Tag Archives: fast and furious

Sharyl Attkisson Resigns

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Sharyl Attkisson has resigned from CBS. She had been negotiating with CBS News President David Rhodes since last April for release from her contract.

Sharyl Attkisson Background

Attkisson’s tenacious reporting on the Fast and Furious Scandal won an Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. The Justice Department tried to intimidate her for her efforts.  She was also losing airtime for her reporting at the network. It could be her reporting just wasn’t up to CBS standards.

Sharyl Attkisson is now working on a book called “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington”.

David Rhodes got his start with Fox News. His brother, Ben Rhodes, is a deputy national security advisor in the Obama administration. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 

Political Stunts

 

130410-fast-furious-sandyhook-cartoon-As Human Events put it, the president “denounced political stunts during a political stunt”. Obama called the possibility of a Republican filibuster a political stunt and then flew off with family members of Sandy Hook victims to lobby Congress on gun control.

No relatives of Fast and Furious “gun walking” victims were invited.

Udate: Here’s an interesting Politico story about how professional and effective the lobbying of the Sandy Hook families is.

Lied and Died

Judge Kessler: Mr. Tobacco, I want you to say you deceived the public and caused people to die... you too, Obama

 Federal judge Gladys Kessler last week ordered tobacco companies to admit, on every pack of cigarettes, that they deceived the public and caused death with their product.

Executive Privilege

 funny Obama cartoon by political cartoonist Chip Bok about executive privilege

Here’s a Rich Lowry piece about administration loquaciousness when it comes to national security secrets that make the Preezy look good but not so much for Fast and Furious.

Clemens


Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok says prosecutors should shift focus from roger clemens to gun walking

The justice department is 0-2 vs the Rocket and the Creep.

Meanwhile Attorney General Holder could be held in contempt for trying to stall a congressional investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.

Update: President Obama has asserted executive privilege in the Fast and Furious case.