The “scandal” which republicans have been running with to try to hang around the neck of the obama administration is (according to what republicans have been telling us and the mainstream media has been reporting) that the ATF sold guns to mexican cartels to try to better understand how they were buying guns from the US, then one of the guns was used to kill a US border patrol agent. But according to an article UTRow1 was kind enough to post in one of my blog comments, it turns out they didn’t sell them the guns, they just had the criminals who were selling them the guns under surveillance and they didn’t seize the weapons because they had no legal right to do so. Thanks to republicans, the NRA etc they’re not even allowed to maintain a database of what guns were purchased by whom, so stopping people smuggling illegal guns is very difficult. As the article points out, if someone is in posession of drugs you can seize them and arrest the person. If they have a shitload of guns though, which are legal to buy sell and own, that isn’t even grounds for a search warrant.
So yet another obama “scandal” made up out of whole cloth.
At least if this article is to be believed over all the other useless garbage in the media. Remember the ACORN “scandal” that turned out to be a total fabrication. I think one news network actually mentioned something about it being fake after months of reporting it to be true just before ACORN, an organization that does nothing but help poor people and minorities and did things like getting internet into public libraries, was de-funded and closed it’s doors permanently.
Fuck the “I’m reporting now on a chain letter I just read” media. If we can fine people thousands of dollars for saying titty on the air (which harms no one) why can’t we fine news organizations for misinforming us (which does tremendous harm)?