Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Doing the jobs Americans won't (cont.)


One of the largest Spanish-language media outlets, Univision, has been doing an expose' on the federal gun-running scheme that put thousands of guns into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels which has resulted in the deaths of two U.S. federal agents and scores of Mexican civilians and officials.

This is the sort of stuff they have been turning up:

When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows.

“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and Furious weapons to conduct as Univision reported.

“When he [El Diego] was captured in Chihuahua in the summer of 2011, he was found with weapons that the American government had allowed to enter Mexico,” the anchor added.

El Diego was, until he was taken into custody, the leader of the Juarez drug cartel’s La Linea — or “enforcement arm.” According to the El Paso Times, El Diego told Mexican authorities after his capture that La Linea’s mission was, among other things, to “eliminate the members of the Sinaloa cartel in Ciudad Ju├írez.”

Mexican authorities have alleged El Diego is responsible for the murders of at least 1,500 people in Juarez and Chihuaha City, Mexico, according to the El Paso Times.

Tracy Schmaler, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Holder, has not responded to a request for comment in response to this revelation.

(italics, ours)

Yeah, fat chance of that ever happening.

Outside of Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News and Richard Serrano of the L.A. Times, we have seen scant attention paid to this deadly scandal for which the administration has misled, obfuscated and otherwise stone-walled the official congressional investigation.

And now with just over 4 weeks left to the presidential election, suffice to say if it were a Republican in the Oval Office whose DOJ oversaw Fast and Furious and whose administration was spinning madly and looking horribly inept while doing it with respect to the Benghazi goat-rope cover-up, the press would be in full attack mode claiming the "October surprise" had indeed been self-inflicted wounds while declaring the election all but over.

But that's not happening, now is it? What we have is a foreign news outlet that has done more leg work in uncovering these deadly series of events that possibly reach the highest levels of our government than has any corresponding U.S. media outlet.

It's sad, really, but there's hope: not only does the 22nd amendment to the constitution guarantee that no president can serve more than 2 terms it also guarantees that by, Jan. 2017, at the very latest, the U.S. media will reclaim its rightful position as watchdog of the federal government.

Praise be.



Ohioan@Heart said...

What makes you think the behavior of the press will change? Surely by now they have learned that they can 1) slant every story to protect their preferred candidate, 2) the masses of people are far too stupid to understand this, and 3) thereby produce a government that will serve their desires.

Of course they forget that although they may "feed others to the alligator", eventually they too get eaten.

Doo Doo Econ said...

This is why we all write our blogs. There is a huge hole where reporters are supposed to be.

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