I'm watching Wolf Blitzer's FIRST SERIOUS interview with Dick Cheney. I guess Wolf FINALLY has decided if he still wants to be an opportunist he better hurry up and get on the right train. On second viewing, Cheney looks like he wants to cry because he is being asked legitimate questions.To which cowboyNEOK | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 12:54 pm replied
THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAME AS AN EPIPHANY!!! ITS THE "CHENEY RESPONSE" Its a trick played by both Dick and Lynne Cheney.
NOTICE: Whenever ONE of the Cheney's is asked a question they perceive to be negative, (they employ)
DICK AND LYNNE CHENEY'S STANDARD RESPONSE TO REPORTERS WHO ASK UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS:
1. STERNLY CALL OUT THE REPORTER BY NAME
2. IMPLY THE REPORTER BETTER "LAY OFF" IN A VERY AGGRESSIVE WAY
3. IMPLY THE REPORTER IS IN "DANGER"
4. MORE IMPORTANTLY IMPLYING THE REPORTER IS ASKING FOR HIS OWN INFORMATION AND NOT ASKING A PERTINENT QUESTION FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HELL WE ALL WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE REPORTERS FINALLY HAVE THE BALLS TO ASK THE CHENEY'S!!!!
Very interesting... In hindsight, Lynne did it every time someone asked a legitimate question about Mary's lesbianism. She would angrily call the reporter out by name, deny or refuse to answer the question by implying the question was "out of bounds."
I'm getting AWFULLY tired of Dick Cheney.
Any reporter who gets called out by NAME by the CHENEY's is obviously doing their job. They might be coming late to the game, but every reporter should go into an interview with them with the desired effect of getting them to 'CALL THEM OUT BY NAME WITH THE STANDARD CHENEY RESPONSE.
To which I replied:
This is such an acute observation, and it is totally representative of the whole Authoritarian class's response to criticism of all kinds. Freighted with menace, the Authoritarian implies "we know your name, where you live, where your kids go to school, the name of your dog, Newsie...so you better tread fuckin' softly here...you're problem, Newsie? your just a fuckin pervert, big time..."
It's a brilliant strategy; and well observed; fuukin' nailed it...
This taxonomy ought to be posted in every newsroom in the country, so reporters/stenographers may at least be aware of the chogie being stuffed up their mind-most apertures...