Wednesday, February 15, 2006

CNN: Hacktacular!

It's downright amusing to watch CNN's increasing slide into right-wing irrelevance. Consider the first few paragraphs of this piece (which you should read carefully to note the highlights):

Hunter shot by Cheney has minor heart attack

Doctors: Birdshot moved to Harry Whittington's heart

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CNN) -- The fellow hunter who was shot and wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney has suffered a minor heart attack after a piece of birdshot migrated to his heart, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

Harry Whittington, 78, is in stable condition in intensive care and will remain hospitalized for up to seven days, hospital officials said.

"Some of the birdshot appears to have moved and lodged into part of his heart ... in what we would say is a minor heart attack," said Peter Banko, administrator at Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial. (Watch what alerted doctors to the birdshot in Whittington's heart -- 2:32)

Cheney and Whittington were hunting quail on a friend's south Texas ranch Saturday when the vice president shot and wounded him.

Cheney was told when he arrived Tuesday morning at the White House that doctors had decided, after overnight monitoring, to perform a cardiac catheterization on Whittington, according to the vice president's office.

Cheney called Whittington on Tuesday afternoon to offer his "thoughts and prayers," the vice president's office said...

And the label on the link to that piece from CNN's main page: "Cheney prays for hunt victim."

Yeah, that's the major news development that jumps out of that piece for me.

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