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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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Where are my CHEESY POOFS!? Got to get the industrial size popcorn to munch on... More Popcorn!

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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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You got it. It is just a busy day for these stories.:)

Besides, I am going to start selling Nachumlist popcorn to munch on while the show is going on....

Maybe Cheesy Poofs too-


21 posted on 10/04/2011 11:17:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Attkisson is a black belt in TaeKwonDo.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Nachum

When did the building become sentient?


23 posted on 10/04/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for NO additional charge!)
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To: roaddog727
I think this whole fiasco is going to require cases of beer........

Yes! Perhaps more than one! Definitely looks like a case study!!!

CA....

24 posted on 10/04/2011 11:18:14 AM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...
Gunwalker. Still rolling ping.


JUST DO IT!

25 posted on 10/04/2011 11:18:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum

Is there a popcorn ETF??? We’d be sure to make money..


26 posted on 10/04/2011 11:19:23 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Maybe See-BS will see the light.


27 posted on 10/04/2011 11:20:30 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: Nachum

Haha! I love a good, red-blooded Capitalist! ;-)


28 posted on 10/04/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: LucyT

FYI


29 posted on 10/04/2011 11:21:04 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum
Seems this is huge. I would think this would be the topic of its own posting:

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, adde that months before Holder testified -- on Jan. 31 -- he came to Grassley's office, where Grassley gave him a letter detailing the investigation of Fast and Furious.

"If he read my letter, he knew on January 31," Grassley told Fox News. "He probably actually knew about it way back in the middle of last year or earlier.

30 posted on 10/04/2011 11:21:14 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Quick! Someone photoshopper take a Scream movie poster and put Obama and his administration in it!


31 posted on 10/04/2011 11:21:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

Looks like the White House wasn’t ready for CBS to engage in a random act of journalism.

Frankly, I’m a little concerned that CBS is taking the lead on this story. It gives CBS too much power.


32 posted on 10/04/2011 11:22:15 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Nachum

Boy, this sounds like we now have teenagers running the WH and the DOJ...screaming at someone who ask a question...if this is true...these teenagers need to grounded until 1/2013.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 11:22:37 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: reagandemocrat

little Eric slithers about in dubious circles....

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).


34 posted on 10/04/2011 11:22:39 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: roaddog727

Obama Launches Twitter War on GOP

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

I think we someone start the “Popcorn and Beer Party”. (The PBP)

Who’s making the run to Costco for a case of Blue Moon?


35 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:01 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Perdogg

she started as a beat reporter for WTVT/Fox Ch. 13 in Tampa over twenty years ago


36 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:17 AM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: dead

Mine makes noises........


37 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Chances Are

“...looks like a case study!!!”

good one!


38 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:43 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Nachum
I just had a thought of Jayna Davis.
39 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:46 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: Nachum
[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."
40 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:53 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: KansasGirl

“[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.”


41 posted on 10/04/2011 11:23:59 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Nachum

Sheesh! Doesn’t this woman know about the MSM’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy?

Don’t ask questions, don’t tell the truth.


42 posted on 10/04/2011 11:24:56 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

I just sent this to Drudge and hope he puts it up.


43 posted on 10/04/2011 11:25:31 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: sneakers

bump for later!


44 posted on 10/04/2011 11:25:41 AM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: Nachum

I think I could accomodate the first case for this PBP. :-)


45 posted on 10/04/2011 11:25:41 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: dead

If you were the White House and had Stick and the Wookie makin’ Whoopie inside you, wouldn’t you scream?


46 posted on 10/04/2011 11:25:49 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: dead

Exactly, the “White House” didn’t scream and swear at the reporter,

a specific person in the 0bama administration screamed and swore at her.

Who was it, chickie?


47 posted on 10/04/2011 11:26:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: reagandemocrat

I think Ed Schultz has a sub-penis (an inch more, he’d be a King; an inch less, he’d be a queen).


48 posted on 10/04/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Red Badger

“Somebody’s headed for a Pulitzer.......”

SILLY CONSERVATIVE...
Don’t you know they only give Pulitzer’s to reporters who destroy REPUBLICANS?


49 posted on 10/04/2011 11:26:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Iron Munro
Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning

They must have thought her name was Asskissin, not Attkisson...........

50 posted on 10/04/2011 11:26:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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