Okay, I'll make this quick, since I have other stuff to do and can't really blog right now. Believe me, I will revisit this issue later tonight when I have more time.
Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot someone in a hunting accident over the weekend. The person who was shot, a friend of Cheney's, is in "very stable" condition in a Texas hospital.
The thing now is that the Press is questioning why Cheney didn't notify them until eighteen hours after the incident (actually, Cheney never informed the press; the owner of the ranch where the accident occured notified the local paper).
Frank James, a reporter in the Chicago Tribune's Washington bureau, asks, "How is it that Vice President Cheney can shoot a man, albeit accidentally, on Saturday during a hunting trip and the American public not be informed of it until today?"
Okay, prepare yourselves, because here comes my off-the-cuff, knee-jerk, top-of-my-head reaction to this whole "incident":
FUCK THE PRESS, FUCK THE PRESS, FUCK THE PRESS, FUCK THE PRESS, FUCK THE PRESS!
FUCK THE AMERICAN PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW! THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "RIGHT TO KNOW" AND "NEED TO KNOW". I DIDN'T NEED TO KNOW THIS! YOU DIDN'T NEED TO KNOW THIS! OF ALL THE THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT - THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!!
IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, PEOPLE! AN ACCIDENT! I WISH TO GOD I HAD SUPER-EXTRA CAPLOCK ON MY KEYBOARD SO I COULD SHOUT EVEN LOUDER! THERE IS NO CONSPIRACY, THERE IS NO COVER-UP, THERE IS NO STORY HERE!!!!
HEY, GUESS WHAT PRESS? I HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT THOSE CARTOONS LOOK LIKE, BUT YOU DON'T SEEM TO BE TOO EAGER TO HELP ME OUT THERE!!!
SO IN CONCLUSION - FUCK. THE. PRESS!!
God, I'm so sick of all of this shit...
Thank you for listening...I feel a little bit better now.