Re: Who Is Pulling the Trigger?
Further to Justin’s post, perhaps the most exasperating aspect of the mainstream media’s studious disinterest in Operation Fast and Furious is the patent lack of consistency. If this had been an operation initiated by the ATF under a Republican president, the coverage would have been wall to wall. Assuredly, more than one MSNBC program host would have required a paper bag and then sedation to ease the hyperventilating.
One exception, however, was the Daily Show. Jon Stewart pretty thoroughly shredded the operation. Check out minute 1:20, for example, to learn about the ATF’s cringe-making explanation as to how the tracking of the guns into Mexico got botched – hint: it involves Radio Shack. (You heard that right: Radio Shack.) He also points out (minute 5:15) the … er, cooperation demonstrated by the Department of Justice – i.e., Attorney General Holder, whose “resignation” Justin is correct to call for – to the Congressional committee investigating the operation.