Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Progressives Fall for Fortune's Fantasy Story About 'Fast and Furious' — Charles 'Jazzy McBikeshorts' Hardest Hit!

Here's the Fortune hack job, "The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal" (via Memeorandum).

I'm not linking to Idiot McBikeshorts, although you can find the sleazeball's post at Memeorandum.

"Fast and Furious" expert Katie Pavlich scoffs at Fortune's report, at Townhall, "Fortune Magazine Tries to Tell the 'Truth' About Fast and Furious, Fails Miserably." Pavlich indicates the report is "a full out distortion and dismissal of the facts in the Fact and Furious case." Read it all at the link. Pavlich debunks a few sections then suggests that "The rest of my rebuttle to Fortune can be completed by my book." And she also posts the response to Fortune by Becca Watkins, the spokeswoman for the House Oversight Committee:
“Fortune’s story is a fantasy made up almost entirely from the accounts of individuals involved in the reckless tactics that took place in Operation Fast and Furious. It contains factual errors – including the false statement that Chairman Issa has called for Attorney General Holder’s resignation – and multiple distortions. It also hides critical information from readers – including a report in the Wall Street Journal – indicating that its primary sources may be facing criminal charges. Congressional staff gave Fortune Magazine numerous examples of false statements made by the story’s primary source and the magazine did not dispute this information. It did not, however, explain this material to its readers. The one point of agreement the Committee has with this story is its emphasis on the role Justice Department prosecutors, not just ATF agents, played in guns being transferred to drug cartels in Mexico. The allegations made in the story have been examined and rejected by congressional Republicans, Democrats, and the Justice Department.”

Be sure to check out Pavlich's book, and get the facts: Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.