NY Times Spins Fast & Furious

by Dave Blount | August 1, 2011 1:23 pm

Just because the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal is slowly exploding in Obama’s face as the public finds out about it is no reason the operation can’t be used to advance its original purpose — creating propaganda to undermine our priceless Second Amendment rights. Here’s how the left-wing authoritarians at the New York Times spin it[1]:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — perennially hogtied by the gun lobby’s power over Congress — made a colossally dumb decision when it concocted a sting operation that let 2,020 high-powered weapons slip across the border into Mexico.

Who says the ATF concocted it? As the Slimes will have an increasingly hard time ignoring, Fast & Furious goes all the way to the top of the federal dung heap.

“The impact of all this has been devastating,” Lorren Leadmon, an A.T.F. intelligence official, told a Congressional hearing, apologizing for the ill-conceived and poorly executed sting. The hearing chairman, Representative Darrell Issa, rightly criticized the A.T.F.’s failure. But he cravenly insisted the hearing must not address the far larger problem of repairing the nation’s shoddy gun controls. … A responsible Congress — one interested in more than just scoring political points against the A.T.F. and the White House — would restore the ban on selling assault weapons and ensure that the A.T.F. has strong leadership and the authority it needs to protect public safety.

Naturally, if Big Government abuses its authority by using the ATF to help drug cartels smuggle American guns into Mexico, the only response could be to grant the bureauweenies still more power. That’s the “mainstream” media’s unvarying response to literally everything it reports and distorts.

Brian Terry, killed with weapons provided to Mexican criminals by the Obama Administration.

On a tip from Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[2].

  1. spin it: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/29/opinion/no-excusing-the-atf-or-congress.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211
  2. Moonbattery: http://www.moonbattery.com/

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