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During the February 15 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, CNN anchor Jack Cafferty told Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer that Vice President Dick Cheney's interview with Fox News host Brit Hume on the "F-word network" (Fox News Channel) to discuss his February 11 accidental shooting of a hunting party companion "didn't exactly represent a profile in courage." Although Cafferty acknowledged that he had not seen the interview, which had yet to be released in full, he nonetheless asserted that the fact that Cheney interviewed exclusively with Hume was "a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde." When Blitzer asked if Cafferty thought Cheney "still needs to do a full-scale news conference," Cafferty replied: "That's never going to happen." He insisted, however, that "running over there to the Fox network" was "seeking a safe haven" because Cheney will not "get any high, hard ones from anybody at the F-word network."
From the February 15 edition of CNN's The Situation Room:
BLITZER: First of all, Jack, what did you make of Dick Cheney's interview today?
CAFFERTY: Well, I obviously didn't see it 'cause it hasn't been released in its entirety yet, but I -- I would guess it didn't exactly represent a profile in courage for the vice president to wander over there to the F-word network for a sit down with Brit Hume. I mean, that's a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain't it? I mean, where was the news conference? Where was the -- where was the access to all of the members of the media? I don't know. You know? Whatever.
BLITZER: You still think he needs to do a full-scale news conference in front of all of the cameras, all of the reporters, and ask whatever they want?
CAFFERTY: That's never going to happen. But, I mean, running over there to the Fox network to -- I mean that's -- talk about seeking a safe haven. He's not going to get any high, hard ones from anybody at the F-word network. I think we know that.