Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hillary's accident vs. Cheney's accident

No surprises here:

Differing Media Outrage: Hillary’s 2001 Car Accident Was Totally Ignored
America’s media have been falling all over themselves with outrage concerning this weekend’s quail hunting accident involving the vice president. Yet, when a van containing Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) rolled through a checkpoint at the Westchester County airport in 2001 injuring a policeman, the press paid virtually no attention. A LexisNexis search identified only six reports on this subject in the two weeks after it happened, with one being an October 16, 2001 Journal News (Westchester County, N.Y.) article

Two weeks after the accident, NewsMax caught up with Officer Dymond and asked if Mrs. Clinton or anyone from her office had bothered to apologize - or even check to see how he was doing.

"I can tell you, no," the hero cop said.

In contrast, Vice President Cheney was described as "very concerned" about the incident and spent Sunday checking on his injured friend "almost on a minute-by-minute basis," the New York Times said.

UPDATE: A couple of visitors have taken umbrage with my comparison of the two accidents. The main issue seems to be that one accident was caused by Hillary's driver and the other was caused directly by VP Cheney. Of course, what these two people fail to acknowledge is that most personal drivers do not act autonomously. They drive the way they're told to drive and their employers should take responsibility for the mistakes they make. They also fail to acknowledge that VP Cheney's accident was also caused by two people's mistakes. Mr. Whittington was at fault in the accident, too.


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