Skip to comments.CBS scoops contempt vote, claims credit for nationally breaking Fast and Furious
Posted on 06/11/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT by marktwain
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a vote for next week on finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for noncompliance with information demands about the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News revealed this morning. If the measure passes, the matter would likely be scheduled for a full House vote, she reports.
This has been confirmed by a press release from the committee put out today assigning a June 20 date to consider the move.
The news will be welcomed by those who believe Holder and the Justice Department have been stonewalling congressional investigators and that a timid Republican leadership has been dragging its feet on getting serious about consequences. Its another in an extensive series of noteworthy scoops Attkisson has achieved since her first report, an exclusive interview with whistle-blowing ATF Agent John Dodson, which established her as a premiere reporter among the few journalists electing to treat this story as one of national importance that merited balanced reporting.
That makes a repeated claim all the more confounding.
The story was exposed nationally for the first time by CBS News in February 2011, Attkisson writes.
Considering that CBS got to the whistleblowers through David and me (and we have the emails to prove it), that last statement is a cheeky bit of hubris, citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh observed on his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. Vanderboegh was the first to report in late December 2010 about ATF allowing guns to be walked to Mexico and a connection to a murdered Border Patrol agent. By the time Attkisson presented her first report, this column and Vanderboeghs blog had produced 157 posts documenting everything from retaliation against agents to the Mexican government being intentionally left in the dark, and much more.
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guess Rather is back with CBS
Kudos to Ms. Attkisson.
She is a real reporter...
does anyone know the make up of the committee off hand?
Whether SeeBS actually “broke” the story or not, she and (grudgingly) her network deserve credit for being the only MSM outlet to give the story some coverage.
Who are Mike and David? A radio show?
Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. THEY are the ones who are behind this. They deserve full credit for the exposure.
yeah, but is FR still blocking the link to their website to post articles???
Ms Attkisson has done good reporting on this matter and deserves credit.
I don’t care who gets the credi , I just want to see Justice done——for a change.
It was only through the dogged uncompromising work of Mike and David that FF ever saw the light of day.
They smelled a rat and ferreted the rats out.
nice site over there
Sipsey Street Irregulars- HEROES.
The Lamestream media acts like Bath-House Barry—takes credit where none is due.
This story would NOT have gotten out without the Sipsey Street Irregulars.
NO kudos for MSM.
Looks to me that Mesta has identified the “Buckhead” and that CBS was just the conduit for getting the word out to the people. Both a necessary in the link of public knowledge.
They broke it but didn’t do follow ups. Lou Dobbs has been doing a great job covering F&F this past year on the Fox Business Network.
Thanks for the ping.
I’m still stunned that any of the MSM covered it at all. CBS did a fair job.
Barf bags! Get yer barf bags right here!
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