Podhoretz: Fast and Furious 'Would Have Dominated Mainstream' News 'For Months' Under GOP White House

"There’s a reason you don’t know much about the complicated and confusing mess known as 'Fast and Furious,'” wrote conservative columnist John Podhoretz at the New York Post Thursday.

"The mainstream media have largely ignored this Obama administration scandal, which would have dominated mainstream front pages and homepages and programs for months had it all taken place under a Republican administration."

Indeed it would have! Podhoretz continued:

All in all, it’s really dumbfounding how little the public has been told about “Fast and Furious,” given how colorful and melodramatic a scandal it is. A branch of the Justice Department decided to let thousands of guns sold in the United States make their way to Mexico to track their use by the drug cartels.

Everything went wrong. The Justice Department lost track of the guns, and it is believed that one of them was used to murder Brian Terry, a US Border Patrol agent — not to mention hundreds of Mexican citizens caught in the crossfire of that country’s drug war.

There have been stories, and powerful ones, especially by Sharyl Atkisson of CBS News. But there has been no media drumbeat, no constant stream of interlocking articles and broadcasts that put relentless pressure on the White House and the Justice Department.

He marvelously concluded:

The fact that a story as juicy as this one has been given short shrift already makes laughable the continued assertion by media panjandrums that they possess no bias toward the Obama administration.

If things continue this way, it will be an admission that they’ve assigned themselves the job of serving as the president’s blocking guard.


For more evidence of the media's shameful disinterest in this story, please see:

ABC, NBC Morning Shows Spend More Time on Heat Wave Than Fast and Furious

NBC's 'Today' Continues Blackout on Fast and Furious Controversy

NBC News Finally Ends Its Blackout of Fast and Furious Scandal

ABC and NBC Ignore Holder Hearings, CBS's Fast and Furious Coverage Slows to a Crawl

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.