Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cheney Story Reveals Worst Instincts of the Media

I am tired of the Cheney shooting story. So of course that means I'm writing about it again. Read my skewering of the media over at Donklephant. I take on both administration critics and administration boosters for their "coverage" of this story.


Blogger cakreiz said...

Exactly, Alan, and I trust most of us in the heartland can figure out that this is a nonstory. It's akin to GWB's "locked door" incident in China earlier in the year. The press is never quite sure when "a moment" will catch fire, ala Pres. Ford's various slips and golfing mishaps. So instantly, this episode becomes "Quailegate".

11:23 AM  
Blogger cakreiz said...

One more aside. I noticed that Michael Strickings (the Reaction) has post on the incident that makes the following passing observation:

"Is it really that challenging, that much a reflection of one's masculinity, to shoot defenseless little birds?"

Stickler could've easily castigated NASCAR or VMI. I'll suggest that this attitude, in part, reflects why Dems lose Southern states. Pass the latte, please.

11:32 AM  
Blogger cakreiz said...

"Stickings". sorry.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

As far as I'm concerned, there's not much difference between buying meat off the shelf and killing it yourself. Instead of alienating hunters, it'd be better to ally with them over environmental concerns. People who don't know any hunters would be surprised how many are conservation minded.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Strong said...

If anything, it's better to shoot it yourself! Animals that live out in the wild are at least ensured lives of freedom rather than captivity, and often torment (as they are treated in feedlots and slaughterhouses).

Admittedly, that doesn't say much for sport hunting. But even that can help control populations of animals otherwise likely to overbreed.

I'm no gun person, but the knee-jerk, urban Democrat antagonism towards hunting is increasingly irritating to me.

2:30 PM  

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