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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 weeklystandard.com ...


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
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And a beer

1 posted on 10/04/2011 11:06:41 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 10/04/2011 11:07:41 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

They showed see-BS some BS?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 11:09:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Nachum

“And a beer

Only one?

I think this whole fiasco is going to require cases of beer........


4 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:21 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Nachum

Don’t worry, the MSM will likely back off. They love the guy.

...........

Real Jobs PAY taxes, not raise taxes


5 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:42 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Nachum, would you mind putting me back on your list? You scoop up the best stories of the day. Thanks!


6 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Nachum
CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed...

Houses can't scream, outside of Amityville.

7 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

8 posted on 10/04/2011 11:11:30 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

Has this been confirmed by a reputable source?


9 posted on 10/04/2011 11:12:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Nachum

Sharyl Attkisson used to be with CNN, right?


10 posted on 10/04/2011 11:12:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (I would vote for Pawnstar Chumlee, before I would vote for 0bama)
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To: Nachum

FTA....

Attkisson: 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. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”

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It’s so refreshing to see some media attention FINALLY being given to Fast & Furious.

I pray this is Watergate and Monicagate rolled into one giant disaster for Bammie and Compnay.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Nachum
CBS should recognize BS, that's for sure.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 11:13:39 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Perdogg

I Believe so. One site said she left CNN back in 1993.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 11:13:55 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Eric Schultz needs a subpena.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Nachum

So the White House tells CBS, it’s not a story unless WE say it is a story. You need to be more cooperative like the NY Times, LA Times, and Wash Post.

lol


15 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:12 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Nachum

She is definitely out of line.

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


16 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: Nachum

It’s my fault for not staying up on this but I heard someone try to say that this was Holders effort to stop strawman purchases and it failed. I know that’s a lie but is there a reasonably short synopsis of the whole F&F scandal?


17 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:42 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Nachum

The flack is thickest when you’re over the target.......

And it looks like the flack is getting MIGHTY thick.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:42 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Nachum
Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning

Somebody's headed for a Pulitzer...........

19 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Nachum

“[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.”

Mmmmmmm hmmmmm (as Levin would say)


20 posted on 10/04/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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