Monday, February 13, 2006

CBS News | Reporting Lag In Cheney Shooting | February 13, 2006 12:58:30

CBS News | Reporting Lag In Cheney Shooting | February 13, 2006 12:58:30:

(CBS/AP) Questions are being raised about why it took the Bush administration a full day to disclose the news that Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a companion on a weekend hunting trip.

The incident occurred Saturday but was not reported publicly by the vice president's office for nearly 24 hours.

[...]

CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer reports Texas authorities are complaining that the Secret Service barred them from speaking to Cheney after the incident. Kenedy County Texas Sheriffs Lt. Juan Guzman said deputies first learned of the shooting when an ambulance was called.
So, what do you think? Old habits die hard? This is the most secretive White House ever. They can't even get the mundane information out in a timely manner. Still, the article mentions that there was a third hunter who was not identified (?), and that bit about the SS not letting the local police interview Cheney, is bothersome, isn't it?
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