The Al Gore Network – or as it is more properly known, Current TV – ran with the 11th hour “Empire Strikes Back” article by Katherine Eban of Fortune Magazine which stated gunwalking never intentionally happened. It appeared on The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur.
I suggest just skimming through the video as it is enough to make one puke. However, the gun prohibitionists were Tweeting the link to this like crazy last night as if it were the gospel truth. I guess when you are grasping for straws….
Mike Vanderboegh had this to say about the Fortune Magazine story and its author Katherine Eban:
There was much excitement at MSNBC today about a CNN/Fortune magazine hit piece on John Dodson entitled: The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal. We’ve known this was coming for a while. The author, a long-time Clintonista contacted every body she thought she could milk for dirt on John starting sometime last October. She was given access to internal ATF documents, all selectively arranged to make the case which Katie Pavlich subjects to some deconstruction here: Fortune Magazine Tries to Tell The “Truth” About Fast and Furious, Fails Miserably
Of course you have to give the Evil Empire credit, they timed the release beautifully. I grew concerned earlier today when I was told that wavering Dems were having the article waved under their noses and were being warned that “it was all a lie so don’t vote for contempt.” However, my sources on and near the Hill dismissed the reports, saying no one believed that it would get any traction. Said one, “They waited too long. If they had done this six-months ago, they might have crafted an alternate storyline, but then the Committee could have had the time to debunk it as well.” Another said, “This won’t survive the publication of the contempt Report tomorrow.”
One thing I do wonder is whether Katherine Eban was given access to documents that have been withheld from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. I wouldn’t put it past this DOJ to do something like that.