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AP Misleads, Claims Cheney Received Special Treatment Another in the Series of the Lying Left Lamestream Media

KCurtis 2012/03/28 11:57:06

Like
Jerry Seinfeld, the Associated Press did a masterful job of making a
story out of nothing this weekend after news broke that former Vice
President Dick Cheney was the recipient of a heart transplant.


In fact, APs first paragraph is
one of those masterful bits of psychological manipulation along the
lines of the old rhetorical trick that goes: "when did you stop beating
your wife?"


With
its first paragraph the AP cast doubt on the propriety of Cheney
getting a heart transplant, raised the specter of Cheney getting
"special treatment" (even while denying he did) and played the age card
to boot pointing out that many "thousands of younger people" are still
waiting while Cheney is now walking around with a new heart.


The nerve of that guy.


Of
course, the whole paragraph is geared to cause doubt about the
propriety of Cheney getting his transplant even while hiding under
plausible deniability that this was its purpose.


Here is that first paragraph:



Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got
special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 that
thousands of younger people also were in line to receive.



Think
about this. If doctors say it is "unlikely" Cheney got "special
treatment," then what the heck is this story here for? Of course, what
the AP did here is classic. They put the idea that Cheney did get
special treatment in reader's minds even while saying he didn't.

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  • Concerned Citizen 2012/03/28 12:13:12 (edited)
    Concerned Citizen
    +16
    Dick Cheney is fully aware that life itself is a gift,...and has a far more stronger will to keep living,....than do most of his younger opponents.

    A desire to live is not a crime,....only a blessing!

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  • Defend ... Markie 2012/03/31 01:09:50
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    i see more of that liberal progressive RACISM at work
  • Markie Defend ... 2012/03/31 12:26:01
    Markie
    You see that in a heart transplant program?

    Go get your eyes checked immediately.
  • Defend ... Markie 2012/03/31 12:49:23
    Defend Western Civlization
    no i see you hate Cheney
  • Markie Defend ... 2012/04/01 13:00:12
    Markie
    You tend to see stuff that is not there.

    Cheney is a old dried up player in yesterdays games.
  • Defend ... Markie 2012/04/01 17:05:41
    Defend Western Civlization
    i see more hate from the liberal progressive obama backing dnc
  • Markie Defend ... 2012/04/01 18:39:07
    Markie
    Once again when dealing with the power of the Republican devils, have to fight fire with fire, money with money, and bully the bullies!
  • Defend ... Markie 2012/04/01 18:44:34
    Defend Western Civlization
    the American Voter will be interested in your HATE of America/Israel and Western Civilization
  • Markie Defend ... 2012/04/02 13:22:22
    Markie
    We will not have long to wait. As for Israel, they are big boys and when they behave well they are rewarded by the US. When they misbehave, we should not align with them, in any case we should quit giving them two billion a year. We do not have the jack.
  • Defend ... Markie 2012/04/02 13:58:16
    Defend Western Civlization
    Americans back Israel the TERRORIST LIBERAL Progressives hate Israel
    In the end Americans and Israel will CRUSH the CHILD RAPIST muslim terrorist nothing you or little obummer can do to stop it from happening
  • dallas 2012/03/28 21:54:51
  • KCurtis dallas 2012/03/28 22:19:39
    KCurtis
    +6
    That's why there is a waiting list.
  • Broddy KCurtis 2012/03/29 05:59:45
    Broddy
    KC you can not make the argument that no special treatment was given then fall back on the "Waiting" List, people are moved on the list after giving huge donations as well as the list is kept by " United Network for Organ Sharing " but the status of the people on the list and prioroity in the line is set by the hospital or transplant center and Doctors working there the list is just maintained under federal guidelines the information they recieve from the treating doctors is outside of thier control.

    I don't think he recieved special treatment because he is the former VP or because he is a Republican but he is also a RICH old bastard and that can get anyone special treatment it is just that we don't hear about them because they are not named Dick Cheney.

    I have inoperable advanced heart disease and am currently doing well enough not to be elegible for a transplant but 5 years ago i was airlifted to Vanderbuilt to be placed on that list or wait to die, thankfully a team of 15 doctors tried something and a week later i was released to return home after a few days in a medically induced coma with a tube leading into my heart disolving a huge blood clot in one of the chambers but the list is not as "need" based as we are led to believe and special treatment is given if you can pay f...

    KC you can not make the argument that no special treatment was given then fall back on the "Waiting" List, people are moved on the list after giving huge donations as well as the list is kept by " United Network for Organ Sharing " but the status of the people on the list and prioroity in the line is set by the hospital or transplant center and Doctors working there the list is just maintained under federal guidelines the information they recieve from the treating doctors is outside of thier control.

    I don't think he recieved special treatment because he is the former VP or because he is a Republican but he is also a RICH old bastard and that can get anyone special treatment it is just that we don't hear about them because they are not named Dick Cheney.

    I have inoperable advanced heart disease and am currently doing well enough not to be elegible for a transplant but 5 years ago i was airlifted to Vanderbuilt to be placed on that list or wait to die, thankfully a team of 15 doctors tried something and a week later i was released to return home after a few days in a medically induced coma with a tube leading into my heart disolving a huge blood clot in one of the chambers but the list is not as "need" based as we are led to believe and special treatment is given if you can pay for it.

    My week in the Hospital cost $347,000.00 average cost of a transplant $150,000.00, chance of recieving a heart in time to save my life.... lets say it was 347 grand well spent.
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  • Bevos Broddy 2012/03/29 12:52:12
    Bevos
    +2
    If he was given special treatment, and got the heart because of a "DONATION" he may have given them, then WHY did it take 20 months for him to get his heart?
  • Broddy Bevos 2012/03/30 03:09:18
    Broddy
    it has taken me 8 years and i am not even on the list, verify your information or be capable of backing your claims before spouting off to me you are quoting hearsay and rumor as fact.

    You want some facts to play with ?

    Who Is Eligible for a Heart Transplant?:
    The specialists at the heart transplant center will assess whether a patient is eligible for a transplant. Specialists often include a:
    •Cardiologist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart problems)
    •Cardiovascular surgeon (a doctor who does the transplant surgery)
    •Transplant coordinator (a person who arranges aspects of the surgery, such as transportation of the donor heart)
    •Social worker
    •Dietitian
    •Psychiatrist

    In general, patients selected for heart transplants have severe end-stage heart failure, but are healthy enough to have the transplant. Heart failure is considered “end stage” when all possible treatments—such as medicines, implanted devices, and surgery—have failed.

    Certain conditions and factors make it less likely that a heart transplant will work well. Examples include:
    •Advanced age. There is no widely accepted upper age limit for a heart transplant. However, most transplant surgeries are done on patients younger than 70 years old.
    •Poor blood circulation throughout the body, including the brain.
    •...






    it has taken me 8 years and i am not even on the list, verify your information or be capable of backing your claims before spouting off to me you are quoting hearsay and rumor as fact.

    You want some facts to play with ?

    Who Is Eligible for a Heart Transplant?:
    The specialists at the heart transplant center will assess whether a patient is eligible for a transplant. Specialists often include a:
    •Cardiologist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart problems)
    •Cardiovascular surgeon (a doctor who does the transplant surgery)
    •Transplant coordinator (a person who arranges aspects of the surgery, such as transportation of the donor heart)
    •Social worker
    •Dietitian
    •Psychiatrist

    In general, patients selected for heart transplants have severe end-stage heart failure, but are healthy enough to have the transplant. Heart failure is considered “end stage” when all possible treatments—such as medicines, implanted devices, and surgery—have failed.

    Certain conditions and factors make it less likely that a heart transplant will work well. Examples include:
    •Advanced age. There is no widely accepted upper age limit for a heart transplant. However, most transplant surgeries are done on patients younger than 70 years old.
    •Poor blood circulation throughout the body, including the brain.
    •Kidney, lung, or liver diseases that can't be reversed.
    •A history of cancer or malignant tumors.
    •Inability or unwillingness to follow a lifelong care plan after a transplant.
    •Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) that can't be reversed.
    •Active infection throughout the body.
    •Diabetes with end organ damage (damage of major organs)."

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/heal...
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  • Bevos Broddy 2012/03/31 13:15:12 (edited)
    Bevos
    I didn't state ANY facts. I just asked you a question. Are you just looking for someone to yell at?
    Nobody has said how long it took for Cheney to get on the list. And If you are needing a heart and you are not yet on the list, maybe you need to be yelling at your Dr.
  • dallas KCurtis 2012/03/29 08:37:11
  • Bevos dallas 2012/03/29 12:56:13
    Bevos
    +3
    It goes to whoever has been on the waiting list and is in line for it. That is IF it matches his blood type, size and compatibility.
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/03/29 13:25:02
    Hawkeye
    +2
    "I am glad you would let your 28 year old child die to save a old man like Dick Cheney.."


    And I am glad that YOU have set yourself UP as the expert authority on who lives and who dies..

    Pay attention here people.. He makes his decision based on PERSONAL political considerations that are in accordance with his likes and dislikes..

    Do you THINK that a Health Care Plan run by Left WIngers will do any better?????
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/03/29 20:32:35
  • KCurtis dallas 2012/03/29 22:43:59
    KCurtis
    +3
    It should be given to the person who needs it on an immediate basis and who has the best fit to accept it, first. If it was my son or daughter I would still hope that it would be given that way. I lost a nephew who was on the Liver Transplant list. He was just 7 years old. [...]
  • KCurtis Hawkeye 2012/03/29 22:41:25
    KCurtis
    +3
    It's called a death panel. It's going to be based on a lot of factors. One will be your political affilitation. If you have any doubts google Mao ZeDong.
  • dallas KCurtis 2012/03/29 23:03:55
  • KCurtis dallas 2012/03/30 00:30:22
    KCurtis
    +1
    It's called Medicaid ... to be expanded 500% by Obamacare.
  • dallas KCurtis 2012/03/30 02:16:39
  • KCurtis dallas 2012/03/30 10:35:04
    KCurtis
    +1
    Politics
    dummy
  • KCurtis dallas 2012/03/30 10:36:12
    KCurtis
    +1
    Politics
    dummy
  • dallas KCurtis 2012/03/30 12:36:38 (edited)
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/03/30 12:32:41
    Defend Western Civlization
    i see more drivel from the obama reelection committee
  • Bevos dallas 2012/03/31 13:21:11
    Bevos
    You really need to get off the sugar.
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/03/30 12:31:02
    Defend Western Civlization
    more propaganda from the obama reelection committee
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/03/28 22:27:54
    Hawkeye
    +2
    Ask me that question when CARTER needs a heart because I WILL ask YOU..
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/03/29 20:36:02
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/03/30 12:33:46
    Defend Western Civlization
    your the one claiming Zimmerman is guilty before his trial
  • bluejacket dallas 2012/03/29 02:04:19
    bluejacket
    +3
    You seem to twist the process to suit your needs and draw pity. There has to be a blood type match, and a size and age compatability also.
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/03/30 12:29:40
    Defend Western Civlization
    thanks for representing the DNC
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/04/01 17:06:38
    Defend Western Civlization
    Cheney did not get any special treatment you should start thinking for your self
  • dallas Defend ... 2012/04/01 23:30:59
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/04/02 01:38:42
    Defend Western Civlization
    You are only seeing what you want to see your hate will be the down fall of democrats
  • dallas Defend ... 2012/04/02 01:56:33
  • Defend ... dallas 2012/04/02 02:13:47
    Defend Western Civlization
    you have no truth

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