What's the deal with the press on Cheney?
Why is the media so upset about this? Well, sure it's a pretty big story when the VP accidentally hits a fellow hunter during a shoot. But there's a little more to it than that. I really like this whole post from Right Wing News, especially this:
To make a long story short: these whiny press guys who hate Bush's guts are looking for something to complain about and they're also offended that the local press was informed before they were.
You know what would be funny? If Cheney showed up for the next press briefing, wheeled a bunch of quail in behind the reporters, and offered to show them a live reenactment of what happened. Can you just see their faces when Cheney said:
"OK, David Gregory, I need you to move about 30 yards away from me. All right, now move those quail right behind him...what do you mean "is this gun loaded"? Of course, it is and yes, we do have an ambulance standing by. Here, you'll want these safety goggles...."
I'm kidding, just kidding, you sensitive liberals. Imagine that Dick Cheney hugs Gregory or something after he hands him the safety goggles.
However, I'm not kidding when I say that the White House press corp is obnoxious, self-righteous, and yet largely irrelevant. If the White House did once a month briefings or replaced all the reporters in there with a bunch of friendlies from the new media, it wouldn't make much of a difference.
Well, that would be one way to "deflate" David Gregory's ego a little bit . . . no, no, just kidding!!!