Why the Media Silence on Operation Fast and Furious?
It wouldn’t be surprising if you missed it, but the White House is refusing to allow a Congressional Committee access to a key witness in the ongoing probe into Operation Fast and Furious.
Operation Fast and Furious is, of course, the incredibly stupid policy of letting automatic weapons find their way into the hands of Mexican drug cartels with the supposed purpose of arresting the arms dealers who sell them.
The result of this truly inspired crime fighting strategy was, predictably, more guns for the cartels including guns that have been found at the scenes of shoot-outs and murders on both sides of the border and the weapon that killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
That’s bad enough, of course, but the White House’s ongoing policy of stonewalling investigations and covering up the involvement of senior officials including the Attorney General and perhaps beyond just compounds the issue.
In politics it is often said that the cover up is worse than the crime and, if the complicit media ever actually starts paying attention to this story, the cover up could be devastating for Obama and his Administration.
Which brings me to the interesting point. We have here the kind of juicy story that the media usually loves—guns, violence, murder, misdeeds in high places, and a cover up that runs all the way to the White House.
And yet I wouldn’t be shocked if you had never heard of it. That’s because the Administration’s friends and boosters in the media are playing a game of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil with the entire story. In fact, according to the Pew Center, not one time in the past three weeks has this story been among the top ten most covered in any form of media.
One might be tempted to believe that the lack of coverage implies a lack of a story. But then we learn that the White House is intimidating reporters who dare cover it and that the networks are punishing those same reporters for daring to question the Chosen One on the eve of an election.
We on the Right have been talking about the bias of the establishment media for years. But those complaints mostly stem from the unavoidable personal biases of a bunch of 1960s liberal journalism school graduates. It’s unfortunate but understandable that they bring their ideological biases to the table and that those biases shade the way they talk about issues. I do the same.
This is different though. This has every appearance of the establishment media actively colluding with the White House to bury a story about a cover up that may go to the highest levels.
I have to believe that eventually the story will come out, but I also wonder if the elites at the major networks haven’t decided to shelter their preferred candidate until after November and then to report the story at a time when he will, in his own words on another topic, “have more flexibility” to deal with it.