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There's a word missing from the headlines... - Mark's Journal
There's a word missing from the headlines...
"Barney bites stupid reporter." That's not how you pet a dog who doesn't know you!

(Did you know there's a barney.gov web site?! Nice.)
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gregtrotter From: gregtrotter Date: November 7th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
A dog that attacks reporters? That's fantastic in the White House!
dansr From: dansr Date: November 7th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stupid people. :sigh:
The reporter was a dumb jerk for just going in like that. ::shaking my head::
From: scyllacat Date: November 7th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, he didn't give barney time to see or acknowledge him.

And you never know, it could be stressful being a White House dog. :)
dansr From: dansr Date: November 7th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
::grin:: I think it's probably very stressful being a White House dog. I mean, you see everything going on and you can't say a word because 1) who will believe you and 2) who speaks dog?
darth_qonfused From: darth_qonfused Date: November 7th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, it finally seems that the old adage "Dog bites man — not news... man bites dog — news" may finally need revising...
ruffian_wind From: ruffian_wind Date: November 7th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a moron. You NEVER pet a dog like that. EVER.
pickled_cotton From: pickled_cotton Date: November 7th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's exactly what I said last night when I saw the clip (and the interview with the bite-ee) on Rachel Maddow!
From: ddmd Date: November 7th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Follow on news items.... (?)

Barney censured by Congress

Impeachment proceedings begin against Barney

Intelligence reports demonstrate no weapons of mass destruction in Barney's doggie bed
nighthellcat From: nighthellcat Date: November 7th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not that I condone the stupidity of the reporter, but well-socialized dogs (especially ones that aren't public attractions, like Barney must be) don't usually bite, even when a person approaches them incorrectly. So, I imagine the reporter has done that with other dogs without ever having been bitten. Sometimes it takes pain to learn a valuable lesson.
keeyoo From: keeyoo Date: November 8th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)
You know what??? Don't walk an anti-social dog out in the public where people will see him/her and want to pet him/her!!! I'm sorry, but what the fuck.

I seriously hope the reporter, regardless of who's stupid fault it is, sues the shit out of the current administration.

belindashort From: belindashort Date: November 8th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
So the guy got bitten, because he doesn't know how to approach a dog properly, yet the administration is to blame?

In the vid, he asked if he could pet Barney, but you didn't actually hear the handler say 'yeah sure, go for it'

You just don't pet other peoples dogs, anti-social or not. You can as, and if the dog comes to you, you can usually pet it, but don't reach for an animal. If only more people learned this.

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