Skip to comments.The Truth about Fortune Magazine's 'The Truth about the Fast and Furious Scandal'
Posted on 07/08/2012 8:07:01 PM PDT by neverdem
Early in the morning on June 27, Fortune Magazine published online a lengthy article called "The Truth about the Fast and Furious Scandal."
Fortune's timing was not fortuitous. That evening, the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to produce documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. About a hundred Democrats walked out before the vote, and the talking points at their press conference came from the article. Leftist websites jumped on the story. It rapidly became the new liberal narrative on the scandal. Some moderate Republicans have been impressed.
Conservative columnists and bloggers have naturally dismissed it as a pack of lies.
The article is worth a closer look. It contains some new evidence that open-minded readers will find plausible. At the same time, its omissions and distortions reveal the real agenda of the magazine as clearly as the timing of the article's publication.
The piece, Fortune claims, is the result of a six-month investigation in which 39 individuals were interviewed and over 2,000 documents examined. It purports to be the backstory, missing from accounts in the media so far.
The writer, Katherine Eban, offers essentially two arguments:
1) that David Voth, the director of the office that ran Fast and Furious, Group VII of the AFT's Phoenix field division, made serious efforts to bring charges against straw buyers but was thwarted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, which repeatedly refused to issue warrants.
2) that the scandal was concocted by disgruntled agents who actually had other grievances against Voth. The charges were publicized by "right-wing bloggers" and then eagerly embraced by Republicans for partisan reasons...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Here’s the “narrative”:
Holder and Obama lied. Hundreds died.
End of “narrative”.
Article totally misses the most important evidence.
Inter-Agency Coordination. The evidence of that indicates that this originated from within the White Hut.
Addendum Addendum: “The system worked.”
The only way the MSM and the media's "nonpartisan" programs (TV and radio) will start talking about F&F is if some way is found to blame Bush.
Now, now, Ricky and Racky were just killing Mexicans, and BP Agents that Americans were unwilling to kill themselves.
The author of the article in question is a paid RAT hack who has been making the rounds of the leftie MSM. She comes across as a total Obama stooge.
I think you are getting closer to the truth. The key is “Inter-Agency Coordination”. Hopefully some questions about this will appear in print in the near future.
Why isn’t this top of the page, every day for the Romney campaign?