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CBS scoops contempt vote, claims credit for nationally breaking Fast and Furious
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 June, 2012 | David Codrea

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. It’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holdercontempt; holdercontemptvote; ice; jaimezapata; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata
We, the cognescenti, know that Mike and David broke the story. They have even received an award for it. I doubt that the MSM will give them any credit, though.
1 posted on 06/11/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine
Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:44:27 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

guess Rather is back with CBS


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:52:25 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: marktwain

Kudos to Ms. Attkisson.
She is a real reporter...


4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:54:16 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: marktwain

does anyone know the make up of the committee off hand?


5 posted on 06/11/2012 6:55:52 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 7:06:04 PM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: marktwain

Who are Mike and David? A radio show?


7 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. THEY are the ones who are behind this. They deserve full credit for the exposure.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 7:18:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

yeah, but is FR still blocking the link to their website to post articles???


9 posted on 06/11/2012 7:30:15 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: marktwain

Ms Attkisson has done good reporting on this matter and deserves credit.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: marktwain

I don’t care who gets the credi , I just want to see Justice done——for a change.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 7:45:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

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.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 7:45:31 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery. I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.)
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To: RummyChick

nice site over there


13 posted on 06/11/2012 7:52:56 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Doogle
CBS, that's Communists Bull Sh1t, isn't it!?
14 posted on 06/11/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

eyep


15 posted on 06/11/2012 7:57:30 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: marktwain

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.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 9:05:52 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...
CBS? REALLY?

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CODREA: THE WAR ON GUNS

A journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part One

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Two

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Three

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Four

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Five

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Six

A journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Seven

A journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Eight

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Nine

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IN AT THE BEGINNING, PART 2

IN AT THE BEGINNING, PART 3

17 posted on 06/11/2012 9:14:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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Check out article and # 17.

Thanks, MestaMachine. A lot of work there!

18 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:02 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine; marktwain

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.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 3:51:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: paul51

http://oversight.house.gov/committee-members/


20 posted on 06/12/2012 4:15:32 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: marktwain

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.


21 posted on 06/12/2012 4:24:39 AM PDT by jersey117
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22 posted on 06/12/2012 5:06:47 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: marktwain

I’m still stunned that any of the MSM covered it at all. CBS did a fair job.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 6:40:42 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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Barf bags! Get yer barf bags right here!

Thanks marktwain. Additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2894752/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2894429/posts


25 posted on 06/13/2012 4:05:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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