Skip to comments.Cheney turns to Fox
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.
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I don't recall them ever objecting when Clinton did interviews with CNN/ABC/NPR/PBS/NBC/CBS...
This is sad....
A tacit admission that the rest of the media had no intention of granting Cheney a fair interview.
I hope they wallow in it.
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!
Ask 'em when Hillary or Gore is going to do an interview on Fox?
You're dead, there is no reason to talk to you.
Yeah, if he had gone to MSNBC or CNN, no one would have seen it.
sniff ... sniff
That bellowing noise is the Dinosaur Press sinking into the tar pits of irrelevance...
When was the last hard-hitting interview of a democrat figure that appeared on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN?
"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.
It was a deathblow!
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.
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?
Great and accurate visual of their sorry state.
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 cant find news unless it is forced down their open gullets at a daily press briefing. ..........
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!
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.
I've had it with these hate filled, jealous whiners. They can go screw themselves.
Indeed, and more specifically, a realization that Republicans don't need them to win elections. That throws the liberal press into an irrational rage.
Simple... He went with the channel that has the biggest marketshare. No time to waste with these wanna-be's...
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.
- Mr. Cheney would have been pointing his shotgun is a slight angle from the direction of the target he was concentrating on, and
- Mr. Cheney would have been concentrating on a small target at a much closer range than the victim of the accident - and if you have ever had the experience of looking for a friend in a crowd, assuming that they were distant only to realize that s/he was much closer than you were focussing, you know you can look directly at someone and not see them.
He sure as heck wasn't going to go to CBS. I mean, with Dan Rather gone and all. ;o)
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!
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!
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.
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?
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.
For that the "big-time" media guys are livid.
Guess you haven't heard...
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.
Alan Colmes is the only FOX person who can interview Hillary. Sean Hannity is not allowed participate.
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.
"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.
"Naturally, only way to reach the largest audience."
Also, he knew he would get a fair shake from FNC. They are one of the few reliable sources out there these days.