Topic: Media Research Center
Brent Bozell followed the MRC script in his Feb. 22 column, downplaying the news value of the vice president shooting a guy in the face. He bashed Time and Newsweek for putting "a dying story already eight days old" on its cover, adding: "But we already know every single bit of the story, having heard it hundreds of times over the last week."
Bozell also played the Clinton Equivocation game by noting that while the Cheney shooting was on the newsmagazine covers, "White House lawyer Vince Foster shooting himself dead in 1993 was not." Bozell engages in a bit of heresy here -- not by resorting to the Clinton Equivocation, but by stating that Foster committed suicide when conservatives all know that Bill 'n' Hil whacked him.