Univision Network Coverage of Fast and Furious Intensifies
Univision will bring a fresh set of eyes to the Fast and Furious gun walking operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 2009.
Perhaps the Spanish-language television network's move to air an exclusive, in-depth investigation of the scandal on Sunday night, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central) will counteract allegations from the White House that the congressional investigation into the operation was politically motivated.
The deadly consequences of Fast and Furious will be presented in a special edition of Univision Network's newsmagazine "Aquí y Ahora."
Univision's award-winning Investigative Unit, Univision Investiga, released a video clip to news media on Friday showing the massacred bodies of Mexicans killed with guns trafficked to drug cartels through the Fast and Furious program.
After two years of what amounts to collusion between the U.S. media complex and the Obama administration, Univision which consistently outranks other major networks among adults 18-34, will turn up the volume on Fast and Furious.
Univision's Investigative Unit identified massacres committed with guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.
The video excerpt puts human faces on the pain and grief endured by the families of the slain.
In one scene a devastated mother desperate for closure cries out to former President Calderon, "Answer me."
A source familiar with the congressional hearings suggested the Univision expose is "the Holy Grail" some in Congress have been looking for.
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