The mainstream media’s petulance peaked this week after they disapproved of Vice President Dick Cheney’s notification method about his hunting accident in Texas. Once again the White House press corps reminded us that it’s not about the story, or the victim, but about them.
The usual journalism suspects who always exhibit “objective” criticism of the Bush administration displayed especially feral cattiness, and I’m not even talking about the demonstrative David Gregory of NBC News. No, the think-strained wretches of print did themselves proud as well.
Stories in the national newspapers linked the alleged disclosure delay about the unfortunate shooting of his friend, Harry Whittington, to the following Cheney behavioral peculiarities:
-His “penchant for secrecy”
-His fight against releasing the “names of oil and gas company executives who met with the energy task force he headed”
-His failure to hold news conferences or to tell reporters of his whereabouts
-Cheney’s “habit of living in his own world in the Bush White House”
-His “freedom that only a political figure who knows he is in his last job…can get away with”
-His suspected “fear of leaks”
-His “power center of his own”
-Cheney’s “unparalleled autonomy”
-His heavy influence over Iraq policy after the 9/11/01 terror attacks
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online