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Today Show Implies FNC Hid News of Cheney Beer: Transcript Proves Otherwise
Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/16/2006 4:37:33 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

by Mark Finkelstein

February 16, 2006 - 07:29

An unsuspecting viewer watching this morning's Today show would have thought that Fox News failed to disclose that in his interview by Brit Hume yesterday, VP Cheney acknowledged having a beer at lunch on the day of the shooting incident.

But when it comes to the MSM, it pays to be 'suspecting.'

Here's how NBC White House reporter Kelly O'Donnell artfully chose her words:

"The official White House transcript of the interview shows Cheney said 'I had a beer at lunch.' Fox News did not show that particular clip during Brit Hume's program."

Having watched the Hume/Cheney interview, I was jarred by O'Donnell's statement since I was certain that I had heard reference to the mid-day beer. And sure enough, the interview transcript confirms it:

Brit Hume:

"The Vice-President said he had one beer at lunch, but the afternoon hunt began a couple hours later."

So Hume and Fox News did indeed inform its viewers of the facts, but chose to have Hume report them rather than playing the Cheney clip. Yet the clear inference from the Today show story was that Fox News failed to disclose the lunch-time beer.

If anyone is hiding facts from viewers, it is NBC News and the Today show.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: brithume; cheney; fnc; kellyodonnell; nbc; shootingincident; whittington
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1 posted on 02/16/2006 4:37:37 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

People at the Today show can't read.


2 posted on 02/16/2006 4:38:08 AM PST by TexGuy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Today Show/NewsBusters guaranteed-engine-starter ping.


3 posted on 02/16/2006 4:38:30 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: TexGuy

People at the Today Show are stuck in Yesterday, when the Lamestream media ruled the airwaves with only 3 major networks. Today, they wander around like dinosaurs wondering why it's getting so cold, and there is nothing to eat.

Good riddance to them.


4 posted on 02/16/2006 4:39:38 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

One beer with lunch 5 hours before the incident does not make a drunk hunter...... The media is so juvenile....I can see them holding their breath and turning red....the little darlings just need a nap.


5 posted on 02/16/2006 4:39:44 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Kelley O'Donnell is a liar. That clip was played on the Brit Hume show last evening. O'Donnell fits well at NBS with that a$$ David Gregory.


6 posted on 02/16/2006 4:40:46 AM PST by RushLake (The Democratic party--Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable for comment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who hunts quail sober? JK


7 posted on 02/16/2006 4:42:07 AM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I heard Dick Cheney say on Brit Hume that he had a lunch time beer.

Am I misunderstanding that the MSM is saying that Brit did not show the clip, but just reported.

I am confused.
8 posted on 02/16/2006 4:42:09 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: TexGuy; beachn4fun; tomkow6; Echo Talon; pax_et_bonum
The hits just keep on a coming...
9 posted on 02/16/2006 4:42:24 AM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It was shown on FNC around 2 pm yesterday. Not only is the Today Show a day late, but they're liars.


10 posted on 02/16/2006 4:42:36 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'm sure Kelly will make a retraction . . .


11 posted on 02/16/2006 4:44:12 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

. . . when hell freezes over.


12 posted on 02/16/2006 4:44:32 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Having watched the Hume/Cheney interview, I was jarred by O'Donnell's statement since I was certain that I had heard reference to the mid-day beer. And sure enough, the interview transcript confirms it: Brit Hume: "The Vice-President said he had one beer at lunch, but the afternoon hunt began a couple hours later." So Hume and Fox News did indeed inform its viewers of the facts, but chose to have Hume report them rather than playing the Cheney clip. Yet the clear inference from the Today show story was that Fox News failed to disclose the lunch-time beer. If anyone is hiding facts from viewers, it is NBC News and the Today show. ----

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Nice catch.......... they lie in so many ways.

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The old established/liberal/socialist media is America's most ruthless, relentless, and destructive enemy.

Huxley: “ The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth." — Old Media lives these words.

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13 posted on 02/16/2006 4:45:19 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: Bender2

LOL! MSM at it again.


14 posted on 02/16/2006 4:46:28 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Having one beer two hours before any incident is non-news. It only takes one hour to metabolize one beer.


15 posted on 02/16/2006 4:48:44 AM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (How long do we have to pretend that Democrats are patriots?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

NBC flat out LIED.

I heard the clip yesterday afternoon on FOX- the VP himself said he had a beer at lunch(the "incident" took place hours later).


16 posted on 02/16/2006 4:49:09 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A beer? Since he was hunting quail in south Texas I would have been more worried if he had a Perrier.


17 posted on 02/16/2006 4:50:56 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched the interview twice. He said he had a beer at lunch, it wasn't hidden.....I am so tired of this story. It is venom laden.


18 posted on 02/16/2006 4:54:38 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

FNC should have some fun with this.


19 posted on 02/16/2006 4:54:47 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mariabush

That's right. O'Donnell said the FNC didn't play the clip of Cheney saying he had a beer, but she failed to add that Brit Hume clearly stated the same facts. I can't see it as other than an intentional deception on Today's part.


20 posted on 02/16/2006 4:55:37 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It doesn't matter if he only drank half a bottle of wine cooler. The fact that he wasn't tested for alcohol until the next morning looks bad, we all know that. I know you can't just breathalize the VP like a normal person but the lefties now have a talking point.


21 posted on 02/16/2006 4:56:32 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Gee ... the liberal press falsely report the story yet AGAIN ???

Shocker


here is the video of the interview


Cheney Interviewed By Brit Hume (VIDEO)
http://exposetheleft.com/2006/02/15/brithumecheney/
22 posted on 02/16/2006 5:01:19 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

Is it a law in Texas that all people involved in gun accidents be tested for drunkenness?


23 posted on 02/16/2006 5:01:38 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: SE Mom
NBC flat out LIED.

Paging NBC's advertisers...

24 posted on 02/16/2006 5:02:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

Uh yeah, and the average American doesn't know that one beer at lunch means you're drunk 5 hours later. Sure, that's going to work. If they all get together and keep saying it, I'm sure they're going to convince Joe Six Pack of that. Just like they're going to convince the average American that bird shot is the same as a 30-30.


25 posted on 02/16/2006 5:03:01 AM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: mariabush

"Am I misunderstanding that the MSM is saying that Brit did not show the clip, but just reported."

The MSM doesn't like FNC

check this one out

Cafferty Slams Cheney Interview On FOX News, Jealous? (VIDEO)
http://exposetheleft.com/2006/02/15/cafferty-cheney/
(snip)
WOLF BLITZER, HOST: Jack Cafferty standing by with the Cafferty File. First of all. What did you make of Dick Cheney’s interview today.

JACK CAFFERTY: Well, I obviously didn’t see it because it hasn’t been released in its entirety yet. But I would guess it didn’t exactly represent a profiling courage for the Vice President to wander over there to the “f-word” network for a sit down with brit hume. I mean that’s a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain’t it? Where was the news conference? Where was the access to all of the members of the media? I don’t know, whatever.

BLITZER: You still think he needs to do a full-scale news conference and invite all the camera reporters and ask whatever they want?

CAFFERTY: That’s never going to happen. But running to the FIXnetwork. Talk about seeking a safe haven. He’s not going to get any high hard ones from anybody at the “f-word network”, I think we know that.


26 posted on 02/16/2006 5:04:00 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: TexGuy

"People at the Today show can't read."

....or write, so one has to wonder, how is their math?


27 posted on 02/16/2006 5:05:03 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Mo1
They actually was calling Fox the f-word network????

I am not doubting your word, just amazed. I have MSM fatigue.
28 posted on 02/16/2006 5:08:16 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It is NBC---enough said.


29 posted on 02/16/2006 5:08:38 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Mo1
the “f-word” network

Hey, Jack, it's really time you grow up.

30 posted on 02/16/2006 5:09:37 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: mariabush

Yep .. there is a video of it at the link I provided


31 posted on 02/16/2006 5:10:13 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I saw this this morning and instantly knew it was a lie. I only had FOX news on all day and I know this was said at least once!! Yet NBC blatantly lies as usual. And they wonder why Cheney went to FOx news....


32 posted on 02/16/2006 5:15:41 AM PST by Fawn (I want the Madonna and Mick Jagger diet and exercise books!!!)
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To: Fawn
I hear Cheney say that one of the reasons that they did not call the media in the first place was, that it would be misreported and sure enough it was.
33 posted on 02/16/2006 5:18:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
from Pookie18's Today's Toons


34 posted on 02/16/2006 5:18:59 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Mo1
Based on this transcript Caffery probably shouldn't drink before being interviewed...
35 posted on 02/16/2006 5:20:52 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: Mo1

It says a LOT about CNN that they let that classless slob McCafferty STILL have a spot on their network...


36 posted on 02/16/2006 5:21:32 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This sort of thing does not happen because they are careless or inept (although they are both). It is intentional. That takes it to a whole other level.


37 posted on 02/16/2006 5:23:31 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So Hume and Fox News did indeed inform its viewers of the facts, but chose to have Hume report them rather than playing the Cheney clip. Yet the clear inference from the Today show story was that Fox News failed to disclose the lunch-time beer.

Yeah but FOX failed to report other key facts of this incident!!! Cheney hadn't relieved himself since lunch and was 'hunting with a full bladder' and, worse, he hadn't trimmed his toe nails for weeks prior to the accident!

sarc/off

38 posted on 02/16/2006 5:24:31 AM PST by eeriegeno
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To: Bender2
Excellent job!
39 posted on 02/16/2006 5:24:34 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let's see how long the Today Show delays reporting on the transcripts of Saddam and his fellow thugs talking about hiding WMDs.


40 posted on 02/16/2006 5:28:56 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: TurkeyHunter

Actually, he was licensed. He just didn't have some new $7 stamp. And in TX, non-lethal hunting accidents don't have to be reported to the authorities. Cheney did anyway, right away. Does Joe Six-Pack do that?


42 posted on 02/16/2006 5:39:44 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Cheney acknowledged having a beer at lunch on the day of the shooting incident.

The horror.

43 posted on 02/16/2006 5:40:24 AM PST by JackDanielsOldNo7 (If it wasn't for marriage, I would not have this screenname.)
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To: TurkeyHunter

Welcome to Free Republic:

TurkeyHunter
Since Feb 16, 2006

My troll detector just went into Orange Alert, trending red . . .


44 posted on 02/16/2006 5:41:10 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Once they take the alcohol angle as far as it will go..they will the have to resort to the longer term angle.
Cheney's pal is no spring chicken...if he doesn't die in the near future, he will die in the not-so near future.
When he does eventually die - there will be a new "scandal" as to the cause of death, and calls for the investigation of Cheny on manslaughter.


45 posted on 02/16/2006 5:42:11 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I enjoyed Mary M's facial expressions as Katie was reading her scripted questions.


46 posted on 02/16/2006 5:43:36 AM PST by kallisti
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
How sleazy can NBC get? Not only did Brit Hume report the beer on Fox, but Cheney himself was shown on Fox saying he had had a beer. Brit will probably comment on the NBC treatment tonight.
47 posted on 02/16/2006 5:48:28 AM PST by Malesherbes
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Sign seen in 1979 in front of a convenience store on the Mighigan backroads.

Beer. Wine. Ammo.

48 posted on 02/16/2006 5:49:17 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh, MY WORD!!! The VP was DRUNK and wandering around with a loaded shotgun!! We are ALL doomed! VP Cheney MIGHT accidentally get hold of the football and press the launch button! ARREST him immediately!!!


Now...the next big question: Was Slick sniffing the white stuff BEFORE the "under the desk" episode or after? Was he snorting the white stuff before or after the cigar episode? Was he...oh, you get the picture.


How in the world "governs" manages to watch this crap and remain sane is beyond me.


49 posted on 02/16/2006 5:51:41 AM PST by Maria S
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To: TurkeyHunter

"Seems to me there's a Texas law that says if there's a hunting accident committed by an unlicensed hunter, there are penalties just for that. Thirty to ninety days in jail I seem to remember. Oh well you can be sure somebody's checking on that right now. "

It is poossible that the maximum sentence for hunting w/o a license could involve jail time. BUT, my experience as a defense attorney shows a minor infraction would be a fine at most.


50 posted on 02/16/2006 5:51:48 AM PST by lawdude (2006 Republican bumper sticker : Vote Republican: We are NOT democrats!)
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