Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Peppered Update

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Peppered Update

Boy being peppered by a shotgun must be a bigger deal than Cheney and the gullible media have made it out to be thus far, just in:
Hunter Shot by Cheney Suffers Mild Heart Attack
The 78-year-old lawyer who was accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday suffered a mild heart attack today after bird shot migrated to his heart, doctors in South Texas said, and he underwent a successful catheterization to determine the extent of the damage.

Doctors said Mr. Whittington had been moved back into the intensive care unit after undergoing the procedure at about 10 a.m. Eastern time, which showed that one BB-size pellet entered his heart. Peter Banko, the administrator of Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Tex., said Mr. Whittington suffered a minor and "asymptomatic heart attack" that was noted only after monitors picked up an irregular heart beat early this morning.

"Some of the bird shot appears to have moved and lodged into part of his heart in what we would say is a minor heart attack," Dr. Banko told reporters this afternoon at a news briefing outside the hospital.

Goddamned Birdshot... ITS ALIVE I TELL YOU!!!

Then there is this:
Mr. Whittington's doctors, in consultation with White House doctors, determined that he should undergo the catheterization

Uh.. Why are White House doctors making medical decisions about a guy in Texas? This must be due to strict HMO rules and regulations as to who the Primary Care Provider is and wether or not those Corpus Christi docs are "in plan" or "out of plan." Or maybe this has more to do with White House doctors interfering in another man's diagnostic care?

Why were White House doctors consulted on this man's care?

Will a member of the media, preferably one who has spoken to a hunting expert and stopped reffering to the shooting as a peppering, ask this question? (ht atrios)