Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Major Surprise: The NRA Lies About 'Fast and Furious'

From Forbes (not exactly a pinko media outlet):

The Truth about Fast and Furious:

, a six-month Fortune investigation reveals that the public case alleging that Voth and his colleagues walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies. Fortune reviewed more than 2,000 pages of confidential ATF documents and interviewed 39 people, including seven law-enforcement agents with direct knowledge of the case. Several, including Voth, are speaking out for the first time.
How Fast and Furious reached the headlines is a strange and unsettling saga, one that reveals a lot about politics and media today. It's a story that starts with a grudge, specifically Dodson's anger at Voth. After the terrible murder of agent Terry, Dodson made complaints that were then amplified, first by right-wing bloggers, then by CBS. Rep. Issa and other politicians then seized those elements to score points against the Obama administration, which, for its part, has capitulated in an apparent effort to avoid a rhetorical battle over gun control in the run-up to the presidential election. (A Justice Department spokesperson denies this and asserts that the department is not drawing conclusions until the inspector general's report is submitted.)


  1. Why doesn't this surprise me?

    The fast and furious furore comes from an alternative universe.

  2. WTF? Are you saying that a paragon of the truth, Darrell Issa, is really a lying fuckbag? I just clutched my pearls so hard that I broke the string.

    In unrelated but parallel news:

    A few evenings ago somebody in a group I was throwing darts with saw a truck go by, outside the site where the darts, booka and brews club meets and said, "There goes part of a windmill tower (a large tube section for the upright)". At this comment, another person said, more or less, "Yeah it's probably Vietnamese. Allathem windmills up around Loweville are Vietnamese, that's Obama's doing.".

    I had no idea what he was talking about but when I got home I spent an hour or so drilling down in the intertoobz. Turns out that nobody involved in the project ever stated publicly where the parts came from (a bunch did come from China, Vietnam, Germany and other countries). It also turns out that republican legislators in that county had to recuse themselves from voting on various aspects of the project--because they or their family members had a financial interest in the project. Oh, it also turns out that the project was completed in 2006. That danged Obama is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO crafty! When he warn't busy usin' his time machine to go back and alter birth records, he was messin' with shit during the Bush administration!!/s

    Seriously, does the ReiKKKwing even understand the concept of "objective truth"?