How the press covers for Fast and Furious

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    1st convictions from Fast and Furious gun probe - Yahoo! News

    This is the story they run not the facts and figures and reality that Fast and Furious was designed to create an atmosphere to change gun laws and got people killed.
     
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    That's not "reality", that's your partisan opinion.

    I'm sure that if you look, you can find plenty of echo-chamber blogs where people will post opinions identical to yours. You being upset that "the media" isn't making the same leaps that you are doesn't point to a bias of "the media", it points to your bias.
     
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    The following are facts.

    1) the Fast and Furious program allowed guns to travel into Mexico.

    2) the ATF made NO effort to even notify Mexico of the program

    3) 2000 guns walked into Mexico without a single arrest.

    4) no effort was made to actually track weapons once sold

    5) Agents complained about the above facts

    6) Government Agents ORDERED weapons dealers to sell weapons to the known criminals. And made NO arrests until after the scandal broke.

    7) in some cases Federal Agents made the sales.

    8) The ATF delivered to the FBI a list of identified American weapons recovered in Mexico without informing the FBI they allowed them to walk. This information was used BY the Justice Department to support a call for MORE regulations on gun sales due to the weapons supposedly being illegally pur5chased and dealers selling illegally.

    Golly what Bias am I showing?


    Further the Press is ignoring the story. We have a Federal Agent called to testify before Congress that is pleading the 5th and all the press did is a short blurb about it with no commentary.

    We Know Holder knew of Fast and Furious and LIED to Congress, yet the press is doing nothing to publish that fact. We have a cartel member in another case claiming the Government offered him Immunity to run his drugs and buy those weapons if he provided information on other drug cartels. And the press ran one blurb on it then dropped the story.
     
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    This just gets more ridiculous and infuriating...
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    Justice Dept. releases documents in Fast and Furious probe
    28 Jan.`12 WASHINGTON (AP) – Newly released Justice Department emails sent to Capitol Hill for a congressional inquiry into a gun-smuggling operation indicate that the head of the department's criminal division suggested letting some illicit "straw" weapons buyers in the U.S. transport their guns across the border into Mexico where they could be arrested.

     
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    Nobody's defending the program. The article acknowledges the operation was "botched". The Feds are making lemonade and getting the convictions they can. That's what I get out of it.
     

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