Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Veep on Fox

Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post takes on commentators who downplay the significance of the Cheney hunting accident:
"It matters when the vice president shoots another man because the character and responsiveness of our elected leaders matters. Had Cheney addressed this right away, it would have been a far more modest story."
Mr Kurtz points out that instead of dealing with damage control early on, the Veep's PR people have urged spin attacking the White House Press Corps. An interesting case of blaming the messenger -- not because of their message -- but simply because they were trying to get the message in the first place. (WashPost)

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