Saturday, June 11, 2011

This just in, the "Major Media" is still dead to the Gunwalker Scandal. Monday represents crisis for New York Times, Washington Post, NBC and ABC

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer scans the headlines of the Washington Post with satisfaction. No Gunwalker Scandal yet. "You've got to give Grimaldi credit," he thinks, "a little caviar and vodka as a bribe goes a long way."

Monday the Gunwalker Scandal begins to go on the record under oath. By Wednesday it will be a real, incontrovertible official scandal. This represents a crisis for those "major media" outlets who have said little (the WaPo) or nothing (NYT, NBC & ABC) about a scandal that has been building since early January.

ABC: AWOL on Gunwalker.

Even the LA Times, which was going great guns for a while, has dropped off the Gunwalker media radar. The only folks who have been consistent throughout are Sharyl Attkisson at CBS (who, prior to yesterday, seems to have been having difficulty breaking any of her stories into broadcast from the blog cellar she has been relegated to) and William LaJeunesse at FOX.

NBC: The Blind Peacock.

But come Monday, the Peacock, the LOST network and the Old Grey Lady will be scooped by C-SPAN, for cryin' out loud. Are their political prejudices so strong that they can continue to ignore a scandal the size of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but with more blood and bodies?

The New York Times: Expect the World, just don't expect us to cover the Gunwalker Scandal.

They may continue to ignore the story, of course, but after Monday they do so at their own peril. For to do so proves their increasing impotence and irrelevancy. Even if they don't notice, history will.

This scandal -- broken by the new media, fanned by popular demand created through the American Samizdat of the blogs, picked up by national legislators who had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the story by the letters, faxes and emails of that same blogosphere audience -- will be the defining moment of 21st Century media history in the United States. David Codrea and I are both proud and humbled to have been in at the beginning of this new paradigm.

The New Icon of the "Major Media": the Pharaoh's scribe, writing down every official word.

But what of the Pharaoh's scribes of NYT, ABC, NBC and even Pravda, the WaPo, the home-town newspaper of this scandal? Why, years from now, with their grand-kids on their knees, when they are asked "What did you do in the great Gunwalker Scandal, Grandpa?", they'll have to mumble "Well, I shoveled shit in the Sarah Palin e-mails."

WaPo reporter James Grimaldi plies his trade.


Bad Cyborg said...

It will only be a scandal if it is widely reported. A 20 megaton thermonuclear device could be detonated somewhere and it would not make a ripple in the news unless the lame stream media made it a story.

"Are their political prejudices so strong that they can continue to ignore a scandal the size of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but with more blood and bodies?"

I hope to Heaven you are being rhetorical, Mike. If you are genuinely asking the question then I would have to answer that I believe strongly in the affirmative. It will not be covered unless someone in the ministry of propaganda sees something to be gained from reporting it.

Remember, both Watergate and Iran-Contra occurred under GOP administrations. Not only is the current occupant of the White House a democrat, but he is also the anointed one. The one who some sources described as having not an inauguration but a transmogrification.

I, for one, would be very surprised if anything of the hearing makes the evening news Monday.

Damn! I hope I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

The Marxist media is going to paddle the rest of the Marxists up stream. Nothing new there.

If a tree full of traitors falls in the woods, does it make a sound? Only if their treasonous friends in the media report it.

The report would read " Today a forest full of trees that were full of patriots were chopped down by gun owners and other enemies of freedom."

And they will continue to lie, until they are forced to stop.

Anonymous said...

For those who can't watch live, will anyone be recording/posting the hearings? Thanks.

Col Bat Guano said...

The MSM is saying "Thank God," not only for Sarah Palin's emails but Weiner's tweets as well. Two great, one salacious, ways to try and deflect public attention. My conspiracy theory is the DNC coached Weiner to not resign to keep this story alive through next week.

Anonymous said...

Fox reports 70% of mexican guns from U.S. ATF needs more resources

CowboyDan said...

Fox reports 70% of mexican guns from "U.S. ATF needs more resources" I saw that this morning. That guy is so full of sh*t his eyes should be brown.

Oh, well, they're the ones who want to pick fights. I learned a long time ago not to do that. One reason is you don't know what a fella knows, two is you don't know who he knows, and three, you don't know what he can get to back his play if he starts losing. Or not. Some folks go first for the guns.

You also don't know who his friends are, or how long they're gonna sit by and let their buddy fight you.

"If they don't want trouble, why don't they leave us alone?" is one of the best lines I've heard in a long time. I've used it several times since.

If I write it out, I give credit where credit is due. I don't like people stealing my lines, so I can't steal from other people.

Thanks, Mama L!

Anonymous said...

The day of reckoning is near for some at DOJ, ATF and the US Attorney's Office. They will soon realize that the truth will always prevail over lies. There are a couple of witnesses on the batting order that have them quite worried.

Mark Matis said...

For Anonymous at 5:32 PM:
Then those witnesses are already dead. Or do you think that The One and his puppet-masters are less efficient than Slick and his team?

Mickey Collins said...

Mike, is this video worthy of its own blog post?

Chris said...

I read somewhere that the US supreme court will NOT offer the same protections to bloogers or strictly internet news sites. If that is true, then it matters not what is said here, the govnmt will just call us "disaffected anti-gvnmt bloggers", and then yank the sites off line due to "un-American activities".
Hopefully some retirees will watch Cspan and be motivated, anyone else that is home during the day either works different shifts, or looking for work, and the rest, watch "Let's make a deal!!"