Bush's Dog Bites Reporter

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2008 7:14 PM CST

(Newser) – Take that, liberal media. One of the presidential pooches, Barney, bit the finger of a Reuters reporter at the White House today, ABC News notes. When Jon Decker reached down to pet Barney, the Scottish terrier snapped at him and broke the skin on his index finger. Decker got some antibiotics from the White House doctor and will need a tetanus shot but is otherwise none the worse for wear.

"I think it was his way of saying he was done with the paparazzi," said the first lady's spokeswoman of Barney. "I've talked to Jon and he is being a good sport about it all. Mrs. Bush is aware and asked that I call Jon to make sure all is well."