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If Wolves Were as Cute as Pandas, Would We Be Killing Them for Fun?

In a year in which a record number of pandas were born in captivity, Idaho launches a “derby” for kids to shoot endangered gray wolves. If we just want to kill animals, why save them in the first place?

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 READ MORE


Duck Dynasty

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Deer Hunter

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NRA and Hunting

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Santa Over Alaska

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Does a Bear Vote in the Woods?

Why Sarah Palin is no grizzly and how she and her sister travelers will wipe out the real thing.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 READ MORE


Dick Cheney Jacket

Dick Cheney the Muse

A well-known Colombian tailor is using Dick Cheney’s famous hunting mishap—when Cheney accidentally shot his friend in the face—as inspiration for a new line of bulletproof hunting apparel. The accompanying video shows one of the bulletproof jackets in action.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008 READ MORE


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Palin Punked by Faux Sarkozy Prank Call

In what will go down as one of the epic prank calls of all time, Canadian radio show jester Marc Antoine Audette got Sarah Palin on the phone Saturday by telling her French President Nicolas Sarkozy was calling. Oops.

Posted on Nov 1, 2008 READ MORE


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theonion.com

Cheney Will Be Armed on Election Day

The vice president this Tuesday will be on a hunting trip, his first since he shot friend Harry Whittington in the face.

Posted on Nov 5, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney’s Coup

A little-noticed three-year-old executive order vastly expanded the powers of the vice president and illuminates how Cheney and his minions led us into war.

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE


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David Bohrer / AP

Report: Secret Service Agents Say Cheney Was Drunk While Hunting

Capitol Hill Blue, which bills itself as the world’s first political Internet news site, claims that Secret Service agents say Cheney was “clearly inebriated” at the time of his hunting accident. Truthdig says: The sourcing on this is sort of vague, but the reporter has good credentials.

Posted on Feb 22, 2006 READ MORE


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AP / David Bohrer

Cheney Hunting Story Filled With Discrepancies

The Associated Press (not exactly an ultra-liberal organization) says the account of the vice president’s hunting accident is full of inconsistencies.
Newsday points out that the medical diagram in Cheney’s accident report is incorrect.

Posted on Feb 18, 2006 READ MORE



Paul Iverson / AP

Whittington Leaves Hospital, Speaks to Press

“We all assume certain risks in what we do…. Accidents do and will happen,” says the 78-year-old lawyer upon being released from the hospital.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Tucker Carlson
MSNBC via ThinkProgress

Cheney-Drinking Questions Percolating (and fermenting)

The traditional media and the blogosphere are abuzz with questions about the drinking Cheney did before hunting; whether his medications, combined with alcohol, may have played a role; and whether this explains why he didn’t alert the media for so long about the accident (i.e., did he need the time to get the intoxicants out of his system?).
Some of the best writing on the topic:

  • Think Progress: McClellan Ducks Questions on Role of Alcohol
  • AMERICAblog:  What did Cheney drink and when did he drink it?
  • Tucker Carlson: You CanӒt Drink A Beer If You Shoot. Period.
  • Think Progress: Inconsistencies in statements of Cheney’s “star witness”
  • Raw Story: ‘Beer quote’ scrubbed from MSNBC story
  • The Nation’s John Nichols: Cheney has a lot more explaining to do

  • Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Cheney's got a gun
    AP / White House

    The Cheney Hunting Incident

    By Blair Golson

    When the vice president accidentally shot 78-year-old Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting trip after drinking a beer, and then delayed telling the world about it for 14 hours, he refocused the nation’s attention on troubling questions of official secrecy (and Dick Cheney’s aim). Truthdig has all the videos, articles and documents you need to answer the questions for yourself.

    Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush ‘Satisfied’ With Cheney’s Response to Shooting

    The president says “I thought the vice president handled the issue just fine” but declines to discuss details of Cheney’s late disclosure of the hunting accident.

    Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE



    Crooksandliars.com via Comedy Central

    Cheney’s Response Becoming a Liability

    Republicans are chastizing the vice president for his slow and unapologetic disclosure of the hunting incident. As well they should. For an administration that orchestrated Bush’s aircraft carrier photo-op, this episode seems particularly bush league.

    Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart Roasts Cheney

    “Don’t let your kids go hunting with the vice president. I don’t care what kind of lucrative contracts they’re trying to land or energy regulations they’re trying to get lifted. He’ll shoot them in the face.” | video

    Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Cheney Shotgun Victim Suffers Heart Attack

    Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident, has a birdshot pellet in his heart and had “a minor heart attack” Tuesday morning. He is back in intensive care. | story

    The ER chief at the Texas hospital, asked if the birdshot could endanger Whittington’s life, responded: “When birdshot is in your body, there’s always the risk they can move. We’ll watch very closely for any migration.”


    Continuing Coverage:

  • Account of Doctors raises questions on heart injury

  • Think Progress: Scott McClellan concealed the heart attack from the press.
  • A White House spokesman cracked jokes on the record about the incident (before Whittington suffered the heart attack).
  • The Smoking Gun surfaces the Texas hunting accident report. (hat tip: Huffington Post)
  • The lowdown on what hunting rules Cheney broke.
  • Slow Leak: Time publishes an inside account of why Cheney didn’t publicly disclose news of the accident for 24 hours.
  • Unloading on Cheney: Comedians take aim at the vice president.

  • Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Cheney Hunting Accident
    Mr. Fish

    Cheney Accidentally Shoots Hunting Partner

    Truthdig says: It strains credulity to suggest, as the White House has, that the vice president couldn’t inform the national media of the incident while also ensuring proper medical care of the guy on the receiving end of his shotgun blast.
    Lots of updates on the next page.

    Posted on Feb 12, 2006 READ MORE


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