Skip to comments.Today Show Implies FNC Hid News of Cheney Beer: Transcript Proves Otherwise
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:
"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.
"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 (+-).
Everyone should Email Brit to let him know about this incident and what they think about NBC in this case.
If it ain't stamped it means it ain't valid. And it means he didn't have a valid license.
In oklahoma nobody hunts on public land. Do you guys hunt on public land in Texas???
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.
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?
I think my wife's was $89 last year...... here in Oklahoma.
"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?
We need to call Kelly O'Donnell on this one
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...
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".
MSM want to know "When did Cheney stop beating his wife?"
I do not drink so it would never occur to me.
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.
It is like Cheney said, no matter how he handled the situation, it was a lose lose deal.
She's as bad as Katie.
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.
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)
<< 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.
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.
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.
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.