dick Cheney knew where to go when he finally decided to tell his story about the accidental shooting of a hunting buddy.

The cable news network with the most viewers?

Or was he supposed to go on Hardball with Hissy Mathews and that Rabid WH reporter? No one would see it.

40 posted on 02/16/2006 4:51:33 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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To: technomage
Exactly. They are making out as if there were some kind of huge coverup, when in fact there was none. The police were called right away; the press was called as soon as things had settled down a bit. But, they committed the crime of calling the local media first, giving some local guy the big scoop.

For that the "big-time" media guys are livid.

41 posted on 02/16/2006 4:54:41 PM PST by marron
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To: Spok; SmithL
Re: I don't recall any objection when Dan Rather was fawning all over the Clintons...

Guess you haven't heard...

42 posted on 02/16/2006 4:56:35 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: marron
I've been tracking this story; not as closely as I usually do; just sufficiently, so. The liberals are in meltdown.

As "distanced as I have been", they are indeed in meltdown. It's a groovy thing to witness. :) Especially, and because Repubs are now, by my estimate, just coming into their stride, especially at the national level.

43 posted on 02/16/2006 5:34:55 PM PST by Alia
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To: Right Cal Gal
...when was the last time Hillary went on a single FOX show.

Alan Colmes is the only FOX person who can interview Hillary. Sean Hannity is not allowed participate.

44 posted on 02/16/2006 6:24:27 PM PST by dancusa (Appeasement, high taxes and regulation collects in the diapers of bed wetting liberals.)
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To: SmithL

Steve King, a WGN Radio in Chicago personality said last night the Cheney was interviewed by Brit Hume of the Faux News Channel.

This guy puts out his b.s. nightly Monday thru Friday.


45 posted on 02/16/2006 6:32:23 PM PST by hgro
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To: iPod Shuffle

"VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney knew where to go when he finally decided to tell his story about the accidental shooting of a hunting buddy. Cheney went to Fox News, where he was guided gently through the events by interviewer Brit Hume. "

Dear CNN and the rest of the MSM losers,

Cheney went to the station with the highest ratings.

Get over it.


46 posted on 02/16/2006 7:00:46 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("We don't need POLITICIANS...we need STATESMEN.")
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To: sgtbono2002; PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; smoothsailing; Lady Jag; Zacs Mom; Boazo; ...



47 posted on 02/17/2006 3:04:50 AM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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Comment #48 Removed by Moderator

To: GBoettner

"Naturally, only way to reach the largest audience."

True enough.
Also, he knew he would get a fair shake from FNC. They are one of the few reliable sources out there these days.


49 posted on 02/17/2006 5:57:13 AM PST by yankeedoodledandy
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