Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/4/11 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 10/04/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT by Nachum

The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.)

What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:

In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpress; alfrankenhandler; attkisson; banglist; bhofascism; cbs; corruption; cussingwhitehouse; democrats; ericschultz; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; impeach; liberalfascism; news; obama; reporter; schultz; sharylattkisson; struckanerve
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 81-100101-120121-140 ... 221-225 next last
To: MrB; Nachum; MestaMachine; Munz; 444Flyer

How crazy is this world when our government pays and hires people especially to field questions about injustice at the Dept. of Justice and corruption at the seat of the Presidency?Does Obama really need three people much less this Eric Schultz he hired specifically to field questions and handle reporters?Our taxpayer money used in hiring PR people to field and cover Obama’s corruption...

101 posted on 10/04/2011 11:57:47 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: KansasGirl

Actually, the LA Times is covering it....

102 posted on 10/04/2011 11:59:05 AM PDT by bergmeid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro
Her job is to lick Obama and keep him clean and shinning, not to ask inappropriate questions like those trouble makers from FOX.

Yup. Mythbusters proved a while back that it is, in fact, possible to polish a turd.

103 posted on 10/04/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Attkisson was about the only good reporter CNN had. Now she’s forcing CBS to perform actual journalism. I love her.

104 posted on 10/04/2011 12:00:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

The story even says that all the other MSM were cited as NOT reporting on this and they question what this reporters problem was.IMAGINE:telling a reporter it is not news and trying to influence what they say and report...

105 posted on 10/04/2011 12:00:32 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

So Tracy Schmaler and Eric Schultz are screaming at this reporter. Does anyone have the email addresses and/or phone numbers of these people? We should be calling and emailing en masse because these two have sold their souls.

Kudos to Sharyl Atkkisson.

106 posted on 10/04/2011 12:01:24 PM PDT by bergmeid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: muir_redwoods
is there a reasonably short synopsis of the whole F&F scandal?

Executive branch is trying to arm every radical muslim backed syndicate in the western hemisphere and disarm US at the same time.

107 posted on 10/04/2011 12:01:27 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: G Larry
"Now that the paper trail proves he know in July 2010, Holder is saying he 'misunderstood the question'...."

....And CBS is EMPHASIZING that Holder's office claims he thought the question was about a case from back during the Bush administration. Yes, whomever says it was worrying that CBS was the only network reporting this (besides Fox) and that it gave them too much power was right.

108 posted on 10/04/2011 12:02:06 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Oh, Dubya! If you think it’s crazy now, wait a few. This is an atomic bomb with a timer on it.

109 posted on 10/04/2011 12:02:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; Nachum; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; blam; GeronL; ...
From Drudge:


GOP calls for special counsel to investigate Holder... Developing...

WH screams, swears at reporter for covering scandal...


Holder changes story about ATF gun-running op...

Claims misunderstood question from committee...

110 posted on 10/04/2011 12:03:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz.

More on cussing Eric Schultz

(may 2011)

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is staffing up in preparation for expanded oversight and inquiries from a Republican-run House of Representatives.

Eric Schultz, the former communications director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, officially joined the White House on Monday. While his portfolio will include issues primarily dealing with the Department of Justice, another key function will be to handle matters relating to and resulting from investigations launched by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

“Eric Schultz started Monday. He will be one of three associate communications directors, alongside Kate Bedingfield and Sandra Abrevaya," said a top administration official. "Eric’s portfolio of issues will focus mainly on DOJ and other oversight-related topics.”

... Schultz is no stranger to hostile political climates. Prior to taking over at the DSCC, he handled press for Al Franken’s 2008 Senate campaign in Minnesota, including the months-long recount against former Sen. Norm Coleman

111 posted on 10/04/2011 12:03:34 PM PDT by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Deeeeelish! *rubs hands together*

112 posted on 10/04/2011 12:06:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 110 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Wow! You KNOW an era has passed when CBS isn’t on your side any more. That, or the reporter is quietly transferred to East Bumpuck, ND, never to be heard from again.

113 posted on 10/04/2011 12:08:17 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: opentalk

Eric Schultz

Eric Schultz is headed to the White House communications shop after serving as Communications Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2010 cycle.

Previously, Schultz handled press for Al Franken's 2008 Senate campaign and was National Press Secretary for the 2008 presidential bid of Sen. John Edwards (D-NC).


114 posted on 10/04/2011 12:09:49 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 111 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Think I’m going to invest in popcorn futures....!

115 posted on 10/04/2011 12:09:59 PM PDT by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum; RushIsMyTeddyBear; Crawdad; Responsibility2nd; reagandemocrat; Virginia Ridgerunner; ...
First, I want everyone on these threads to know, there is a petition to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate these scandals. It currently only has 318 signatures. Surely, if the left can find 8688 people who will sign a petition to "Fully Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Across The Nation," we can find twice that many people who are tuned in enough to demand a special prosecutor for this.

I found this bit from the interview with Laura Ingraham interesting.

Quoting Sharyl Attkisson in the interviews:
[The White House and Justice Department] will tell you that I'm the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it.

Here's what I find most interesting. As of today, here are some search results:

Those numbers have changed since Saturday, too. On Saturday, there were 7 stories on the New York Times site that mentioned "operation fast and furious," and 8 stories mentioning "operation fast and furious" on the Washington Post site. The stories are gone (I saved some of the links, and they are not found today), and Google has completely forgotten that the pages ever existed.

I guess the White House can add Google to the list of "reasonable" organizations.

One of these stories had dead federal agents, killed by guns that were basically given to the killers by the BATFE, along with dozens (so far) of dead Mexican nationals also killed by guns basically provided by the BATFE. The other is about some taxpayer money disappearing into a bankrupt company owned by a campaign contributor.

If the Bush administration had said, "There's nothing to see here. We don't need an investigation," would the LA Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post have just gone away and left the Bush administration alone?

116 posted on 10/04/2011 12:12:20 PM PDT by ˘ommon ˘ents ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kcvl
Eric Schultz was specifically hired to to handle Issa Oversight Investigations.

Issa has been a disappointment, sure hope there is more going on behind the scenes.

117 posted on 10/04/2011 12:14:18 PM PDT by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 114 | View Replies]

To: kcvl

My gaydar just exploded.

118 posted on 10/04/2011 12:15:48 PM PDT by reagandemocrat (Obama is bitterly clinging to the Gunwalker Cover-up)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 114 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
I hope she has good security, she could become the victim of a “Random” act soon.

If she doesn't back down she will be "Vince Fostered" some dark and stormy night.

119 posted on 10/04/2011 12:16:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: DonÂ’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 69 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

“One site said she left CNN back in 1993”

And a tenure at Yahoo, these lefty’s when out of Power just melt in with Big business. It’s hard to know whom to give your money to now days.

120 posted on 10/04/2011 12:18:16 PM PDT by DAC21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 81-100101-120121-140 ... 221-225 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson