A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
Two Quite Different Stories about Cheney's Daughter's New Job
March 5, 2002
Compare these stories and note how the right-wing, Moonie-owned Washington Times presents a more complete account (earlier too) than the supposedly objective, centrist New York Times. The NYT totally ignores the comments of "State Department and administration officials" who said "the new post was created specifically for the vice president's daughter."
What does this tell us? Is the Wash Times biting the hand that feeds it, or is the NY Times derelict in reporting the news, or else maybe currying favor with the administration?
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daughter offered State Dept. job
. . Earlier
this month, the State Department officially offered Elizabeth Cheney-Perry
a job as the deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs
for regional economic issues, according to State Department and administration
officials. These officials -- who spoke on condition of anonymity -- tell
UPI the new post was created specifically for the vice president's
daughter, adding that she will work primarily on economic development
in the Middle East.
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Daughter to Take Middle East Appointment
Cheney, daughter of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, will start work at
the State Department within weeks as a deputy assistant secretary of state
in the Near East bureau, the agency's spokesman said on Friday.
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said she would have an economic portfolio, which another U.S. official described as a mandate to promote economic liberalization and U.S. trade and investment in the region.
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Department Post for Cheney Daughter
WASHINGTON, March 1 - Liz Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, will start work at the State Department within weeks as a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Near East bureau, the agency's spokesman said today. The spokesman, Richard A. Boucher, said she would have an economic portfolio, which another United States official described as a mandate to promote economic liberalization and American trade and investment in the region.
Deputy assistant secretaries typically enter an executive corps distinct from most federal employees. According to government Web sites, the positions pay between $126,000 and $138,000 a year to workers based in Washington.
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