What world do these clowns live in? They were both absolutely outraged that the media is spending so much time on this “non-story.” Dudes, Dick Cheney is probably the most powerful person on earth. If he accidentally shoots someone in the face, odds are it's going to get a bit of attention.
Even I'm not naïve enough to think the press could've ignored the Monica Lewinsky scandal. I don't think Clinton should've been impeached for it. But, he was the president. People were bound to be curious.
Same with Cheney plugging his friend full of birdshot. People are going to be curious. Did he really only have one beer six hours before the incident? Did he take a breathalyzer test afterward? Or did his friend Rush Limbaugh supply him with some pills that distorted his sense of judgment? Hey, inquiring minds want to know.