Idiots.

VP Dick Cheney was asked in an ABC News interview whether he had changed during his time in office. His reply:

Have I changed? Well, not in the sense that I’ve gone through some fundamental psychological transition here, but I have been, since [9/11], focused very much on what we needed to do to defend the nation, and I think the policies we’ve recommended, the programs that we’ve undertaken, have been good programs. I think those have been sound decisions, and if that’s what they mean by saying I’ve changed, I’m guilty.

The headline of the story is “Cheney Says He’s Changed.” One of the photo captions reads “when asked if he had changed during his tenure, [Cheney] said ‘I’m guilty’.” Both of which imply, you know, the exact opposite of what he said.

Sometimes reporters toe the line between being biased and being idiots. Then again, other times they just sprint across it.

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Comments

  1. Can you cite me an example of these muckrakers have toed the line between being biased and being idiots. I’d ask for an example of when they’ve neither been biased or been idiots, but that would be an impossible request in the modern, post-journalism world.

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