Dick Cheney's reluctance to reveal how his shooting idyll exploded into a bird-shot blunder triggered readers to pepper the V.P. with charges of unaccountability. But others insisted the press misfired

Vice President Dick Cheney decided that Katharine Armstrong, owner of the land on which he accidentally shot Harry Whittington, was the best person to tell the press about the event [Feb. 27]. Cheney handpicked someone who had potentially serious liability issues to give the story to the media even before the President was informed. The disclosure that Cheney and his friends were hunting from their cars...

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