The MSM is going all out to save the administration from itself in the “Gunwalker” scandal.
New York Times and the Washington Post are going after Chairman Darrell Issa, of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Issa of course has been holding hearings on the fiasco that was Operation Fast and Furious, where the ATF allowed thousands of guns across the border into the hands of the drug cartels, weapons which then began showing up at crime scenes, including the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The NYT is continuing to tell the lie that most of the weapons which end up in Mexico came from the U.S. They also show their complete ignorance when they say the weapons sold were military rifles. They were not. Whatever the semiautomatic rifles sold may look like, they are not true assault rifles. They do not have a selective fire capability, meaning they cannot fire full auto, as military rifles will. The NYT is merely using these hearings in order to push for the re-enactment of the so-called assault weapons ban while doing the administration’s dirty work.
The WaPo is perhaps more thoughtful in their attack, attempting to look like real reporting. Using anonymous sources to take potshots at Issa, claiming he was briefed in on the operation last year.
This is disingenuous at best. How is it senior officials in the Justice Department were unaware of the operation yet Congress knew all about it? It simply doesn’t make sense. It’s becoming apparent this scandal could bring down Attorney General Eric Holder. It should surprise no one the MSM is pulling out all the stops to try to pull the administration’s fat out of the fire yet again.
LATER: Also check out David Codrea's latest: "'Paper of record' should recognize hypocrisy better than most."