USA Today needs to take some tips from ABC News reporter Jake Tapper. Unlike him, they printed President Obama’s lies about Operation Fast and Furious during a Univision town hall.
“Well, first of all, I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field- initiated program begun under the previous administration,” said President Obama.
False. As I noted in these pages yesterday, and as Mr.Tapper did the same thing today, Fast & Furious started in the fall of 2009, nine months after President Obama was sworn in. Therefore it started under his administration, not President Bush.
Another lie? President Obama claims people responsible have been held accountable. This is not true. No one within the Department of Justice has taken responsibility. No one. They’ve either been allowed to resign quietly and taken cushy jobs elsewhere or have been reassigned to other positions. No one has been fired or arrested.
This is lazy journalism. Absolutely lazy and more proof the media is in the bag for President Obama.