What the hell's the matter with the White House Press Corps? Did you get enough of NBC's David Gregory today? What a fucking whiner! Apparently, the White House and/or Dick Cheney's office failed to inform them first that the Vice President had shot a man. Is that the protocol now? David Gregory and the other clowns in the third-rate Greek chorus that sits in judgement of this Administration every day on our TVs are to be informed first whenever something of that (potential) importance occurs?
Horseshit! Time to learn that the media world does not turn on the axis of you network weasels anymore. Our flow of information does not necessarily pass through your screen, David ---and that's a good thing.
I suggested here and elsewhere a few weeks back that the White House should make it a point to engage small media outlets on big items as a way of whacking the Big Media craphounds across their collective snout a little. I doubt, though, that that's what was on Cheney's mind Saturday night.
Let's face it: the reason why no one in the media was told that a sitting Vice President shot a man until the day after it happened is because Cheney and the White House could not fucking believe how lucky they were that Harry Whittington hadn't been killed. They probably had a night of nervous laughter and spinnery before they told Katharine Armstrong (the woman on whose ranch the accident occurred) to go ahead and tell her local newspaper about it. Which she did at Dick Cheney's insistence.
These guys are human beings who make mistakes and scramble like thieves when they fuck up a caper. Let it go. Especially you, David Gregory. Who the fuck are you?
CORRECTION: I originally referred to Harry Whittington as "Bill." Good thing I didn't refer to him as "Dick Whittington".