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When a dog bites a reporter … is that news?

By Gary Bogue
Friday, November 7th, 2008 at 7:39 am in dogs, Obama, The First Dog.

Did President Bush order his killer attack dog, Barney the Presidential Scotty, to take a bite out of the press?

Thursday, when Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the presidential first Scottish terrier, Barney bit his right index finger. Reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks captured this presidential canine moment on her video cam. And, naturally, it soon wound up on YouTube …

NOTICE TO ALL WHITE HOUSE REPORTERS: While covering the White House until president-elect Obama takes over on Jan. 20, 2009, be sure and wear thick gloves and Ice Hockey pads. /Gary

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  1. Melissa Says:

    This is completely the reporters fault. He tried to reach over the dogs head to pet him, which any dog person knows is a huge no no. He should have tried to pet the dogs chin then worked up to the head. Not go straight for the head. Shame on him. And his mom has a dog. Bah!!!

  2. Fancy Says:

    Barney is a known bitter. If Barney belonged to anyone else, he would have had to be put down by now! Ridiculous!

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  8. allie Says:

    you should always ask before you reach to pet anyones pet—why would barney be any different

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