Shooting, With Silencer

This morning’s White House press gaggle was filled with scuffling between press secretary Scott McClellan and reporters about the official delays in disclosing Vice President Dick Cheney’s shooting of a fellow hunter this weekend. The rancor reportedly peaked with a flare-up between McClellan and NBC’s David Gregory, with McClellan telling Gregory to hush because “the cameras aren’t on right now.” Gregory replied that McClellan was being a “jerk” and that he resented the press secretary “tak[ing] shots at me personally” from the podium.

“I’ll calm down when I feel like calming down,” Gregory said.

The press office seems to still be trying to quash Gregory after the fact: The entire exchange, though widely reported, is missing from the official transcript.

*CLARIFICATION: Romenesko notes that the transcript is from the still-contentious press conference, later in the day. The morning gaggle has still not been posted on the White House site.