Okay, two more

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Yes, I watched the medical press conference (and enjoyed when the ER supervising physician looked like he was going to tear the reporter a new one, toward the end.)

Let's cut to the chase: Whittington had an asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. They're keeping an eye on him, but don't see any permanent damage. They expect it to have no effect on his life in the future.

In a 78 year old man, this is still not as serious as if Whittington had broken an ankle.

24 comments:

terrye said...

Or broken a hip. In my line of work that is considered the beginning of the end.

I heard Bob Novak on Fox and he said that he hoped the Bush administration had learned that it has to {click} that is where I turned it off and finished the sentence for him.

kiss our asses.

The press acts as if they are so damn special and the truth is often as not they just take any situation and make it worse than it has to be.

War in Iraq, Katrina, Abu Ghraib, the mining accident, the whole 2004 presidential election, the NSA leaks, The CIA leaks, Valerie Plame....

For Bob Novak who is somewhere to the right of Pat Buchanan to be complaining about the Bushies and the press after the whole Valerie Plame fiasco is just more than I can take.

If this guy had been 38 instead of 78 he would probably not have even been put in a hospital. I did not see that press conference but I saw one earlier when a doctor said the injuries were superficial.

RogerA said...

Look on the bright side--its this kind of crap that continue push the MSM below Lawyers in America's perception of most disliked. (BTW--have you ever read a thumbsucker about the approval ratings of the MSM? No? gee, how about approval ratings of the President? Damn, who knew)

Fresh Air said...

A friend of mine said the other day that most lefties, if given the choice--push button 'A' to make Iraq a complete failure, or button 'B' to make it a success--would choose button 'A.' I believe this thought experiment is absolutely valididated by our daily experiences.

Today, IMHO, if most lefties could will this poor man to die in the hospital so as to make Cheney look bad, they would do it in an instant.

I don't know what's gotten into some of these people, but they need psychiatric help.

markg8 said...
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Knucklehead said...

Can anyone 'splain to this knucklehead why this story is important? Just askin'. (I don't mean to YARGB but to anything else.)

Peter UK said...

Knucklehead,
Because,it is a good screamer for the left and the MSM without having to go anywhere dangerous.Reporters can jump up and down to prove they are alpha and still be in their favourite bar for opening time.Beats publishing pictures that might get them beheaded.

terrye said...

knucklehead:

Well it isn't really important.... but the press is such a bunch of whiney ass babies that they think they can make people forget their lack of balls when it comes to standing up to a bunch of terrorists by going after Cheney. He is a safe target.

Seneca the Younger said...

...they think they can make people forget their lack of balls when it comes to standing up to a bunch of terrorists by going after Cheney. He is a safe target.

Maybe less safe than they thought....

markg8 said...
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Peter UK said...

Why is it odd that it took a while for the press to be notified ,who the hell are the press.It is more likely that everyone was concerned about the injured man,this kind of inconsiderate act goes on at accidents all the time,people have even been known to call ambulances first.

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terrye said...

peter:

I just love the way the Bushbashers pretend to give a rat's ass about this man. It seems they think calling them is the most important step to take after an accident, not taking care of the person who has been hurt.

And mark, give it up.

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terrye said...

peter:

I think Cheney knew that pandering to the press was what the egotists expected but he also knew that they would descend on that ranch, that family and that hospital like a pack howling coyotes asap..so he gave his friend and his family a few hours of relative peace before the circus came to town. In the end it will not have mattered, a few hours won't have any effect on the story or change its outcome.

It is just something for certain people to make an issue of.

Someday when a Democrat is back in the WH things will settle down because these guys will be too busy burying stories and covering up scandals to get all excited about something like this.

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Peter UK said...

"I don't think he's hiding anything, he just lacks any sense of human decency."

What have the jackals of the press got to do with human decency? These are people who would have a camera in the man's left ventricle if threy could get a camera crew in there.

Secondly what is this prurient public right to know the private tragedies of anyone the MSM sees fit to publicise.

There was no right to know what twelve cartoons which inflamed much of the Muslim world looked like,an event much more in the realm of the public's right to know than an accident.

Peter UK said...

"A lot of people say 14 hours is plenty of time to sober up before talking to the cops."
Do you know this from the Ted Kennedy killing?

Care to take a blood test Markg8?

terrye said...

Peter:

In truth the locals were there in less than an hour, but hey mark is too busy making baseless accusations and getting his posts deleted to know or care about the facts.

Specter said...

But you can't reason with people like marky. I've been having a debate with a person over at Confederate Yankee who insists - even after I post articles and links to articles - that Whittington's heart attack was seriously life threatening and that it was likely that another heart attack would occur due to the bird shot.

And now Harry "I Got $68K But Didn't Take The Money" Reid is saying that not promptly notifying the press reflects on how the administration runs the WH. Hey Harry - how quick did you notify the press that you are being investigated for taking money from Abramoff? Why isn't the press complaining about that?

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Peter UK said...

"I don't think he's hiding anything, he just lacks any sense of human decency."

In fact,to expand on this,the instinct of human decency is to secure medical help,inform the family and ensure privacy.
It is the little things like making sure the man's wife can actually find a parking space rather than walking past dozens of satellite vans.That she can sit by the bedside rather than watch on the TV monitors whilst a reporter in drag harasses her husband.
The little things like,not having hundreds of cellphones turned on in prohibitted zones,that it is Doctore not camera crews who are closest to the injured man.
Anyone who has seen the press and television pack at close quarters would use the words human decency.The media are there for one thing and one thing only to do their jobs and NOTHING is allowed to get in the way.

Knucklehead said...

Terrye,

Someday when a Democrat is back in the WH things will settle down because these guys will be too busy burying stories and covering up scandals to get all excited about something like this.

They don't even need a Dem in the WH to bury stories and cover up scandals. Just look at the attention they are paying (NOT!) to the seditionism of their ol' buddy, Al.

Sometimes I wonder how much of the bad behavior of the MSM is a matter of being whiney, spoiled brats and how much is the willful creation of diversions. The party for which they so eagerly shill is running around making asses of themselves. They need to "cover" something, they can't cover that, so they latch onto anything that comes along and start screaming about it knowing it will pull eyes and ears away from that which they don't want seen and listened to.

Buddy Larsen said...

The way the press has treated this administration, it's no damn wonder the press finds itself screaming about 'secrecy'. Cheney knows his constituency is the people, not the David Gregorian chanters.