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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 11:35 AM
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Serious issues with the Cheney storyline that the MSM are not asking!
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Edited on Thu Feb-16-06 12:06 PM by Julius Civitatus
If we had a truly free and competent press in this country, which we lost a long time ago, our media would be asking a lot of serious questions about the fairy tale that Cheney has told about the incident last Sunday, when he shot a 78-year old in the face:

  • Why were Cheney and Whittington in a "hunting outing" with two other women, not their wives? If these women are married, where were their husbands? In the words of GOP apologist Peggy Noonan: "It would be irresponsible not to speculate."

  • Why is Lynne Cheney so silent? Where is she?

  • Booze. The ranch owner mentioned there were "one or two beers involved." Cheney himself has vaguely confessed he may have had "a beer for lunch" prior to the shooting.

  • Dick Cheney is under heavy heart medication, and wear a portable defibrillator. He also has a long history of DUI and problems with alcohol.

    - Is this proper?
    - Is this responsible behavior from Mr. Gravitas?
    - What kind of interactions and counter-effects do these drugs produce when mixed with alcohol?
    - Why is a so-called "responsible" adult with troubling health issues mixing his drugs with alcohol?
    - Armstrong mentioned they got to the scene of the shooting in a car. Who was driving? Did this person drink as well?

  • Dick Cheney and the report submitted to the press specifies the shooting incident took place at 30 yards (about 90')... but ballistic experts (many listed in these boards) discredit that storyline as fiction: the type of shotgun and birdshot pellets used by Cheney do not support that theory. The shooting had to happen at a much closer range to produce such tremendous damage to Mr. Whittington.

    Yesterday Cheney mentioned in his Fox News whitewash interview that the incident took place at 30 feet. What is it, 30 yards or 30 feet? Will the goalpost keep moving until we get the real story?

  • According to the reports, the private security employees of the ranch owned by Ms. Armstrong refused entry to the local authorities and turned away the local police from the scene of the shooting. The police didn't have access to the scene until much later.

    - Is it normal in Texas to tell the police to turn away from a potential crime scene?
    - Does the Texas police just politely apologize and walk away from the scene of a crime if they are told to go?
    - Is it common in Texas for private rent-a-guards to tell policemen to go away?

  • Even more puzzling is the fact that when the police finally accessed the scene of the shooting, they immediately exonerated Cheney of any wrongdoing, declared no crime had been committed, and that the case would not be further pursued.

    - Is this what is called "Texas justice"?
    - Would the police issue the same statement if the incident didn't involve a notoriously corrupt, powerful and bullying VP from their own state?
    - Would the results of their "investigation" had been the same if the shooter was a regular guy?
    - Would the results of their "investigation" had been the same if the shooter was a Black or Chicano man?
    - Do Texan authorities they care how badly this looks to the world?

  • For the first 24 hours Cheney did not inform the press about the incident, and was eventually leaked out to the press by Ms. Armstrong. Cheney didn't even inform George W. Bush about it until Monday. Cheney took 4 full days to make any public statements about the incident, and in his first comments Cheney blatantly blamed Mr. Whittington for "getting in his way" during the hunting. Later on Fox, Cheney reluctantly and uncomfortably took the blame. The whole thing was handled in secrecy, with obvious lies, misstatements, and storylines that change by the day.

    The official release by Cheney's staff informed us Whittington was just "peppered" with birdshot from 90 feet away (30 yards) and was just "doing fine" and "recovering well." The doctor making these misleading statements happened to be a born-again evangelical, and strong supporter of Cheney. Later we found out his torso and face received more than 200 pellet shots. Later we find out Mr. Whittington had a mild heart attack, and that pellets are lodged in his heart and liver.

    - Is this how a sitting VP should handle such a serious matter?
    - Why keep such event in secret, knowing this all would come out and embarrass him even further?
    - Is everything Cheney does shrouded in secrecy and manipulation?
    - What else did he lie about?
    - Can a doctor lose his license for purposefully lying and making misleading statements about the health of a shooting victim?

If we had journalists and reporters with any galls, they would be DEMANDING answers for all these questions, relentlessly, until all of them are satisfactorily answered.

I doubt it would happen. No oral sex with an intern was involved.
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