Met at the house of the Rev. C.K. Paul, at Stourminster Marshall, Father Strickland, an English Jesuit, who said to me – “I have observed, throughout life, that a man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.” -- Diary entry dated September 21, 1863 written by Sir Mountstuart E. Grant Duff, Scottish politician and administrator of the British Raj in India, published in 1897.
There is no news. There is only the truth of the signal. What I see. And, there's the puppet theater the Parliament jesters foist on the somnambulant public. -- Mr. Universe in Serenity, 2005.
The realization of the Gunwalker Plot continues to slowly broaden and deepen in the popular culture, and to the Obama administration it must seem like Chinese water torture as they wince in anticipation of each new revelation. The one constant that they can cling to, however -- the one solace in an ever darkening gloom -- is the partisan faithfulness of the major network evening news shows, and newspapers such as the New York Times and Pravda on the Potomac, the Washington Post.
As evidence, ladies and gentlemen of the jury of history, I present the undisputed fact that on the evening news shows of NBC, ABC and CBS this week not one -- NOT ONE -- mentioned the unprecedented subpoena by a Congressional committee of information regarding the entire top echelon of the Justice Department in the Gunwalker Scandal.
Had this scandal involved John Ashcroft and the Bush Administration, does anyone doubt that the story would have led the nightly half-hour "puppet theater"? Or, that it wouldn't have been covered like a blanket by all news departments from the moment the blood of Brian Terry dried in the desert sands of Rio Rico?
Assuming the evil bad guys of the Federal Leviathan don't win this round (and it is hard to see now how they can -- the reaction to the Iranian-Zeta "Wag the Dog" conspiracy shows that even another Oklahoma City bombing event on these guys' watch would not produce the effect that they need to reverse their declining fortunes -- they simply would not be believed), the history of this WILL be written. And neither they nor their media sycophants will emerge unscathed.
A lot of you, gentle readers, are more than a little upset that David Codrea and I are not given our "propers" by the larger media that is now covering this story. I would be lying if I said that it didn't nettle us both. David in particular has reason to be resentful, for the bulk of his income stream these days, such as it is, comes from his Examiner column, which pays him by the hit.
A single link on Drudge could bring him a $10,000 day, but for all the stories that David Codrea has broken in this scandal, Drudge has never linked one -- not one. Some days, David makes $10 from Examiner. You cannot sustain a family with two sons and responsibilities for elderly parents on such pitiful gruel. The fact is that David could be forced by circumstances to actually turn away from the Gunwalker Scandal just to keep his family afloat, and that would be a tragedy. So, yeah, when he doesn't get the links from people who ought to know better it pisses him off. It pisses me off, too, especially when the slight comes from that puffed-up hypocrite Matt Drudge, who despite his much-hyped reputation for breaking stories ignored Gunwalker for many months. He's another one that the journalism history books will not treat kindly, fedora and all.
But, beyond an occasional sotto voce grumble, David does not complain.
It may be because there is a growing realization among all of us who were "in at the beginning" that this is Watergate with a huge body count, that the ghosts of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata and thousands of dead Mexican citizens will haunt the Obamanoid gunwalker plotters to the end of their days and that, as a result, the folks like us who were in at the beginning, will, in the fullness of time, be recognized for what we did, are doing and will continue to do until justice is served upon the guilty.
I was talking to a "mainstream" reporter last night, and I told them that those of us who covered this story in the beginning would be asked to tell how we did it for the rest of our days. Asked. By other people who will actually be interested in the miracle. This will be like those Watergate retrospectives on C-SPAN where they trot out Woodward and Bernstein and their editors and lawyers to explain how they caught the big fish, Tricky Dick.
There will be documentaries on Gunwalker, and books, and feature films "based on actual events." History, if no one else, will treat David Codrea kindly.
The fight goes on, much of it behind the scenes. More revelations are coming from CBS, FOX and others, including I am positive, from David Codrea and me. The White House is battling back using its media lapdogs and professional spinners like Eric Schultz and Lanny Davis, but they will, in the end, lose. In retrospect, history will laugh at the spin just like they laugh today at Nixon's press flack Ron Ziegler. Worse, probably.
We cannot let up, though. Nor can we get cocky, for this scandal, which has always been driven from below, will continue to require the efforts of all of us.
You know, I was asked by someone recently what music I thought was appropriate for this scandal, what score or lyrics might best describe it, and I replied instantly Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," for truly it is the common men and women of this scandal, the honest ones, the "little people" as viewed by our "betters," who have broken it into the open, who have pushed our putative "leaders" to pay attention to it, and who will bring it to a conclusion of justice and yes, a reckoning.
FOX is criticized by the likes of Rachel Madcow and Media Matters for using me, an unabashed partisan, and "radical" writer of Second Amendment screeds, a "mad dog" militiaman who calls, occasionally, for broken windows, as a source, an expert on the subject of the Gunwalker Scandal.
Yet, the fact that I am is undeniable on the face of it. But, more to history's eventual point, I think, is that ONLY a radical like me, with a curmudgeon like David Codrea, and a disparate group that included a brave "common man" like John Dodson, all the other honest, stubborn, brilliant ATF whistleblowers, anonymous spooks, young and old, and other government employees who you will someday meet as well as others that will forever remain in the shadows -- only with the combined efforts of these "little people" and "radicals" could the conspiracy have been brought down.
The real story that history will want to know is how, given all human dynamics against it, did such folks accomplish the humbling of the Federal Leviathan at the zenith of its power.
I have said before, and will believe to the end of my days, that only by the Hand of God Himself could this have happened. It is, truly, a miracle, and one that I am humbled and honored to have been in at the start.
So don't give the folks who are covering this story a hard time, gentle readers, about whether or not they credit David and me in every story, or in any story. If they are advancing the cause of truth within the framework of what they have to work with, cut them some slack. History will judge them kindly, when all is known and understood.
In truth, history -- and God -- will judge us all.
That's what frightens the likes of Obama, Holder, Clinton, Napolitano, Restrepo, O'Reilly, Breuer, Newell and their media toadies. And it should frighten them. For there is a reckoning coming and they cannot avoid it.