Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Today Show Implies FNC Hid News of Cheney Beer: Transcript Proves Otherwise
Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/16/2006 4:37:33 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

by Mark Finkelstein

February 16, 2006 - 07:29

An unsuspecting viewer watching this morning's Today show would have thought that Fox News failed to disclose that in his interview by Brit Hume yesterday, VP Cheney acknowledged having a beer at lunch on the day of the shooting incident.

But when it comes to the MSM, it pays to be 'suspecting.'

Here's how NBC White House reporter Kelly O'Donnell artfully chose her words:

"The official White House transcript of the interview shows Cheney said 'I had a beer at lunch.' Fox News did not show that particular clip during Brit Hume's program."

Having watched the Hume/Cheney interview, I was jarred by O'Donnell's statement since I was certain that I had heard reference to the mid-day beer. And sure enough, the interview transcript confirms it:

Brit Hume:

"The Vice-President said he had one beer at lunch, but the afternoon hunt began a couple hours later."

So Hume and Fox News did indeed inform its viewers of the facts, but chose to have Hume report them rather than playing the Cheney clip. Yet the clear inference from the Today show story was that Fox News failed to disclose the lunch-time beer.

If anyone is hiding facts from viewers, it is NBC News and the Today show.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: brithume; cheney; fnc; kellyodonnell; nbc; shootingincident; whittington
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-123 last
To: kjam22

"In oklahoma.... if you're hunting without a license.... you can lose your truck that's parked there, your guns, and there is a STEEP fine. And depending on what you shoot and if it's in season or not.... the fine ramps up and it can include a period of time in the county jail."


And this all happens on PRIVATE land? With the permission of the landowner? This was a private owner's property, in Texas. I feel sure if I were driving around a couple of quaint little developments here in Amarillo and taking potshots at their grazing deer, I WOULD deserve arrest.

Wandering around a huge, private piece of land (where those danged little quail just thrive) without a $7 license is another story.

But then, of course, Oklahoma is Oklahoma. Here in Texas we pay $60 to register the SUV for a year. Oklahoma is about $700 (+-).


101 posted on 02/16/2006 7:11:22 AM PST by Maria S
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Everyone should Email Brit to let him know about this incident and what they think about NBC in this case.


102 posted on 02/16/2006 7:17:07 AM PST by hawkaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom

If it ain't stamped it means it ain't valid. And it means he didn't have a valid license.


103 posted on 02/16/2006 7:31:20 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: Maria S

In oklahoma nobody hunts on public land. Do you guys hunt on public land in Texas???


104 posted on 02/16/2006 7:32:46 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: Maria S

My inlaws own a ranch in SE Oklahoma. If I shoot a deer down there on their private property, with their permission .... and I have no hunting license, and no deer tag.... and if I get caught.... I'm in big trouble. That is the law. Private property and permission has nothing to do with it.


105 posted on 02/16/2006 7:35:17 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: Steve0113
It was a Saturday afternoon/evening. Were you working at that time?

Also, do you have the slightest clue what a "boondoogle" (sic) is?

I do know what a "boondoogle" is. I've been on my share. No I don't work on Saturday.... but I'm not the Vice President of the United States either. The question you need to ask is.... does Al Queda work on Saturday's?

106 posted on 02/16/2006 7:37:51 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 100 | View Replies]

To: Maria S
Here in Texas we pay $60 to register the SUV for a year. Oklahoma is about $700 (+-).

I think my wife's was $89 last year...... here in Oklahoma.

107 posted on 02/16/2006 7:42:06 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: mariabush

"Is it a law in Texas that all people involved in gun accidents be tested for drunkenness?"

I'm no Texas legal expert, but don't you think the average person would have to be tested?


108 posted on 02/16/2006 7:44:44 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: RushLake

We need to call Kelly O'Donnell on this one


109 posted on 02/16/2006 7:46:34 AM PST by JFC (W, I am with YA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: kjam22

Actually, you can get a "Public Lands" hunting permit with your normal license. The state then allows you access to a bunch of public hunting areas to hunt various game.

I pay the extra $$ every year to do it although I've only taken advantage of it a couple of times and instead hunt on a private lease.

But to be honest, I hadn't heard about this upland fowl stamp before. But I'm looking at my "Super Combo" hunting/fishing license and I see a Red Drum tag, four turkey stamps, five white tail deer tags, two mule deer tags, fresh water fishing, saltwater fishing, archery, public hunt, migratory game bird stamp, and ta-da, the upland game bird stamp.

Guess I'm lucky I always buy the super combo package... yet never use any of it except fishing a bird hunting.

Anyway, the media cracks me up. They are all bent out of shape because they didn't get the story first. I think it is funny that the WH went to FNC to do the interview. I would love to see them do that more often just to tweak the MSMs.... I say screw the MSMs...


110 posted on 02/16/2006 7:47:29 AM PST by djl_sa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 104 | View Replies]

To: djl_sa

There you go..... that's good information. I agree that it's funny they chose Fox for the interview. The standard answer should be ... "Well we just wanted to be interviewed by the cable news network with the most viewers".


111 posted on 02/16/2006 7:49:33 AM PST by kjam22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 110 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSM want to know "When did Cheney stop beating his wife?"


112 posted on 02/16/2006 7:51:23 AM PST by jaydubya2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: Democratshavenobrains

I do not drink so it would never occur to me.


113 posted on 02/16/2006 8:00:51 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 108 | View Replies]

To: mariabush

I'm not saying he is lying about having more than one beer. All I am saying is that no one who hates him will believe anything he says as long as there is a molecule of doubt about it. And they bring up his DWIs from way back when as evidence, as if no Democrat has ever got one.


114 posted on 02/16/2006 8:04:50 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: Democratshavenobrains

It is like Cheney said, no matter how he handled the situation, it was a lose lose deal.


115 posted on 02/16/2006 8:09:08 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 114 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

She's as bad as Katie.


116 posted on 02/16/2006 9:02:41 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

So what if he did have a beer? It was ONE BEER, with food, several hours before the incident. That said, the story is BS anyway.


117 posted on 02/16/2006 9:03:44 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kjam22
2) If he had been in Washington doing his job, or trying to figure out how to find Osama, or trying to figure out how to get the WMD's that went to Syria instead of being on a boondoogle none of this would have happened.

?????????

118 posted on 02/16/2006 9:08:22 AM PST by gogeo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: mkjessup

It's gotten so bad that I can't even watch MSNBC at all anymore, and that was my last best hope for news on tele. *FEH* That only really sucks cuz I prefer to watch news while I get ready for work in the morning (or Imus) - but I'm *SO* grateful that Olympics are on these next weeks. I get up and watch Curling now before going to work. :D (and sometimes in the afternoon too)


119 posted on 02/16/2006 9:40:45 AM PST by Jhohanna (Born Free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: kjam22


<< No I don't work on Saturday.... but I'm not the Vice President of the United States either. The question you need to ask is.... does Al Queda work on Saturday's? >>


Hahahaha! So Cheney should never take a day off -- ever? What a load. You remind me of a woman who used to find something to complain about at church, no matter what.

Most pastors get Monday off, since they work on Sunday. This woman complained about my day off, saying, "The devil doesn't take a day off."

I replied: "Maybe that's why he's so ornery. And BTW -- Jesus DID."

That shut her up for good.


120 posted on 02/16/2006 9:57:45 AM PST by diophantus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: AZRepublican

I doubt Cheney was inebriated from one beer he drank two hours earlier. That being said no one should hunt drunk. I will not hunt with a drunk. It gives us all a bad name and is a very stupid thing to do.


121 posted on 02/16/2006 10:03:49 AM PST by activationproducts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: kjam22
2) If he had been in Washington doing his job,

Cheney has two constitutional jobs: preside over the Senate (and cast tie-breaking votes if needed), and be ready to become president. His "job" does not include any other real activities, other than what the president may decided to ask him to do.

I've been critical of the delay in notifying the press. But it's absurd to think that, because Cheney was quail hunting on a Saturday, that the nation's business and security was somehow affected.

122 posted on 02/16/2006 10:06:49 AM PST by dirtboy (I'm fat, I sleep most of the winter and I saw my shadow yesterday. Does that make me a groundhog?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
"The official White House transcript of the interview shows Cheney said 'I had a beer at lunch.' Fox News did not show that particular clip during Brit Hume's program."

I wasn't sure who reported it this morning but it certainly stopped me in my tracks when I heard it. They will clutch at any straw to make this bigger than it is even with the public ho humming it. For Joe Klein to tell Scarborough that the press is over reaching and should stop, speaks volumes.

123 posted on 02/16/2006 3:28:13 PM PST by StarFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-123 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson