Local paper almost covers Fast and Furious
The Arizona Daily Star is based here in Tucson. The Border Patrol agent was murdered just south of here, the operation was run out of Phoenix to the north, the US Attorney for the state resigned, one of the whistleblower agents lives right here in town ... and the Star has barely covered the story. But today it got on the front page ... sort of. "Bush-era Operation Let Guns 'Walk,' Too, Federal Officials Say."
The story amounts to a statement by an unnamed Justice Department person that during an undercover operation, straw men were allowed to receive guns. OK, that's in the nature of an undercover operation. Nowhere in the story is it claimed that the straw men were allowed to ship the guns into Mexico, which is the key point.
Oh, well, at least the Star is being reasonable.
Tucson has a very liberal newspaper that I refused to allow it to be used for my Blue and Gold Macaw parrot's cage bottom. For 4 years as a student of the U of A I was happy reading other newspapers at the U's library.
Posted by: AvgJoe at October 6, 2011 03:31 PM