Bernard Higgins at A Certain Slant of Light has the most amusing post on the topic I’ve yet read.
UPDATE: Musing Minds checked out today’s presser on this and came away thinking: stuck on stupid.
Personally, I think Cheney will have to go out and make a statement, sooner rather than later. But honestly, the way the press is behaving, you’d think he drove a car off a bridge and let someone die, or something.
Why all the hysteria? The vice president accidentally shot a hunting companion with buck-shot over the weekend. He is in “very stable condition.” The media were not notified for some time. And we’re all supposed to be worked up about that? Cheney spent much of the weekend with his injured friend. He was very apologetic. So, he didn’t run to the media to issue a statement of some kind and the media didn’t find out until later. Who cares? I don’t. It’s not as if there’s some cover-up, or need for a cover-up. The local sheriff’s office has investigated and concluded it was an accident — which, of course, it was. And don’t give me “the public’s right to know.” Not from this media — which still refuses to publish those Danish cartoons.
Ummmm…that’s an EXCELLENT freaking point, Mr. Levin! The press is working overtime to destroy its own credibility.