The New York Times earns it’s little nickname “The Paper of Making Up the Record” in the gunny glogosphere, courtesy of SayUncle, I think (making it an Uncleism):
But it now seems clear that negotiations were never really possible. Beyond the usual hyperpartisanship on Capitol Hill, the National Rifle Association and the even more strident Gun Owners of America wanted a vote in order to push their bizarre theory that Fast and Furious was part of a secret Obama administration conspiracy to further a gun-control political agenda.
You know, one thing the media has never been able to satisfactorily explain is how Fast and Furious was supposed to work, if it wasn’t intended to just to drive up trace numbers. So we let all these guns go to Mexico, we don’t tell the Mexican government we’re doing it, and somehow this is going to result in taking down the cartel kingpins involved in gun trafficking. The only way this makes sense is if you’re so deep in the tank for the Administration you’re getting nitrogen narcosis on the brain.