“For those of us who do not live in the memory hole that shields this administration from any accountability, here are some relevant facts about Acting Director Brandon and his involvement in the Fast and Furious cover-up,” Mary C. Michel at American Thinker reminded readers Tuesday. Her thesis is that major news outlets have not told the public anywhere near enough about the man who will succeed outgoing Director B. Todd Jones, at least in an acting capacity unless and until confirmed.
Indeed. But that doesn’t mean everyone has turned a blind eye, only that the ones who haven’t have much less amplified voices that are easy for a deliberately indifferent media to ignore. Speaking from personal experience, I can assure you some of us have been banging pots and pans, but only with limited effect contained in a niche readership.
Still, I was told by an insider that this one resulted in some screaming over at HQ. And then of course there’s this, and this and this, and… (trust me, I could go on and on).
And don’t even get Mike Vanderboegh started.
Anybody think the “real reporters/legitimate media” have a vested interest in investigating and reporting any of this and the Fast and Furious damage control connections? Anybody think Congress will be bothered unless they feel they have no political alternative? Does no one recall what it took to force acknowledgment last time?
Let me tell you something about ATF “gunwalking.” Did you know that if you go to Wikipedia, you’ll find no mention of either me or Mike, or our documented roles in breaking the story while imploring both Congress and the media to even notice it? Go ahead– go explore that last link for a few minutes and see all the reporting that was done before the rest of the media had written word one. Now find anything in that early reporting that later investigations did not bear out — notwithstanding discrediting attempts by those taking their talking points from the administration. Several people interested in a complete chronology of events have tried to change that, but their entries were always edited out within a day or so.