Thursday, June 28, 2012

From The Highly Reputable Al Gore Network

The Al Gore Network - or as it is more properly known, Current TV - ran with the 11th hour "Empire Strikes Back" article by Katherine Eban of Fortune Magazine which stated gunwalking never intentionally happened. It appeared on The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur.

I suggest just skimming through the video as it is enough to make one puke. However, the gun prohibitionists were Tweeting the link to this like crazy last night as if it were the gospel truth. I guess when you are grasping for straws....

Mike Vanderboegh had this to say about the Fortune Magazine story and its author Katherine Eban:
There was much excitement at MSNBC today about a CNN/Fortune magazine hit piece on John Dodson entitled: The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal. We've known this was coming for a while. The author, a long-time Clintonista contacted every body she thought she could milk for dirt on John starting sometime last October. She was given access to internal ATF documents, all selectively arranged to make the case which Katie Pavlich subjects to some deconstruction here: Fortune Magazine Tries to Tell The "Truth" About Fast and Furious, Fails Miserably

Of course you have to give the Evil Empire credit, they timed the release beautifully. I grew concerned earlier today when I was told that wavering Dems were having the article waved under their noses and were being warned that "it was all a lie so don't vote for contempt." However, my sources on and near the Hill dismissed the reports, saying no one believed that it would get any traction. Said one, "They waited too long. If they had done this six-months ago, they might have crafted an alternate storyline, but then the Committee could have had the time to debunk it as well." Another said, "This won't survive the publication of the contempt Report tomorrow."
One thing I do wonder is whether Katherine Eban was given access to documents that have been withheld from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. I wouldn't put it past this DOJ to do something like that.


  1. He keep's mentioning 800+ gundealers in Phoenix. It's apparent that he is ignoring what a gundealer is and who regulates them. The BATF&E . You know that pesky permission slip? Isn't a FFL Federal Firearms License (aka the Dealer) regulated thru the BATF&E along with a FBI background check and monitored regularly with Batf inspections? But let's ignore that little tidbit of reality. FFL's must comply with 1. Federal firearms laws. and 2. Their own State , County and Local Firearms laws as well. He needs to familiarize himself with BATF&E form 4473 where it says a FFL can not sell firearms to prohibited persons, and then ask those questions as to what then heck happened and how +2000 weapons got sold out of FFL hands without the BATF being in on this. Then He needs apologize to Brian Terry's family for His foolish broadcast.

  2. Regarding the idea of ATFJustice showing documents to Eban that they're withholding from the committee: one would think any document that would have supported Eban's hit piece would be one that DoJ would want to get in front of the committee.