Apparently our bureaucratic and political “servants” failed to realize that the historic ability to control cultural memes via the MSM no longer obtains in the era of “alternative” media. Two dedicated and unpaid members of that alternative media, Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea have, virtually unaided, engaged in the investigative digging, reporting and prodding which has resulted in the exposure of this scandal which in the opinion of this observer far exceeds the importance of the Watergate affair in that the resulting deaths in both the US and Mexico are yet to be enumerated. A daily perusal of both of the above web sites is highly encouraged in order to obtain an understanding of the scope of our rulers efforts to eliminate our liberties.
Then John Richardson, writing at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money: "The Washington Post Is Finally Heard From."
It has been almost three months since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered on the U.S.-Mexico border. It has been over one month since Sen. Chuck Grassley went public with his concerns about ATF allowing guns to "walk" unmolested across the border which were then used to kill Agent Terry. During this whole time, while David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh have been working to get this story the attention it well deserves, the Washington Post has barely mentioned it. This despite their months long series of articles called "The Hidden Life of Guns". . .
Grimaldi, in a back-handed slap that would make Mark Potok of the SPLC salivate with joy, then acknowledges the work that that David and Mike have done bringing this scandal to light.
"Anti-ATF bloggers sympathetic to the militia movement picked up the allegations late last year, dubbing the scandal 'Project Gunwalker' and alleging ATF agents let guns 'walk' to boost the numbers of U.S. weapons recovered in Mexico. The bloggers theorized that the ATF wanted high numbers to gain support for an assault-weapons ban."
It must suck to have a pair of middle-aged white guys with blogs just thoroughly beat you at your own job.