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ABC, CBS & NBC Blackout! Major New Findings in Fast & Furious Scandal Ignored
NewsBusters ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | By Geoffrey Dickens

Posted on 10/01/2012 1:37:38 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Over the weekend the Univision network broke major news in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal. They found 57 previously unreported guns used in crimes by Mexican cartels, but ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report the Spanish-language network’s findings. There were zero mentions on Sunday night’s ABC's World News and CBS's Evening News (NBC's Nightly News was pre-empted by Ryder Cup coverage) or on any of Monday’s morning shows. The blackout on ABC’s broadcasts is particularly confounding since they have an excerpt from Univision's report on ABC's official Web site.

The refusal by ABC, CBS or NBC to report the findings is remarkable since the Univision report not only contains politically explosive information to a sitting administration at the height of the election season but also compelling human tragedy. Univision’s Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills reported “Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre” of 14 Mexican teens in a one-story house by “supplying some of the firearms uses by the cartel murders.”

The lack of coverage by the Big Three (ABC, NBC, CBS) networks continues their trend of mostly ignoring major events in the scandal that has led to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation. . .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; abcvsamerica; atf; banglist; cbsvsamerica; dea; dhs; dncrico; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; mediablackout; msmblackout; msmcorrupt; nbcvsamerica; obama; univision

1 posted on 10/01/2012 1:37:41 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

2 posted on 10/01/2012 1:47:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The CEO’s of these outfits have undoubtedly had their “midnight knock on the door” from the White House and theDOJ...maybe its about time the had a midday wake up call from We the People.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
ABC, CBS & NBC Blackout Major New Findings in Fast & Furious Scandal

And, this is a surprise to whom??

4 posted on 10/01/2012 1:52:45 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There is a ready-made political commercial here (regarding the kids getting murdered with F&F guns) that would devistate Obama and company.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 1:52:56 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The most insidious power the MSM has is the power to not report.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 1:54:59 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The most insidious power the MSM has is the power to not report.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 1:55:24 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They pleasure themselves by believing that if they don’t mention something no one will know about it.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 1:56:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If only this could somehow be blamed on George Bush. /s


9 posted on 10/01/2012 1:56:54 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Brad from Tennessee

But Mark Shields and Nina Totenberg chuckle at any suggestion the MSM might not be 100% true blue fair & balanced?


10 posted on 10/01/2012 2:00:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Brad from Tennessee; a fool in paradise

I predict that if Obama wins in November and the the economy collapses, the media, pressed by their own financial interests, will really turn on him and drive him out over some minor scandal that they’ll blow up into another Watergate as only the media know how.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 2:01:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Doesn’t NBC own Univision now? Or is that Telemundo?


12 posted on 10/01/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Doesn’t NBC own Univision now?

ABC owns Univision.

13 posted on 10/01/2012 2:15:04 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Isn’t NBC owned by Comcast?


14 posted on 10/01/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: glorgau
"If only this could somehow be blamed on George Bush."

Nearly every time they are asked about it the Obama team starts off by referencing Wide Receiver and they never add that WR involved far fewer weapons, was coordinated with the mexican government, and was terminated when the prior administration determined that it wasn't working.

15 posted on 10/01/2012 2:16:29 PM PDT by norton
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Wake me when the “respectable” conservatives start to question .the legitimacy of the left wing media centers


16 posted on 10/01/2012 2:36:39 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I checked out ABCNews.com website and they have the Univision link on it’s home page, but down in the “Politics” section.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 2:38:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Brad from Tennessee

18 posted on 10/01/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Grampa Dave

19 posted on 10/01/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The one member of the media who has been reporting on Fast & Furious has been Sharryl Attkisson of CBS News.

I follow her on TWITTER, so I’m not sure how much of her reporting on this case actually makes it on the air.

https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson


20 posted on 10/01/2012 2:55:08 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Travis McGee


21 posted on 10/01/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: All


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22 posted on 10/01/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)

The media as it is has to be destroyed. No other political fights can be won until the press is completely exposed, discredited and humiliated for being just what Pat has called them out to be. Enemies of the people. It has to be the number one fight or all else is lost.

23 posted on 10/01/2012 3:08:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Does this mean that CNN reported on this? I’m shocked!


24 posted on 10/01/2012 3:12:53 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TruthWillWin

I found an early morning article which was translated into English. The problem I had, every time I tried to add my response my computer froze with an error message and each time I attempted the same thing happened. I had to restart and try again. Never did get to make a comment. Guess that’s censorship.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 3:25:03 PM PDT by TiaS
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To: Steely Tom

Yeah, Beck was all over this on his TV show today. The obamamedia is helping Beck make another fortune.

As for another topic they refuse to cover, I need to buy another muzzie blaster, just in case.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 3:27:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I think this is a big mistake.
Univision probably has bigger ratings than the top four US News outlets not including Fox.
Fox News would be smart to interveiw some of the Univision’s reporters about F&F.
Like I said on another post give them their own hour. Shlep Smith’s time slot..:)


27 posted on 10/01/2012 3:32:27 PM PDT by Leep
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To: TexasCajun
[I checked out ABCNews.com website and they have the Univision link on it’s home page, but down in the “Politics” section.]

Compared to the other networks CBS did a lot of accurate reporting on Fast & Furious.

28 posted on 10/01/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I predict that if Obama wins in November and the the economy collapses, the media, pressed by their own financial interests, will really turn on him and drive him out over some minor scandal <<<

want to bet on it?...I didn't think so........LMAO!....Need some more Kool-aide?-

29 posted on 10/01/2012 9:13:52 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Revolting cat!
I predict that if Obama wins in November and the the economy collapses, the media, pressed by their own financial interests, will really turn on him and drive him out over some minor scandal <<<

want to bet on it?...I didn't think so........LMAO!....Need some more Kool-aide?-

30 posted on 10/01/2012 9:14:05 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

You’re betting on an “If”?!


31 posted on 10/01/2012 9:15:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: M-cubed

You bet on “ifs” at horse races?


32 posted on 10/01/2012 9:16:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: HOYA97

There is a ready-made political commercial here (regarding the kids getting murdered with F&F guns) that would devistate Obama and company.


Yes. Barack and Eric lied; brown children died!!! Then repeat it in Spanish!


33 posted on 10/01/2012 9:21:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Revolting cat!
You bet on “ifs” at horse races? <<<

Nope...I tend to favor betting againt idiots....

Why?...you want to double down??...lol

34 posted on 10/01/2012 9:27:49 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

In your effort to make yourself feel oh so superior you offered a bet on two hypotheticals, two ifs. Sorry, if that went over your head.

Nobody at horse races will accept bets on two horses “IF” they win.


35 posted on 10/01/2012 9:33:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
and with that statement....*G*..I'll expect this is the last time I'll hear from you on this thread...

“If”.....(now listen closely)...you take your meds as prescribed...

36 posted on 10/01/2012 11:46:34 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
The refusal by ABC, CBS or NBC to report the findings is remarkable...

Really? Wouldn't it be more remarkable if they did report this?

37 posted on 10/02/2012 12:14:41 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: M-cubed

Cliche much?


38 posted on 10/02/2012 10:28:56 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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