Thursday, June 28, 2012

Not so "Fast and Furious?"

I didn't get into reading this story until almost bedtime, but it's looking to be something of a big story. I am always deeply suspicious of whatever has Right-wing World spinning off its axis, and Fast and Furious seemed like mostly a bunch of caterwauling by conservative bloggers to me.* And now it is looking like it may be just that. Except that with tea partiers like Darrell Issa in Congress, the fringe has become mainstream.


Not So Fast And Furious

There has been a storm brewing in the right-wing blogosphere for months. Accusations of corruption and conspiracy have been flying about in regards to the department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm’s (ATF) program titled “Fast and Furious.” If you listened to the blogosphere, the ATF was knowingly handing the guns to dangerous criminals. . .

Read more at: Addicting Info

Read the original investigation at: Fortune

Read the rebuttal at (ugh): Townhall

*I'm aware that an agent died in this whole thing, and I don't mean to minimize that. I don't think anybody defends Fast and Furious as a good idea (not even the movies). But it has been blown up by the right, into something it may not be. And the conspiracy part about it being a ploy for Obama to impose gun control is just loopy.

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