The Washington Post, represented in this case by one of our favorite anti-gun reporters, Sari Horwitz, smears Congressman Issa and continues to attempt to deflect blame away from the Administration and ATF when it comes to the Fast and Furious scandal. This is in sharp contrast to the New York Post, which is commending Issa for the investigation and egging it further on.
The Post has a source that claims that Issa was briefed on the operation last year, and raised no objections. I’m going to bet that actively encouraging straw purchasing was not on the list of things the DOJ would have included in their briefing to Congress. It’s one thing to report “how many guns had been bought by ‘straw purchasers,’ the types of guns and how much money had been spent,” it’s quite another to understand that these were straw purchases, which otherwise would not have been made, that were actively encouraged by the agency. It’s also even quite yet another thing to report that ATF did not even bother to track the vast majority of those firearms.
The Washington Post doesn’t seem to make any pretense of objective reporting anymore. They ought to be viewed as the shills for the Administration that they indeed are.