Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Holder’s toast, is the media far behind?

Written By: Bob - Oct• 04•11

It looks like U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t long for the job after being caught in what certainly appears to be a clear case of perjury. His only proffered defense is incompetence, and that is also likely to lead to his dismissal.

I’m still amazed at the war of containment being fought by the mainstream media in a rearguard action for the current Administration. Only Sharyl Attkission of CBS News,  William LaJeunesse of Fox News, and Richard Serrano of the Los Angeles Times have been covering this story diligently, while the Washington Post’s plagiarist Sari Horwitz and NY Times’ disgraceful Eric Lichtblau carry out unsourced and inaccurate character assassinations on behalf of the Administration that even the left wing bloggers wouldn’t run.

The various plots that make up Gunwalker (Fast and Furious, Wide Receiver, other unnamed operations mentioned in newly released documents) are  evidence of the most explosive and deadly scandal in U.S. political history.

This isn’t just politics; according to Mexico’s Attorney General,  hundreds of people are alleged to have been murdered with weapons provided by our government to narco-terrorists.

Our President, Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security, acting ATF director and long-time FBI director, DEA Administrator, and literally dozens of career bureaucrats seem to have participated in a plot that violates federal arms export control laws, meets our own legal definition of international terrorism, appears to be grounds for a RICO prosecution and even a possible treason case that could see the conspirators imprisoned or even executed, and from the media, all we hear is silence.

It is a stunning betrayal of American values and an affront to the role of government watchdog the media has long claimed for itself.

Instead, that role has fallen to bloggers like Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea.

Interesting enough, Vanderboegh was recently savaged by a certain far political spin outlet that pointed out his history of being a militia commander.

I’m quite sure that their intention wasn’t to note that a pair of niche bloggers both broke the scandal and have provided the most accurate and complete coverage of the scandal thus far, but that is what they’ve done.

The media is more politicized than any point in U.S. history, even more blatantly than they were in the day of Hearst.

Blue journalism has supplanted yellow journalism as the worst example of human nature in the history of media in this nation. It only remains to be seen whether or not this causes the old line media outlets to fall to the new media in terms of readership.

They’ve already conceded leadership.

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