Dick Cheney’s Steno Pool (Updated)

Somebody please explain why the garbage and lies spewed by Richard Cheney are routinely treated like they’re gospel. Dick makes George W. Bush look like a statesman, for heaven sakes. And yet media outlets love to present the former Veep’s vicious distortions and malicious rants virtually without challenge.

The latest example is Politico’s regurgitation of Cheney’s lengthy tirade against President Obama. A tirade, I might add, made on the eve of Obama’s Afghanistan troop buildup speech at West Point.

Politico deserves a double limerick, don’t you think?

Dick Cheney’s Steno Pool (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Politico, kindly explain
Why you act like Dick Cheney is sane.
You repeat all his lies
Like they’re truthful and wise.
Your stenography’s worse than inane.

Richard Cheney has harmed our great nation.
Yet you act like each Cheney quotation
Is golden and true,
Worth transcribing on cue.
You’re not journos — you just take dictation.

UPDATE: Unbelievable! Apparently the Pulitzer Board is fond of Cheney’s steno pool. It just elected Jim VandeHei, executive editor and co-founder of Politico, to the Pulitzer Board. Can a Pulitzer Prize for Drudge be far behind?

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7 Responses to “Dick Cheney’s Steno Pool (Updated)”

  1. Deb T says:

    Bravo! As a limerick writer myself, I bow to your word choice and exacting meter.

  2. Nate Levin says:

    Mad, another terrific set of lims. You are just *so* good!

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Deb and Nate!

  4. majii says:

    LOL because they do leave their brains at the door when they interview the Dickster, and the only thing that’s operating is their tape recorders.

  5. Realist says:

    The reason, Politicos say
    is “This is how we earn our pay
    “We parrot their lines
    “or face massive lines
    “for trips down Guantanamo way.”

  6. The BoBo says:

    Hi – just a repeat to let you know I got this submission as well. See ya

  7. Linkmeister says:

    majii, that’s a large assumption you’re making there, with little evidence to support it. They have brains?