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Mark Steyn: Why don’t CNN, NPR, NY Times care about ‘dead Mexicans’?
Daily Caller ^ | October 7, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/07/2011 8:22:09 AM PDT by opentalk

Though reporters asked about it during President Obama’s Thursday press conference, media coverage of the gun-running “Fast and Furious” scandal has generally been lacking.

On Hugh Hewitt’s syndicated radio program Thursday, columnist Mark Steyn explained why he hasn’t ignored the story, and attacked the Obama administration’s involvement in the program.

“In this case the government of the United States is the gunrunner,” Steyn said. “That is basically what is happening here. There would be no guns running to these Mexican cartels if the United States government hadn’t instituted a program to facilitate it.”

Steyn noted the lack of media outrage compared with other scandals in the past.

“Now real Mexicans are dead,” he continued. “Does the president of the United States, does his attorney general, does CNN, does The New York Times, does NPR — do they not care about dead Mexicans?

“I mean, forget the United States Border Patrol guys that were killed about these ‘Fast & Furious’ guns. Real-live, or previously live, citizens of third world countries — the kind of people that NPR, The New York Times claim to love — are dead because of this.”

“Why isn’t that a national scandal?” he pleaded. “This is absolutely a — Iran-Contra didn’t rack of that kind of body count. Watergate didn’t rack up that kind of body count. Sarah Palin’s daughter’s boyfriend’s mother, or whatever stupid story they were chasing around Wasilla for months, that didn’t rack up a body count. There were hundreds of dead Mexicans from a gun running program run by the United States.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunrunning; mexico; msm; murders; npr; obamaholder; openborders; soros; sorosmedia; statedepartment

1 posted on 10/07/2011 8:22:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

It would make their guy look bad.

simple as that.

The alphabet media is the propaganda arm of the Democratic/cpusa


2 posted on 10/07/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: opentalk

“There would be no guns running to these Mexican cartels if the United States government hadn’t instituted a program to facilitate it.”

That is a ridiculous statement. I would bet only a small fraction of cartel guns come from the US. Why get semi-automatic guns from the US when they can get machine guns from Central/South America, or from other countries?


3 posted on 10/07/2011 8:27:09 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke
That is a ridiculous statement. I would bet only a small fraction of cartel guns come from the US.

That is his his point, and it is why his statement is not ridiculous.

Not too many Americans would not be in the business of running guns to the cartels unless the government subsidized it.

As you point out, they would supply themselves more cheaply from elsewhere.

4 posted on 10/07/2011 8:35:42 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: opentalk

They DO care about dead Mexicans.

In fact, I’d be willing to bet that three out of four of those dead Mexicans will be voting for Obama in the next election....


5 posted on 10/07/2011 8:44:24 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: opentalk

Because dead Mexicans can’t vote. Well...maybe in Chicago.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 8:44:39 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Sporke
He makes a good point, the MSM are big advocates of illegal rights, but don't speak up when Mexicans are being killed and our administration helped facilitate it.

200 deaths in Mexico have been directly linked to ATF guns.

7 posted on 10/07/2011 8:47:07 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...


JUST DO IT!

8 posted on 10/07/2011 8:48:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: opentalk

Compare the media’s concern about the Mexicans on American death rows with the Mexicans killed with the assistance of the Holder Justice Department.


9 posted on 10/07/2011 8:54:41 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: opentalk; P-Marlowe

Running guns to cartel enemies of Mexico is an act of war against Mexico.

Having both Americans and Mexicans killed is at best: grossly negligent homicide and accomplice to murder.

Where is the headline that says: Obama Murder Hundreds of Mexicans!


10 posted on 10/07/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: opentalk; P-Marlowe

Running guns to cartel enemies of Mexico is an act of war against Mexico.

Having both Americans and Mexicans killed is at best: grossly negligent homicide and accomplice to murder.

Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans!


11 posted on 10/07/2011 8:58:55 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: opentalk; Libloather; napscoordinator; Watchdog85; unixfox; Buckeye McFrog; JerseyHighlander; ...
...Iran-Contra didn’t rack of that kind of body count.

Watergate didn’t rack up that kind of body count.

Sarah Palin’s daughter’s boyfriend’s mother, or whatever stupid story they were chasing around Wasilla for months, that didn’t rack up a body count.

The New York Times cares about dead third world people when the dead can be used as a tool to hurt conservative Americans.

The deaths of these Mexican citizens might make a liberal elite look bad... ping

12 posted on 10/07/2011 9:07:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (Four boxes for the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
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13 posted on 10/07/2011 9:09:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower; All

Maybe the Leftstream media will start caring if their insurance policy (Hillary) starts getting mentioned along with Mr. Black Panther Holder! Then they will start throwing usefull idiots under the bus.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2789191/posts


14 posted on 10/07/2011 9:19:49 AM PDT by Watchdog85
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To: Joe Brower

I love Mark Steyn—he has such a way with words........


15 posted on 10/07/2011 9:30:50 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: xzins
Where is the headline that says: Obama Murder Hundreds of Mexicans!

Where indeed....

16 posted on 10/07/2011 9:40:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (Four boxes for the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order.)
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To: xzins
Where is the headline that says: Obama Murder Hundreds of Mexicans!

Tagable... OK with you?

17 posted on 10/07/2011 9:42:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murder Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: GOPJ

Fine with me: should have an “s” on the end of Murder for: “Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans” or maybe, since Holder is the current chief suspect, “Obama Admin Murders Hundreds of Mexicans”


18 posted on 10/07/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: opentalk

Because liberals are racists?

Because dead Mexicans [in Mexico] wouldn’t have voted for The Won anyway? They have enough dead people and non-US-citizen Mexicans here who already vote that they’re satisfied.


19 posted on 10/07/2011 9:50:32 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

Excellent point! The UK media even covered death row stories.


20 posted on 10/07/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: gundog

LaRaza is silent also, Many Soros funded media and organizations looking the other way.


21 posted on 10/07/2011 10:02:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: xzins

Thanks.


22 posted on 10/07/2011 10:03:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: opentalk
Steyn's been reading my posts!

To: marktwain
According to the Forbes article, the Mexican DA has a list of over 200 Mexican citizens killed by the guns from this program. Plus a couple US law enforcement men.

Abu Ghraib got 46 straight NYTimes front pages for naked flesh piles and a scary mean dog. How many front pages does 200 dead Mexicans merit?

8 posted on 09/29/2011 7:23:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)

23 posted on 10/07/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Great Post!


24 posted on 10/07/2011 10:16:40 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

It is NOT “hundreds” of dead Mexicans —that is the Mexican AG’s number, which only counts those F&F guns found around the LAST victims of those guns.

The REAL number —the once cited by the son of the Sinaloa Cartel is THREE THOUSAND.

The left claims to care enough about Mexy crossers to put drinking & aid stations in the desert, why are they so flamboyantly thumb-sucking HERE?

Yes, ObaMubage is their doe-eyed Cabana-boy, fine. The POINT is that the Establishment Media be made to PAY A PRICE for ignoring this.

Their intransigence has to be milked for all it’s worth —the RINOs should be taking out TV ads in prime Ghetto time in the US Southwest on Telemundo, etc. —ObaMugabe’s 2012 number should be ZERO. They should be screaming their heads off in Spanish about how this Crips in a crispSuit is offing their heffes in desert shootouts.


25 posted on 10/07/2011 10:23:27 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: opentalk
*shrug* Like Comrade Stalin said, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.
26 posted on 10/07/2011 10:23:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dead

bump


27 posted on 10/07/2011 10:38:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: gaijin; dead

That is just it. We don’t know the actual numbers because its not worth it to the MSM or the Gov to investigate it.


28 posted on 10/07/2011 10:42:31 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Soros influences much of MSM, in Mexico journalists are beheaded for reporting on it.


29 posted on 10/07/2011 10:47:29 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

“Why don’t CNN, NPR, NY Times care about ‘dead Mexicans’?”

Because live ones don’t vote in US elections?


30 posted on 10/07/2011 11:44:16 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: opentalk
They didn't care last year when a teenage girl was kidnapped from Texas and taken to Mexico. Hell, not many in the government even cared about her abduction, probably because the media didn't care.

Think about that - an 18 year old kidnapped from Texas, no national media attention.
31 posted on 10/07/2011 2:48:59 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: opentalk

Sounds like a great title for an Ann Coulter book about F&F:

“Who Cares About Dead Mexicans?”


32 posted on 10/07/2011 2:51:17 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: opentalk
Why don’t CNN, NPR, NY Times care about ‘dead Mexicans’?

Because the president's name has a "(D)" after it.

33 posted on 10/08/2011 9:25:38 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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