Tuesday, February 14, 2006
National Enquirer Mentality Is Alive
I guess I'll never understand politics. Or rather, the stupid press. OK, Vice President Cheney shares in the responsibility of the unfortunate hunting accident. But it was an ACCIDENT, for pete's sake. His hunting buddy should have announced himself before he walked in the line of fire and was peppered with birdshot. I'm astounded at the line of questioning the press corps chose to use. Questions such as "Does the Vice President plan on announcing his resignation over this?" "Why weren't we notified immediately?" A sound bite on Sean Hannity's radio show was more evidence that the press is doing its best to make this as big a deal as they can. The words "The Vice President has shot someone" and "Cheney pulled the trigger" and other headline-grabbing phrases were repeated over and over. That's National Enquirer type of stuff!! And we all know how that rag ALWAYS reports the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Not.