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After the story broke more than a year ago NBC swallows pride and a lot of crow to report on Fast and Furious scandal!

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/13 20:40:35
Big Gulps might be on the way out in New York, but not at 30 Rock, the home of NBC News. There, the big gulp happened last night as network newsies were forced to swallow their pride and report on the deadly “Fast and Furious” scandal as Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Capitol Hill.

This was the first time the network had covered “Fast and Furious” though the scandal dates back more than a year. For a whole year, stubborn, Obama-supporting network news execs probably thought the whole embarrassing episode would disappear. When it finally didn’t, NBC covered it as you might expect – poorly and with spin.

Anchor Brian Williams set up the piece and the GOP at the same time. “In Washington today, Attorney General Eric Holder took heavy fire from Republican critics in a Senate hearing and calls for his resignation are growing louder, but Democrats contend it’s all about politics in an election season.” Viewers could easily note what seemed to be disdain in his voice when Williams mentioned the idea of “resignation,” but then again, he was probably just upset and resigned to doing the story.

Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell then took over, repeating the Williams theme that this was all about a Republican ax to grind. -- And certainly never about an American border agent being killed by guns that Holder did everything but Fed-Ex to Mexican drug lords. -- Williams and O’Donnell mentioned Republicans seven times and Democrats just twice because this was a “long simmering conflict between Republicans and Attorney General Eric Holder.”

Just in case you missed it, it’s just politics to NBC: “Republicans leveled a series of accusations – the latest over national security leaks – that Republicans allege could involve senior Obama administration officials.” “Holder refused Republican demands for an outside special counsel.” “Another controvery? Republicans claim Holder has misled and refused to cooperate with Congress’s investigation of a failed operation that sent US guns into Mexico codenamed ‘Fast and Furious.’”



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  • safari 2012/06/13 23:24:06
    safari
    +5
    The fact that they have avoided this extremely important news is almost as big of a scandal as the story itself. I don't watch TV news - it is all = to propaganda. I'd know next to nothing if I depended on it alone, but why give them ratings and encourage their advertisers? I leave the TV off - no brainwashing from the so called "news" media please.

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  • Cliff 2012/06/14 11:42:41
    Cliff
    +1
    Shame on the American MSM.
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2012/06/14 08:00:19
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +1
    Any questions as to why I don't watch tv anymore?
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/14 01:01:47
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    This is why they are not news worth watching.
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/06/13 23:35:24
    Artist~PWCM~
    +3
    Let's see, the Republican Senate (obviously not Reid) have Subpoenaed documents concerning F&F; last October and yet have not received any...why is that? And no, you won't hear about that on the Lame Stream Media.
  • ConLibFraud 2012/06/13 23:35:20
    ConLibFraud
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    When are we going to say enough is enough and round up the lying treasonous media and put them here ...

    sss
  • safari 2012/06/13 23:24:06
    safari
    +5
    The fact that they have avoided this extremely important news is almost as big of a scandal as the story itself. I don't watch TV news - it is all = to propaganda. I'd know next to nothing if I depended on it alone, but why give them ratings and encourage their advertisers? I leave the TV off - no brainwashing from the so called "news" media please.
  • topcat128 2012/06/13 22:05:37
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    +3
    Why haven't Republicans called of Holder to resign?
  • Artist~... topcat128 2012/06/13 23:38:28
    Artist~PWCM~
    +3
    -WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a riveting moment at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday morning, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, barely containing his anger, told Attorney General Eric Holder that he should resign.-

    -Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch has joined his congressional colleagues in demanding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious.-

    Everyone is getting in line...lol!
  • Schläue~© 2012/06/13 21:02:29
    Schläue~©
    +4
    They ain't seen nuttin' yet.

    Wait until they can no longer play off the fact that they covered for a treasonous bastard after 0bozo's world starts to cave in ..... and it's just about Showtime.

    Haaaa Cha Cha Cha
  • Artist~... Schläue~© 2012/06/13 23:38:55

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