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Old 02-14-2006, 07:53 PM
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cheney incident

I sat down and watched the evening news for the first time in months last night and was absolutely blown away by the terrible and non-professional way in which NBC and CBS news correspondents reported the CHeney hunting accident. I try never to watch these liberal, biased, so called "news stations" because of their one-sided presentation of the world and this incident further persuaded me to my belief that they are nothing but a bunch of fault-finding, non-ethical, story chasers.

They gave the story the same hype and attention normally reserved for Hollywood red carpet affairs. They really tried to scratch and shape the story into something as dramatic as Cheney blew somebodies head off with a 50 bmg from 10 feet away or something but it just wasn't there. He <font color="red"> peppered a guy with bb's!! </font> That's all. Big stinking deal! Who hasn't been peppered out hunting ducks in a marsh or out shooting doves? It happens. Just becuase he is the Vice means he can't have an accident?! Come on NBC, get real. @#&amp;* happens! DEal with it.

Since they couldn't really be appeased by the explanation of what happened, their stinking correspondents had to pretend like they were upset that they didn't get the story immediately for their u
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:25 PM
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Re: cheney incident

If it wasnt the vice pres.,it wouldnt have even been reported.What happened with him happens every pheasant season in the east part of our state.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:39 PM
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Unfortunately, the 78 year old Whittington has now suffered a heart attack which was instigated by a pellet which migrated closer to his heart.

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:40 PM
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There are some versions of the story that say he didn't have a hunting license.

My understanding is they transferred the guy out of the intensive care ward today.

Texas has a mandatory firearms accident reporting law.

But then I guess if you are going to poach a few quail you wouldn't want to call the sheriff and report that you shot your partner while you were poaching.

I find it highly amusing.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:46 PM
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bly the time the story got to Idaho, good old channel 8 (IF) had him being shot w/a pellet gun. Sheesh [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:06 PM
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I heard he didn't have a migratory bird stamp ($7.00), a recent (4 month old) requirement that is apparently a common error there (Texas) this early in the new requirement.

I have no grief with the affair overall as I understand it. One thing I've learned living and working with the federal government is to apply the "how will it look on the front page of the Washington Post" filter. Anything that would look bad on the front page will get ya whether it's shooting your hunting partner or not reporting it to the media during or immediately after (within seconds) of the incident... A fella can't win here no matter how it's played I'd guess.
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:24 PM
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If the Armstrong ranch was a private shooting preserve with stocked birds, then no license or bird stamp is required. There would also be no seasons and no bag limits. Same as any other animal shot on a hunting preserve.
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