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First Dog Barney Bites Reporter
NBC Chicago ^ | 11/6/08

Posted on 11/06/2008 4:28:45 PM PST by llevrok

Apparently, the first dog is not happy about the impending changes at the White House.

Watch VideoBarney Snaps at White House Reporter: Courtesy Aprildryan.com

Today, Barney bit a reporter outside the briefing room. The whole incident was caught on tape by another reporter, April D. Ryan.

Reuters political reporter Jon Decker had finished an interview with MSNBC around 10:30 a.m. when he saw Barney and his handler. After getting permission to pet the dog, Decker said Barney snapped and chomped down on his right index finger and broke the skin.

Decker said his first reaction was, "that's not good."

Decker said he was treated with a bandage and some antibiotics and was asked to return for a tetanus shot Friday. He has not gotten any calls from the White House.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: attaboybarney; barney; damngooddog; gooddog
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God Love Barney! I hope the asshat reporter gets rabies.

1 posted on 11/06/2008 4:28:45 PM PST by llevrok
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To: llevrok

OH NOES! I hope Barney will be OK!


2 posted on 11/06/2008 4:29:35 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Where the heck is John Galt?)
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To: llevrok

LOL! The rabies was my first thought.

Dogs aren’t stupid, they know that spurious “bi-partisanship” doesn’t pay. Nor does making nice with the enemedia.


3 posted on 11/06/2008 4:30:25 PM PST by mrsmel (That one is not my president.)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

Poor Barney! I hope he doesn’t get distemper from that media scum.


4 posted on 11/06/2008 4:31:31 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: llevrok

Barney “gets it” about the MediaScum much better than his Master.

Here Boy. Good Boy!


5 posted on 11/06/2008 4:31:59 PM PST by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: llevrok

I’d give Barney a tetanus shot.


6 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:06 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: mrsmel

A little bit of mirth to ease our minds of reality...


7 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:10 PM PST by KittenClaws
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To: llevrok

What a smart dog.


8 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:13 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: 50cal Smokepole
Watch out media. Barney is out to get them all!

RightWingIt.com

9 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:20 PM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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To: llevrok

Dogs have a 6th sense...”Danger”....


10 posted on 11/06/2008 4:32:47 PM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: llevrok

Good for Barney.

I hope he got a good bit of hamburger


11 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:17 PM PST by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: llevrok

That deserves a treat, good dog!!!! ( something to wash poor Barneys mouth out)


12 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:22 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: llevrok

I want the name of his breeder, immediately! I want one!


13 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:22 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: llevrok
Picture of reporter attacking Barney.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 4:33:39 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: llevrok
This is hugh and series...

What was the moose thing?

God love little Barney. He would never bite the hand that feeds him. He was just protecting his territory, I'm sure.

15 posted on 11/06/2008 4:34:48 PM PST by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: EyeGuy

I think we all ought to send Barney a package of dog biscuits or Snausages or something like that. A dog like that deserves plenty of treats from grateful Americans.


16 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:09 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: llevrok

Good boy! Give Barney a nice big steak!


17 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:11 PM PST by itsthejourney (mtbopfuyn has risen from the ashes)
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To: llevrok

Laura Bush said that Barney must be tired of the paparazzi. I hope Barney doesn’t get sick from the bite.


18 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:56 PM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: llevrok
This reporter is such a typical @sshole democrat.

First of all, one should never pet an animal if the animal does not know you. The dog clearly was not wagging its tail, which is a sign that it's not in the mood for play.

Second, a pet is a reflection of its owner. Sometimes, animals can exhibit behavior that is reflective of its master. Given the grave news that is sweeping America right now, I would probably bite the finger of some pompous, @sshole democrat if he tried to poke me right now.

Hopefully Barney won't get rabies from that guy.

19 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:56 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: roaddog727

Hamburger? Porterhouse steak for that one......


20 posted on 11/06/2008 4:36:22 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: LakeLady

A moose bit my sister.


21 posted on 11/06/2008 4:36:41 PM PST by itsthejourney (mtbopfuyn has risen from the ashes)
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To: itsthejourney
Good boy! Give Barney a nice big steak!

Good dog...I'd give him a hefty slice of prime rib!

22 posted on 11/06/2008 4:36:45 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: llevrok

Thank you Barney! lol


23 posted on 11/06/2008 4:37:01 PM PST by kalee
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To: Drango

Looks like Barney is defending himself from an idiot who doesn’t know diddly about how to approach a dog.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 4:37:15 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need to use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: llevrok

Good boy.


25 posted on 11/06/2008 4:37:50 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: llevrok

“Paybacks” are a bitch!


26 posted on 11/06/2008 4:37:58 PM PST by WellyP
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To: llevrok
Waaah! He broke the skin, waaah!

What a pussy! That guy should be embarrassed. I'd get a band aid and slink home, not get in front of a camera with it.

27 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:22 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: llevrok

MSNBC Reporter. WTG Barney, THAT’S A GOOD DOGGIE!


28 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:33 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: Drango

Looks like that lib reporter was asking for it. LOL


29 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:34 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: llevrok
This reporter is apparently not a 'dog person' because Barney's body language was all wrong for swooping down for a pat on the head. It really shocks me that the handler did not know Barney any better, or maybe walking the dog gets handed to whomever looks the most bored when the dog needs to potty.

In any event, Shepherd Smith was joking to the reporter about this litigious society and trying to ask if the reporter was considering a suit and I didn't hear the guy flatly deny the possibility. A nip on the end of the finger that, after much applied pressure, may have produced a half a drop of blood should be nothing more than a badge of honor to tell your grandkids about in thirty years.

30 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:52 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: itsthejourney
I have a Scottie and he is very protective. He just knows the evil sonsabitches that cross our paths. If he likes you, you can do almost anything around him and he'll just accept it, but he can be a pit bull if you're not passing the muster.
31 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:59 PM PST by shadeaud (The only thing we have to fear is fear itself)
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To: pray4liberty; Cap Huff

They said there would be violence after the election of Obama.....they was right.


32 posted on 11/06/2008 4:39:20 PM PST by Dog
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To: llevrok

GOOD DOG!


33 posted on 11/06/2008 4:39:40 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Barney only did what the rest of wish we could do...


34 posted on 11/06/2008 4:40:04 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: llevrok

Barney would have made a better Press Secretary than Scotty McClealen. At least he bites back. Scotty would curl up in the Fetal position.


35 posted on 11/06/2008 4:40:56 PM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: llevrok

Oh No!! Not Barney!!

He’s my favorite Bush!! Hope he’s okay.

(Dogs are an excellent judge of human character. They all my husband & he’s really something special)


36 posted on 11/06/2008 4:41:10 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: shadeaud

I have an Akita/Shiba Inu mix, and he’s the same way.

Dogs are excellent judges of character.


37 posted on 11/06/2008 4:41:12 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: llevrok

Good Dog!

We need to send Milkbones and other rewards to the White House.....


38 posted on 11/06/2008 4:41:29 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Great idea.

Flood the White House with a literal mountain of Doggie Treats.

Of course, compassionate conservative George Bush would immediaely label it a hateful act by a bunch of vigilantes...


39 posted on 11/06/2008 4:41:54 PM PST by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

My final thought was that my dogs have always been excellent judges of people I don’t yet know. If my dogs don’t like them, we probably won’t ever be good friends ... maybe not even casual friends. Dogs know things.


40 posted on 11/06/2008 4:42:38 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: llevrok

41 posted on 11/06/2008 4:42:38 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: llevrok

Strange how dogs can detect evil in ways humans cannot.


42 posted on 11/06/2008 4:43:48 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (President George W. Bush, RINO-in-Chief.)
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To: llevrok

They showed the video on Fox. It’s no wonder he got bit, he stooped down to Barney with his hand out like he was going to smack him. That is a very agressive move to a small dog no wonder he got bit.


43 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:14 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Drango

LMAO

Good dog! I hope President Bush gave him a prime rib for that!


44 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:23 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Emperor Palpatine

3 posts on character within 2 minutes ... LOL


45 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:23 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: Thane_Banquo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o


46 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:38 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: llevrok

Barney, what took you so long?!

Gee, hope you don’t get sick from the guy’s blood, hehe.


47 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:51 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: llevrok

GO BARNEY!!!!!!


48 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:58 PM PST by Proud 2BeTexan (I voted for Sarah, and am hoping to do so again!)
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To: llevrok

Barney must have smelled a ‘rat.


49 posted on 11/06/2008 4:45:23 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper
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To: llevrok

Thanks for posting. That made my night!

Do you think we could train Barney to take a nip at Helen Thomas?


50 posted on 11/06/2008 4:45:41 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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