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Bob Herbert of NY Times "Story never going away" Cheney's Monica...
New York Times ^ | 2/16/06 | Bob Hebert

Posted on 02/19/2006 5:05:03 PM PST by Defendingliberty

The editorial is only availible to NYTimes paying costumers.The editorial in today's local paper by Bob Herbert of the times had just one line of any note ..."This story is never going away.Harry Whittington is Dick Cheney's Monica....This will stick to Cheney like Crazy glue and that's bad news for the Bush administration."

(Excerpt) Read more at select.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bent; bluedress; cheney; harrywhittington; masturbatinginasink; monica; whiners; wishfulthinking
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How long can the press keep it up?
1 posted on 02/19/2006 5:05:05 PM PST by Defendingliberty
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To: Defendingliberty
More Times wishful thinking.
2 posted on 02/19/2006 5:06:40 PM PST by JennysCool (Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal. - Ike)
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To: Defendingliberty
As long as they want...

I have more New York Slimes Editions on my FR Homepage and my Archives Page

3 posted on 02/19/2006 5:07:47 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: Defendingliberty

Bad news? LOL more like energizing the base against the lamestream media. Yes please keep it up.


4 posted on 02/19/2006 5:07:49 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Defendingliberty

PLEASE - keep talking about it, Bob.


5 posted on 02/19/2006 5:07:57 PM PST by GianniV
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To: Defendingliberty
They've been looking for Bush's version of the impeachment story, and they haven't found it. They're so desperate, they're now lurching toward his VP.

What they don't understand is that, no matter how un-PC it is, the fact that the victim didn't die, and isn't claiming Cheney intended to hurt him, will make this a one-liner. It's something Letterman will joke about forever because he hates Bush, but eventually people just won't care. (They hardly care now.)

6 posted on 02/19/2006 5:08:59 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Defendingliberty
Hmm. Oral sex in the White House, between a man of power and a vulnerable intern or a hunting accident?

Gosh, it'd take a hard core liberal to equate the two.
7 posted on 02/19/2006 5:09:07 PM PST by kingu (Liberalism: The art of sticking your fingers in your ears and going NANANANA..)
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To: Defendingliberty
Bob is a journalist? Maybe he's telegraphing his moves. Unbiased? Hardly. What a joke the NYT has become.

They need to embrace a "Stop Jihad Now!" pose to have any hope of a future.

8 posted on 02/19/2006 5:09:53 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Defendingliberty

Lets see how hard they report on the Union Lobbyists spending millions more on political support then on their own union members... that story will be breaking next week... but all the media will do is stick with Cheney..


9 posted on 02/19/2006 5:10:32 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Liberal Lips Sink Ships....)
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To: Defendingliberty
No Mr. Herbert. The occupation media is headed for extinction one way or another. The story is not about Vice President Cheney any longer. The story is about you and the media.
10 posted on 02/19/2006 5:10:56 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Defendingliberty

Dead story walking.


11 posted on 02/19/2006 5:11:09 PM PST by right right
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To: Defendingliberty
How long can the press keep it up?

Considering Cheney has too many health issues to think about running for President, I really don't see the point. It is not like he is going to be impeached over this. If for some reason Cheney would resign, I don't see that as a positive development for Democrats.

12 posted on 02/19/2006 5:11:10 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Defendingliberty
...will stick to Cheney like Crazy glue and that's bad news for the Bush administration

Duh! In order for Mrs. Clinton to become our next POTUS the current VPOTUS be come do-o-o-o-wn.

Now is the time to start placing the bets.

13 posted on 02/19/2006 5:11:29 PM PST by IronManBike (Lodestar in the LoneStar--multitask)
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To: Defendingliberty

14 posted on 02/19/2006 5:11:48 PM PST by mfulstone
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To: Defendingliberty

Ol' Bob's got a future in absurdist comedy writing, I see.


15 posted on 02/19/2006 5:11:55 PM PST by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: Defendingliberty

Obvious the press is ignoring the comments by Mr. Whittington after his release from the hospital. He called this an accident and all seems forgiven. The press should do the same because it does not concern them or any of the rest of us......I know that would be expecting too much from the left


16 posted on 02/19/2006 5:12:02 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Defendingliberty

I just talked to my mother. She said everyone she knows is saying how the Media is making a fool of themselves.


17 posted on 02/19/2006 5:12:58 PM PST by therut
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To: Defendingliberty

"How long can the press keep it up?"

For as long as they are irrelevant.

Chney's retiring after 2008. Much as I regret that decision Cheney has no career to "blight." No one cares about a hunting accident -- except the lamestream media. And the more they flog this story the less relevant they will appear.


18 posted on 02/19/2006 5:13:11 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: Defendingliberty

In a month no one will recall this


19 posted on 02/19/2006 5:13:28 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Always Right
consider Peggy Noonan's take on things.
20 posted on 02/19/2006 5:13:48 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (i'd rather hunt with Cheney than drive with Kennedy)
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To: Paladin2

he is alot of things journalist is not one


21 posted on 02/19/2006 5:15:48 PM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: Defendingliberty
..."This story is never going away.Harry Whittington is Dick Cheney's Monica....This will stick to Cheney like Crazy glue and that's bad news for the Bush administration."

Calling this accident a scandal on par with Monica-gate demonstrates just how desperate the Leftist are.

22 posted on 02/19/2006 5:16:27 PM PST by Barnacle (Harriet ’08... She’s fabulous!)
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To: Defendingliberty

People are laughing at the New York Times and other papers that are trying to keep this alive. They are a joke.


23 posted on 02/19/2006 5:17:01 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Defendingliberty
Harry Whittington is Dick Cheney's Monica...

Something tells me that Mr.Whittington may not appreciate seeing that in print.

Honestly though,these guys can`t be that stupid.What is it about being a lib that causes all rationality to vanish.

24 posted on 02/19/2006 5:17:34 PM PST by carlr
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To: Kimmers
I read all his columns reprinted in our local paper. He is part of the kook left conspiracy theory DU mob.
25 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:13 PM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com)
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To: Defendingliberty
"This story is never going away. Harry Whittington is Dick Cheney's Monica..."

Not an image I really wanted in my mind...and probably not one the Vice President or Mr. Whittington would want in their minds, either.

26 posted on 02/19/2006 5:19:02 PM PST by RichInOC ("...I don't want relationship, I just want BANG BANG BANG!!!")
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To: Defendingliberty

there is only one reason Herbert has his job


27 posted on 02/19/2006 5:19:28 PM PST by avile
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To: the invisib1e hand
Peggy Noonan has jumped the shark. Her comments for the past few months seem to be for the consumption of her east-coast-liberal friends. The Bush Administration would never give the Liberals the satisfaction of being able to suggest that they drove Cheney out. It aint going to happen. Now, if Cheney's health should deteriorate in a year or so, Condi is ready to step in
28 posted on 02/19/2006 5:20:31 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Sir Gawain

Agreed. Wait until they start exploring Rush's theory about Harry having died, and the double they are now using.


29 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:11 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: Defendingliberty

A near tragic accident which the VP took full responsibility for is the same as the President committing perjury and lying to the American people. Mmm Hmm. I can see the similarity. /sarcasm/


30 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:35 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: Defendingliberty

"I read all his columns reprinted in our local paper. He is part of the kook left conspiracy theory DU mob."


I think most of them are part of the that crowd....


31 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:38 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Darkwolf377
They've been looking for Bush's version of the impeachment story, and they haven't found it. They're so desperate, they're now lurching toward his VP.

It really is astonishing. Remember how we used to glom on to every Clintonian outrage (Monica, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Brodrick, Chinagate, the Rose Tree billing records, Whitewater, John Hwang, Charlie Trie, Jim McDougal's "heart attack," Ron Brown, that female government employee who was found dead in her office with excrement all over the walls, the W-88 warhead, the Los Alamos security breaches, the Escalante National Park, the 800 FBI files, the pardons, etc., etc., ad nauseum, ad infinitum) wondering when one would generate some heat within the MSM, and it never happened? All we got was story after story about how his approval rating just jumped another five points?

And now we have a situation where the entire main-stream media, lock, stock and barrel are dashing off as one body, as a single corpus, chasing every single remote opportunity, no matter how feeble, no matter how laughable, in a mad rush to find something to hang around this president's neck.

It's really mind boggling. In the long run, it's going to ruin the MSM, change it forever. It'll never be the same. Unless, of course, the actually can find something that sticks.

(steely)

32 posted on 02/19/2006 5:24:23 PM PST by Steely Tom (Your taboos are not my taboos.)
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To: Defendingliberty

This story won't stick to Cheney like Vince Foster sticks to Hildebeast.


33 posted on 02/19/2006 5:24:59 PM PST by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: therut
If you live long enough, every one of us has one of those life-flashing-before-our-eyes incidents. Like that heart-stopping moment a child darts across the street in front of your car, or you get a phone call in the middle of the night. There but for the grace of God and my guardian angels go I.

The common man instinctively feels for his fellow man in the face of a tragic accident. The mediots are braying jackasses who are trying to savage a good man who has had his heart put under tremendous stress this week. If I didn't know better I'd swear they don't care how they do him in, literally or figuratively, as long as they get the job done.

34 posted on 02/19/2006 5:25:51 PM PST by Sisku Hanne (Happy 2006...The Year of the Black Conservative!)
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To: Defendingliberty

Bob Herbert Who?


35 posted on 02/19/2006 5:29:13 PM PST by spanalot
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To: Paladin2
Bob is a journalist?

Sure enough. Bob is a professional journalist, with a degree and everything.

From a correspondence school...

36 posted on 02/19/2006 5:30:02 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Defendingliberty

The NYT can talk about it all they want. The public hasn't been interested in this story since Day 3.


37 posted on 02/19/2006 5:31:24 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: Defendingliberty

75% of the the public could care less.

Liberalism=Mental Illness


38 posted on 02/19/2006 5:32:26 PM PST by John Lenin (Rehab is for quitters)
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To: Defendingliberty

Did they ever find those Korans that were flushed down the toilets at Gitmo?? Oh yeah, fake again.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


39 posted on 02/19/2006 5:33:43 PM PST by bray (GW protects Americans while DinocRats protect Al Queda)
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To: Defendingliberty
It is truly almost too much fun watching the left ride off the cliff this way.
40 posted on 02/19/2006 5:33:50 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Steely Tom
I think at some point there will emerge a counter-media, one that truly strives for either objectivity OR, failing that, since it's such a quaint, unglamorous position, people will simply get their news from even more disparate sources. It always amuses me to see people on FR call FOX liberal because they don't automatically carry water for the Administration. I believe FOX is run by conservatives who are reporting the news--that doesn't necessarily mean BIASED conservatives who are reporting the news.

FOX's position is clearly not the same as the rest of the MSM, and anyone who dismisses the body-blow FOX's existence has struck against the media is deluded. The fact that the rest of the media snarkily refer to FOX as they do only proves that the rest of the media are all in bed together. (Someone posted a cartoon of a republican elephant in bed with a woman labelled FOX and in the next bed, a republican donkey is in the sack with CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, NYT, etc, all of whom are shouting "Slut!" at FOX. Sums it up perfectly.)

The MSM are dying as the sole interpreter of the facts, and they know it, and anyone denying it is whistling past the graveyard.

41 posted on 02/19/2006 5:36:01 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Defendingliberty

Well .. if the story is never going away .. it will prove once again that the old media still has a tin ear when it comes to the public's opinion of the event.

According to Chris Wallace today - Cheney's numbers are still good - the general public is not turning away from Cheney and Cheney is not a drag upon the President's numbers. 51% of the public did not have a problem with the incident. So it turns out it just the old media who has the problem.

If they continue this .. they can kiss 2006 goodbye NOW!


42 posted on 02/19/2006 5:37:15 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Democrats/Old Media: "controversy, crap and confusion" -- Amen!)
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To: MindBender26
I was going to let the comment slide, but the Drudge Headline said the press was going to keep the story up for another week.
43 posted on 02/19/2006 5:38:03 PM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com)
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To: therut

I think your mother is right. When it was still a rather new story my 20 year old granddaughter was listening to the Wash. press corps question the press secretary. She was laughing hysterically at the questions and the ignorance displayed by the press, and she is not particularly politically astute.


44 posted on 02/19/2006 5:39:13 PM PST by pepperdog
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To: Defendingliberty

I think they are trying to cause Cheney to have a heart attack. Moonbats love to cause death.


45 posted on 02/19/2006 5:39:51 PM PST by twntaipan (Liberals: Eternally stuck on stupid.)
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To: Defendingliberty

"How long can the press keep it up?"

Until they loose all readers. They are doing a fantastic job of sending thier customers elsewhere.


46 posted on 02/19/2006 5:41:20 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: Defendingliberty

Does he really believe people are as interested in a hunting accident story as they are in a story about sex?


47 posted on 02/19/2006 5:42:56 PM PST by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.--Ronald Reagan)
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To: Defendingliberty

I think a revival and a through review of Ted Kennedy's negligent homicide of Mary Jo Kopechne would be MUCH more interesting to the public. I would like to know how much money various people were paid, for one thing.




48 posted on 02/19/2006 5:44:02 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Defendingliberty
NYTimes paying costumers



Bob Herbert still has faithful followers.
49 posted on 02/19/2006 5:48:49 PM PST by Bars4Bill
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To: the invisib1e hand
That's a pretty dumb take.

Cheney's going nowhere...especially over this trivial incident.

50 posted on 02/19/2006 6:00:23 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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