Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"If it Bleeds, it Leads" Unless there is a good Sex Scandal

The writer of this piece of reporting at the American Thinker today gives a very generous, extremely magnanimous take on why the MSM has failed to cover the Fast and Furious scandal, otherwise known as Gunwalker. In this piece, M. Catherine Evans claims Politicians Sex Drives Trump High Level Government Crime. Really?  Take a look.  Ms. Evans actually does take the media to task, but then gives them an out by claiming that a sex scandal will always trump murder and mayhem with the public.  It is true that sex sells, but so does violence. 

Does the fact that hundreds of people in Mexico, and an as yet untold number of Americans were killed, on our own soil, by guns which were deliberately allowed to walk into the hands of drug cartels by an agency of our own Federal government, with the knowledge of at least Eric Holder and some of his assistants, not really count as news?  What happened to the adage "if it bleeds it leads?"  I am not talking here about theoretically having blood on their hands.  I am talking here about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) actually breaking both U.S. and Mexican laws (presumably to enforce the law) to create a bloodbath with guns that could be shown to come from U. S. gun dealers to prop up a political agenda to again ban so called "assault weapons."  These are indictable crimes!  Yet no one has been indicted, or tried.  No one has had to fall on their sword.  The MSM has barely mentioned it, and the public barely knows it happened.

While the law breakers are trying to claim that they just made a mistake, the truth is that many are experienced law enforcement and prosecutors.  They knew exactly what they were doing, they knew the likely outcome, but deemed lives to be a cost they were willing to pay for a political agenda.  The least we can do is require them to pay something more.

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