Oh, sure, it’s a smoking gun showing that the Obama administration deliberately sold guns to narcoterrorists and deliberately failed to track them. That is a huge story. Watergate pales in comparison, if for no other reason than the body count, which currently stands at over 200 people.
It is also a smoking gun for the biased media, which is roundly refusing to cover the story.
When the NYT exposed the entirely legal system under George W. Bush to wiretap foreigners calling into the United States, it was a huge story. Day after day of above-the-fold coverage. Wall to wall coverage on the networks and cable news.
When the NYT exposed the entirely legal system under George W. Bush to track terrorist financing, it was a huge story. Day after day of above-the fold coverage. Wall to wall coverage on the networks and cable news.
Example after example of that sort of thing is available. Bush, the lawbreaker (even when he wasn’t.) Bush, the killer.
Obama’s administration – and this includes people working in the White House – sold and/or trafficked the guns that were used to kill hundreds of people. And from the media, mostly silence. The LA Times has had a few stories. There’s been a little coverage here and there. But nothing like the daily pounding the press administered to Bush for programs which were both effective and legal.
If you ever wanted definitive proof that the press operates as an appendage of the Democratic party, I give you Fast and Furious. Q.E.D.
Added: John Hitchcock has an excellent new media chronology of Fast and Furious, chock full of linky goodness. Go check it out.