The Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin compares FNC’s Dick Cheney special to PBS’ Frontline Dick Cheney special…
While neither Cheney nor his enormously influential legal adviser David S. Addington were willing to talk to PBS, the vice president welcomed Fox News’s Baier with open arms.
As Baier explained at the opening of his report: “Fox News has been given unprecedented access into the vice president’s world. We spoke at length with him, to some of the people that have known him the longest, and to the president himself. We shadowed Cheney in Washington, visited his homes here and in Wyoming and traveled with him on a mission to the Mideast.”
And yet the most interesting part of the show was not what Cheney had to say, most of which we’d heard many times before. It was what the president said. I don’t think Bush has ever faced so many questions about Cheney before.