Media Watch: American Media Ignores Univision Fast and Furious Report
Last night, the Spanish-language network Univision aired a damning report about the Obama administration's deadly Fast and Furious scandal; a scandal that cost at least two American law enforcement officers their lives and heaven only knows how many citizens of Mexico:
On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.
Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. Three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.
As Breitbart News' own Mary Chastain documented here and here and here, no shortage of news about Fast and Furious came out yesterday; and yet today, the media finds new swing state polls showing Obama ahead worth beating like a dead horse, but we're seeing almost nothing about this.
Nothing shows how much the media wants to downplay this story more than the ABC News site, which finds the Fast and Furious scandal a lower priority than Woman Sues Over Personality Test Job Rejection, Anne Hathaway Marries Adam Shulman, Banned Books Week: 10 Books That Keep Censors Jumping.
Why do I single out ABC News? Univision and ABC News enjoy a partnership. So what you have here is ABC downplaying the superb investigative work of its own partner.
Gee, I wonder why?
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