'Botched' Reporting

The papers of record continue to whistle in the dark.  The day after Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, still doggedly refer to Fast and Furious as a "botched" operation. Wapo: Agents did not interdict weapons they suspected of being purchased at Arizona gun shops by illegal buyers known as "straw purchasers." Instead, they planned on tracking them through the pipelines being used to deliver firearms to a Mexican drug cartel. Last year, a Justice Department official told lawmakers in a letter that the ATF had not ever "sanctioned" or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico. Ten months later, the Justice Department withdrew the letter, acknowledging the botched operation. WSJ: The House voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute that began over a botched federal gun-trafficking probe but...(Read Full Post)