White House in Panic Over Fast and Furious, Spokesman Screams at CBS Reporter

Much of the investigative reporting on the Fast and Furious scandal has been done by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News. Kudos to her for helping to get to the bottom of this.

After the revelation that US Attorney General Eric Holder had lied to Congress over his knowledge of Fast and Furious, Attkisson followed up by calling the appropriate spokespeople for the Obama administration to get their reaction. Essentially, they became unhinged when they received her calls.

Attkisson reports that DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler yelled at her when she would not accept the official explanation for Holders lies–that he had misunderstood the question. Schmaler was outdone when White House spokesman Eric Schultz actually screamed at Attkisson over the phone.

In this audio, Attkisson explains to Laura Ingraham what happened:

It is not normal for someone in the field of public relations to become unglued over the phone. The last time spokespeople from a WH administration behaved in such a way with a reporter was back in 1973. While there have been scandals and attempts to browbeat reporters since that time, there has not been this degree of panic.

Of course, there is a big difference between Watergate and Fast and Furious. Watergate centered on a third-rate burglary. Fast and Furious centers on the murders of two federal officers and at least 200 other people.

(H/t Weekly Standard)

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3 Responses to White House in Panic Over Fast and Furious, Spokesman Screams at CBS Reporter

  1. genomega1 says:

    The MSM will run cover for the justice dept(?) AJ Holder should be charged with negligent homicide, you can’t tell me that field agents can spend millions of $ on their own, if they can we have a big problem. The poor flunky running the ATF was just a place holder under Obama and Holder doing their bidding. This administration is rotten to the core.

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  3. loopyloo305 says:

    Perhaps this administration is starting to fall out of favor with the media and we will finally see some truth and justice!

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