Forbes weighs in on Operation Gunwalker
Story here. The silence of the mass media here in Tucson is amazing. Understand, the BP agent was murdered about thirty miles south of here. The gunwalking was ordered by the Phoenix office, about 120 miles north of here. One of the whistleblower agents lives right here. But newspaper coverage has been limited to one short story, a month or two ago.
Page one today: Giffords returns to Congress. OK, that's a proper headline story. Then ... July was hot, and homebuilders are taking remodeling work during the slump. Page two: library writes off overdue charges, kids getting free haircuts, city hires police, and US moves to dismiss suit over medicinal pot.
Page A 16: "Gun smuggling scandal spurs Mexican backlash" Ah, a little mention. The scandal itself is given one sentence. Followed by the remark that the guns walked only equaled 10% of those traced to the US. It does quote a security consultant in Mexico City asking what would have happened if a government agency had planned to run guns to the enemy in Afghanistan. A good question.
At least it had that much. The SV Herald down here in Sierra Vista has not even mentioned the scandal at all which is egregious considering that Brian Terry lived here.
Posted by: kbiel at August 2, 2011 05:31 PM
As a matter of international law, is it still not an Act of War regardless of which nation's criminals DoJ is arming?
Posted by: Shootin' Buddy at August 3, 2011 07:21 AM
Bury the turd, bury the turd, hurry...
Posted by: Harry Schell at August 3, 2011 09:22 AM
Ancient proverb: A buried turd still stinks.
Posted by: kalashnikat at August 3, 2011 11:11 AM
(Some of) the media have been in the tank so long they've sub-let the little, plastic castle from the goldfish.
(Some of) the media have been in the tank so long the little diver stopped looking for pirate treasure and is getting rich just selling them air.
(Some of) the media have been in the tank so long they're tracking fish poop into the WH press briefing room.
Posted by: Matthew Carberry at August 3, 2011 12:32 PM