Tuesday, February 14, 2006

F*ck the Associated Press

'Cheney cited for breaking Texas hunting law'

'Fellow hunter accidentally shot by vice president recovering in hospital'

One would think there is some relationship with the much derided hunting accident, and the Vice President being cited. As if the Veep committed some wrong. Is at grievous fault (heralded by the co-placement of the above banner and tagline together). But actually reading the story, stepping around the smelly pile that the AP has stacked up in the headline. We find that the Vice President has failed to add a seven dollar stamp to his valid Texas hunting license. F*CK the Associated Press.

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney has been given a warning citation for breaking Texas hunting law by failing to buy a $7 stamp allowing him to shoot upland game birds. The warning came from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department after it investigated Cheney’s accidental shooting of a fellow quail hunter Saturday on the private Armstrong Ranch in the south part of the state.

Cheney, an experienced hunter, has not commented publicly about the accident. His office said Monday night in a statement that Cheney had a $125 nonresident hunting license and has sent a $7 check to cover the cost of the stamp. “The staff asked for all permits needed, but was not informed of the $7 upland game bird stamp requirement.”



Of course the AP did have some competition yesterday, from other quarters. Was watching a few minutes of McClellan's press conference on Fox/Hume in the afternoon. And some brain dead monkeys with press passes, under the delusion of being reporters, asked if the Vice President was going to resign. Another asked if he will be prosecuted. And a third ape in training compared the shooting story release, to the government's handling of Katrina. The mind bends.


Related:
Don't accuse NBC's David Gregory of mugging for the cameras. He will passionately inform you that his indignation is as pure as the driven snow, as he informed Scott McClellan during an untelevised press gaggle earlier today (yesterday).


Addendum; 6:43 a.m..
Embedded in above link.

Day late, dollar short. Apparently the press conference is THE big news in the right blogosphere. A disadvantage of not visiting jumbo sites like Malkin, LGF, or Drudge, and following the herd from water hole to water hole (or even stopping to take the sphere's pulse/perusing Memeorandum, Blogs Now, etc.). My choice, not always being in the vertical blog tunnel, and reflected in the name of this very blog.

2 Comments:

Blogger Pluto's Dad said...

i think Gregory doth protest too much

6:53 AM  
Blogger AnechoicRoom said...

He does seem a bit more distinguished than little miss priss, Terry Moran. But for 'men' it sure seems like they both are OTR a helluva lot. But Greg does have that freshly cut, styled, and blow dried hairdo. I'm guessing a c-note or two? Which I'm sure he annually compounds and deducts as a business expense.

7:52 AM  

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