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Fuck Yourself, Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney had some advice during the U.S. Senate’s annual photo session for Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who has been relentless in his criticism of the no-bid contracts awarded to the vice president’s alma mater, Halliburton. A search of the Nexis newspaper database showed only one U.S. daily newspaper — the Washington Post — quoted the vice president’s wish for Leahy’s self-sufficiency: “Fuck yourself.” Here’s how other newspapers and wire services handled the vice president’s words:

L.A. Times: “Go . . . yourself.”

L.A. Daily News: The headline said Cheney cursed.

The story, by the Associated Press, said Cheney said, “F— off” or “F— you.”

The Boston Globe: Referred to the expletive as a “vulgar directive” and provided no other clues.

Calgary Sun: “(Bleep) off” or “Go (bleep) yourself.”

Daily News (New York): “Go f— yourself.”

Greenwire: “Go (expletive) yourself.”

The Guardian: “Fuck off.”

The Weekend Australian: “F . . k off” or “Go f . . k yourself.”

Agence France Press: “Fuck you” or “Fuck yourself” then

later changed to “F . . k you” or “F . . k yourself.”

Miami Herald: “F— off” or “F— you.”

The New York Times: “obscene phrase.”

The New York Post: “F— yourself.”

Newsday: “ — yourself” or “Go — yourself.”

CNN: the “F” word.

The University of Iowa’s Daily Journal: “Go fuck yourself.”