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Probably the most awkward moment on cable television

That's how Greg Tinti describes Wolf Blitzer's interview with Vice President Cheney when he asked the vice president about his daughter's pregnancy. Cheney's response is nothing but a death stare.

Wolf ends with, "we just want to congratulate you on having another grandchild." *Gulp*

I love how Cheney stares down Blitzer until he left a stammering blob of jello.


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Comments (44)

Wolfie is such a putz.... (Below threshold)
Bob Jones:

Wolfie is such a putz.

wow!... (Below threshold)
cheneyIsNotHuman:

wow!

Funny how the left supports... (Below threshold)
CharlieDontSurf:

Funny how the left supports gay rights except when they don't.

One wonders if Cheney, or K... (Below threshold)
mantis:

One wonders if Cheney, or Kim and the commenters here, consider Dobson's column to also be out of line.

Oh, and I agree, Wolf is a putz.

Wolfie is a queer in sheeps... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Wolfie is a queer in sheeps clothing.

jhow66 is a queer in queer'... (Below threshold)
slingshot:

jhow66 is a queer in queer's clothing. take off that skirt, tough guy!

Dobson's a dipshit. So was... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Dobson's a dipshit. So was Wolf Blitzer.

Wolf is a spineless pussy i... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Wolf is a spineless pussy instigator like the rest of the left. These fools, trolls here included, will run and hide faster than 1940's Frenchies if ever faced with true adversity.

Would wolf ever ask Pelosi how many times she has gotten injected w/ botox? How many times edwards has lied to win a verdict? How much does Hildebeast know about the dozens of 'mysterious deaths' of known Klinton associates?

Your tinfoil's wrapped a bi... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Your tinfoil's wrapped a bit tight today Gianni.

Wolf Blitzer is a clown. E... (Below threshold)
Larkin:

Wolf Blitzer is a clown. Even I felt sorry for Cheney (and I loath the guy).

Equally disgraceful was Fox News' recent sliming of Barack Obama. There's a lot of shoddy reporting lately it seems.

Yikes....(pulls collar out ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Yikes....(pulls collar out from neck...)

You don't mess with Darth unless you have the force, Wolf. And you ain't got it.

Yikes....(pulls collar out ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Yikes....(pulls collar out from neck...)

You don't mess with Darth unless you have the force, Wolf. And you ain't got it.

Wow! That was great! I ha... (Below threshold)
ShuShu:

Wow! That was great! I had read about this, I think on Drudge but nothing compares to being to see Cheney's expression and that "stare".

Watching Wolfie stammer was an added bonus. First he gets slapped by his wife and now the man himself.

Cheney is graceless as usua... (Below threshold)
blackcat77:

Cheney is graceless as usual. It's really sad that for some people, what's supposed to be a blessed event turns into politics. Like it would have killed him to simply say, "Thank you."

Wolf reminds me of Ben Stil... (Below threshold)

Wolf reminds me of Ben Stiller with Robert DeNiro in Meet the Parents.

Greg Focker: Who'd have thought it wasn't about a dragon.
Jack Byrnes: Huh?
Greg Focker: Well some people think that 'to puff the magic dragon' means to... puff... smoke... a marijuana cigarette.
Jack Byrnes: Puff is just the name of the boy's magical dragon... You a pothead, Focker?
Greg Focker: No, I pass on grass always. Well not always.
Jack Byrnes: Yes or no?
Greg Focker: No, um, yes, um...

Why look for friends at CNN... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Why look for friends at CNN all of the sudden? http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10384

Wolf is a lefty? That's new... (Below threshold)

Wolf is a lefty? That's news to me.

I'd say that was a "Son of ... (Below threshold)
epador:

I'd say that was a "Son of Hades" stare if I ever saw one.

I saw the entire Blitzer/Da... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

I saw the entire Blitzer/Darth Cheney interview and someone should have given Wolf a wooden stake and holywater for self-defense.

Good, now do we want to tra... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Good, now do we want to trade 'slime job examples' on fox and CNN until we run out? Because I will still be giving examples LONG after you are left saying "Um, um, um. ."

Why exactly is Leslie out o... (Below threshold)
Reality:

Why exactly is Leslie out of line with that question? People that put Darth Vader in office don't like his daughter's lifestyle choice and Cheney refuses to criticize their intolerance. Telling.

Wasn't Wolfe and integral p... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Wasn't Wolfe and integral part of Eason Jordan's trading Accuracy for Access (ie echoing propaganda) in Iraq? Nice how he escaped any flak from that whole affair.

I saw the enti... (Below threshold)
I saw the entire Blitzer/Darth Cheney interview and someone should have given Wolf a wooden stake and holywater for self-defense.

Posted by: aRepukelican at January 25, 2007 02:57 AM

What? You saying the Veep is some sort of dr. acula type of...oh wait, you're just being the unfunny troll that you are.

I too had not seen it but h... (Below threshold)
mildred:

I too had not seen it but heard of the story. Thanks for posting. I am going to adopt the stare, I loved it! Obviously Wolf did not know how to back out of the pigpen; don't they teach that exit strategy tool in journalism school? Last statement, "... I just want to congratulate....".. was so squeamishly unprofessional - JERK!He was dealing with a highly sensitive subject. Ass. Go back to the herd, Wolf!

Cheney is the man. He need... (Below threshold)
George:

Cheney is the man. He needs to get out more.

blackcat, you need your head examined. Is this what you consider grace?
Wolf: "Some critics say this isn't best for the child."
blackcats's expected response: "Thank you."

Why doesn't Wolf ask that of every parent or grandparent of a child with only one parent?
Wolf: "Jesse Jackson, some critics say this isn't best for your child to be living with one parent. How do you respond to that?"

Do you think he would ever, in a million years, ask that question of Jesse Jackson?

So what is the administrati... (Below threshold)
Publicus:

So what is the administration's policy regarding homosexuality, marriage and having children out of wedlock anyway? Do the have the same policy for everyone, or exceptions for Cheney's daughter?

Last I checked, having kids... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

Last I checked, having kids out of wedlock was never outlawed. It's hardly preferrable, but not illegal. I'm not sure what your argument here is.
-=Mike

Last I checked, ha... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:
Last I checked, having kids out of wedlock was never outlawed. It's hardly preferrable, but not illegal. I'm not sure what your argument here is.

That's the typical reaction of the left... for some reason they believe that anything you disagree with should be codified into law. Transfat bad ? Make a law! Totalitarian tendencies ?

To be honest, I think it's ... (Below threshold)
pennywit:

To be honest, I think it's at least a somewhat fair line of inquiry, but Blitzer's going about it the wrong way. The way to do this sort of thing is to get one of the people criticizing Cheney's daughter on the air at the same time as the veep, and then challenge that person to repeat his criticisms to Cheney's face ... or at least via satellite.

--|PW|--

An interesting question: We... (Below threshold)
Bo:

An interesting question: Were Dobson's comments out-of-line? Well, considering that Dobson heads a Christian organization, and that his comments and thoughts as expressed in the quote and in the column are perfectly in-line with that group's beliefs, I think the answer is a definitive "no."

Dobson went to great lengths in the above linked column to express that he had no intention to politicize the issue, that the situation was against the moral standard that he and his group represent, no more, no less.

Blitzer, in the context of a political interview, brought out the quote in order to "expose" Cheney as a hypocrite, a hatemonger, or both. This intent makes a couple bold presuppositions, first that Cheney himself "toes the line" on every social issue with Dobson's organization, and secondly that Cheney is incapable of loving his daughter while not offering wholesale approval of her lifestyle choices.

Both of the above presuppositions aren't unique to the liberal mindset. The first stems from the liberal stereotype of Christians as ignorant and hateful, and that every Christian holds exactly the same set of beliefs. The second arises from the liberals' lack of belief in the possibility to disagree with an individual's actions or beliefs without actually harboring any animosity towards that person.

"slingshit" is now a member... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

"slingshit" is now a member of the "club". Do queers wear special clothing? Do you wear a skirt everyday? Which day do you wear pants? Do you swaps days being the "mommy" and "daddy"?
(opps-forgot-the "club" is for those with shit for brains)

jhow66your drool c... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

jhow66

your drool cup is overflowing.

There's a lot of shoddy... (Below threshold)

There's a lot of shoddy reporting lately it seems.

"Lately", as in since, oh, the 1960s or so? Or do we mean "lately" using the geological calendar?

How much does Hildebeast kn... (Below threshold)
jesus:

How much does Hildebeast know about the dozens of 'mysterious deaths' of known Klinton associates?
Posted by: Gianni at January 24, 2007 11:29 PM

Hahaha. This is the most pathetic post of seen yet from you right-wing retards.

Almost as bad are the "Cheney's the man", "wow", "he showed Wolf" bull.

So folks, how does it feel to be in the 25% of people who still support monkey ears and darth vadar category?

LOL.

Remember, Cheney shoots his... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Remember, Cheney shoots his own friends.

"Hey Blitzer, you wanna go huntin'?"

From today's wire services.... (Below threshold)
maggysturn:

From today's wire services.....

"To have Vice President Cheney suggest that we have had a series of 'enormous successes' in Iraq is delusional," Durbin said. "I don't understand how he can continue to say those things while the president calls them 'slow failure'."

That's the term President Bush used in a separate television interview earlier this month, saying that's where the situation would be headed unless another 21,500 troops were injected.

Can the Bush Administration say "flip flip"?

Maggy forgot what thread sh... (Below threshold)

Maggy forgot what thread she was on.

And "Bo" put it all in context quite nicely.

Cheney 1, Blitzer 0<p... (Below threshold)
Patriccio:

Cheney 1, Blitzer 0

What an ass-kisser Wolf is at the end of the segment. He doesn't have the balls to confront Cheney himself so he hides behind what somebody else said. Wow, that gutsy....err...I mean GUTLESS.

I agree, the trolls here ar... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

I agree, the trolls here are pussies, like Wolf.

George: As a libertarian l... (Below threshold)
blackcat77:

George: As a libertarian liberal, I don't believe that Mary Cheney's choice of a spouse is any of my business. Personally, what I'm the most sick of, however, is the media's ongoing insistence on pushing hot buttons all the time. Mary Cheney and her partner seem to have a successful relationship and according to every reasonable standard, it's a GOOD thing to bring kids into a family so long as the people involved do so by choice, and are capable of raising the child properly. So when Blitzer decided to poke Cheney with a rhetorical sharp stick, he was WRONG. That's sensationalism, not journalism.
But then rather than taking the high road, Dick Cheney decided to be Mr. Bad and act all insulted by the question. Hey, when you are an elected public official who has chosen to raise this issue as often as he has, it becomes a fair question and there's no right to get huffy about it. Furthermore, he ended up looking worse by his response than Blitzer did for asking an obviously inflammatory and personal question. Two wrongs do not make a right.

And what is it with the way... (Below threshold)
Mike J3:

And what is it with the way over-the-top gushing from Wolf Blitzer "we are SO HAPPY!! blah blah blah"? This is so goofy, and this seems like a dumb trick to get Cheney to talk. That is awesome how Cheney throws a bunch of dead-air back at Wolf - dead-air is the absolute worst thing for TV & radio. Wolf is forced to fill in the space by hanging himself with his own rope. Funny!!

But then rather than tak... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

But then rather than taking the high road, Dick Cheney decided to be Mr. Bad and act all insulted by the question. Hey, when you are an elected public official who has chosen to raise this issue as often as he has, it becomes a fair question and there's no right to get huffy about it.

When did Cheney ever bring up his daughter being pregnant?

Heck, the Dems seem obsessed over his daughter.
-=Mike

I know it's bad to feed the... (Below threshold)

I know it's bad to feed the trolls - but I think that John Stewart has a salient point.

Cheney IS the best Penguin since Burgess Meredith.

We should be a little obses... (Below threshold)
sian:

We should be a little obsessed sinse the bush/cheney put Mary's gayness and support for her dad in our face every second while campaigning. To gain gay supporters. Which is totally schizo being that they fight against gay marriage, But Mary's over here shouting "vote for my dad, my dad, he hates gays, but he loves me, he loves me.

Mary to cheney:Dad may I marry my baby's mamma! lol

Its ok for them to use her when its conveint for their election, but when it back fires Cheney wants go huntin.

It's so atypical of you redums you start acting like a cry baby when the shoe is on the other foot.

By the way I dont neccessaraly agree with gay marriage, its just you guys are total whiners.




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