Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Katherine Eban, the investigative reporter for Fortune whose six-month Fortune investigation reveals that "the public case alleging that Voth and his colleagues walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies," The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal, was a guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday night. (Video below the fold).
The other must read article regarding today's contempt vote and AG Holder is from Salon's Steve Kornacki, who points out that it's really the NRA versus Eric Holder. Jonathan Alter, another investigative journalist, was a guest on the Ed Show on Wednesday night. Alter picked up where I left off yesterday comparing Darrell "Grand Theft Auto" Issa to a modern-day out-of-control Joe McCarthy, and wondering who will be the next Joseph Welch who shames this congressman abusing the powers of his office on a political witch hunt in pursuit of a wild-eyed NRA conspiracy theory. (Video below the fold).
One thing we know for certain is that there are no Edward R. Murrow journalists among the editors of the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star. On Sunday, both The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star published editorial opinions shamelessly waving the bloody shirt of Border Agent Brian Terry, decrying documents held secret by the Department of Justice, and President Obama's assertion of executive privilege after the House Oversight Committee took the extraordinary step of recommending an order of contempt for Attorney General Eric Holder.
These provacateurs of manufactured scandal irresponsibly engaged in wild speculation, playing their role in the echo chamber of the mighty Wurlitzer of the right-wing noise machine. Now that Issa's witch hunt has been exposed as a fraud, the editors of the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star owe their readers a retraction and an apology -- and I would argue the firing of the editors responsible for writing the opinions.