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September 29, 2011

Anderson Cooper Covers, Sort of, Fast and Furious

An old left-leaning correspondent, Vonkers, tells me that media is covering Fast and Furious, and tells me Anderson Cooper did a piece on it last night in which he asked two questions: Was there any law enforcement goal here that you can imagine? And, Does this appear to be criminal?

He says the answers elicited were "No" and "Yes."

He does, however, set the piece up by saying that Fast and Furious was designed to track weapons sold to Mexico, which is patently false, and of course supports the Administration's "botched surveillance operation" lie, and then suggests that much of it was due to a "communication" error.

This is how he sets it up -- in the most Obama-friendly, nothing-to-see-here-folks-move-on way.

But my main gripe is that this is a classic example of assuming the answer to the question posed. The biggest question in Fast & Furious is Why? -- as of yet unanswered -- and yet Cooper purports to provide the answer right at the top of the report.

Now, as the piece unfolds, his correspondent undermines these premises. Supposedly.

I only have the clip below, which stops shortly after the correspondent begins to undermine Cooper's starting premises.

I'd be interested to see the rest of the clip, if anyone knows where it is.

Second clip: Down the page there is another clip on this. I've embedded that as well. It's this second clip where the interviewee says there was no law enforcement goal here.

Another Clip of Interview of Sheriff: At Breitbart. Actually this seems to just be the same stuff as in that clip above, but click on Breitbart if you want to give him the traffic.

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