As for the big Cheney story...
So what if there was a delay in the story to the press? I really don't believe that 2% of the public cares that the White House press did not get the story before a day had gone by. Is the Washington press upset that a local news media got the story first? I honestly believe that the media is serving their own egos more than the public interest.
Would the White House press rather have the man lie bleeding in the weeds until after a press conference was held? When the time was right for the story to go to the public, it was done as truthfully, honestly, and fairly as you could probably ask for – what more can the media or the public want?
Now, this is not to say that Cheney or the White House did everything correct and above board either. But no matter how they would have handled it, the press would have had a heyday. As for Cheney's involvement in the matter, should the media crucify him for an accident? I believe that they should first review the definition of the word accident in Websters.
If this weeks blog sounds like a rant rather than an objective view, I suppose it is – similar to what the press is appearing to do. I’m sure that’s not really true, but I truly think that is what a lot of the public thinks.