Monday, February 13, 2006

The curious tale of how the vice president can shoot a man & the White House can pretend it didn't happen

I know the big blogs are covering this, but this is too important to ignore. Editor & Publisher, the trade publication of the newspaper industry, has a good story on the curious way the Dick Cheney shooting story was handled.

The more than 18-hour delay in news emerging that the Vice President of the United States had shot a man, sending him to an intensive care unit with his wounds, grew even more curious late Sunday. E&P has learned that the official confirmation of the shooting came about only after a local reporter in Corpus Christi, Texas, received a tip from the owner of the property where the shooting occurred and called Vice President Cheney's office for confirmation.

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