Fast & Furious
Are the media now interested?
- Duration 5:39
- Date Jun 23, 2012
Are the media now interested?
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-- you I think perhaps more than others given the interest.
In this your network.
Didn't administration principally the department justice.
Has cooperated it extensively with congressional investigators provided extensive documentation the administration has even provided.
Document documents related to.
An interest in whether or not people in the White House knew of this operation.
At that I -- designed and provided that I provided that let me finish please -- in provided that.
The white house Press Secretary Jay Carney this week giving his take on the fast and furious investigation to our chief White House correspondent Fox News Channel.
Ed Henry and and -- I guess.
He's right about one -- -- Fox News has been covering this story since the get go but so many other news organizations.
Have not been why not.
Well -- would almost make you think that they're thinking more like.
Political partisans and investigators -- it is astonishing to me when you see people like Eugene Robinson -- the Washington Post saying oh yes.
Normally I'm for full disclosure and normally I believe and let into the -- after all I'm a reporter and journalist.
But in this case of course no no no we can't -- -- -- President Obama that's.
Pretty astonishing where you forfeit your journalistic.
Credentials and favored to supporting a politician.
-- not a whole lot of coverage of this story.
From NBC -- in the New York Times -- do you think the Stewart ignored for so.
Well I actually don't think the stars and -- and throughout we heard about it in many many places and mean and I everything.
From the Washington Post -- really did something not at and MS Anthony's NBC did -- -- that you really.
Do it in -- -- recruit you know -- a conservative way.
But also want to say that none of the press really explored what -- deal was that was offered there's a lot of leaks in this town or the town Washington DC.
And why didn't they say what happened between -- holder -- sent me.
All right well that was -- Judy let me let me ask you because the chairman of this network Roger -- says that bias is what you exclude.
As often as it is what's included in a news report the exclusion of this story from so many newspapers from so many news broadcast.
Because the Democrat's torch thinking it would go away.
If the mainstream media ignored it it would go away if they said.
Loud enough and often enough that this was a political all political ploy a way to embarrass the president at the White House even -- I -- party's response to end.
You know -- you at fox would know about this because you know this story implies this is not really legitimate news.
And whether or not you think the Democrats are right or the Republicans are right.
This was a legitimate story it remains a legitimate story and it should have been covered.
And it wasn't by many in the mainstream media to.
-- we heard from from Jay Carney in that clip that we just played that they're calling this whole thing political fishing expedition -- the term.
That a lot of Democrats including the White House are using to refer to this is the media though too quick to follow suit and sort of keep that story -- -- dot.
Don't think the media is doing this issue justice and you mentioned the New York Times.
I see this really -- a liberal.
Media bias that's going on here the new your times had a headline in -- editorial this week but it's a pointless.
But not only that the New York Times is making holder out to be the victim here.
He is misleading he has misled congress and somehow holder is now a big dome of what is going on when really he should have had these documents come forth.
To get to the bottom of what is going on here.
-- ruler I mean I am on my eyes because in fact I think -- got huge amount of coverage and again it may not be the kind of conservative -- coverage of the people.
I thought -- -- to get but this whole idea is it no what is been prosecuted for 35.
Years when there's been and contempt.
And and -- -- and that was pointing out actually -- Let congress wants to do is get to the bottom -- tried telling you just said to did the parents -- Brian Terry.
They want to know what happened and no one is being held accountable.
-- let's -- -- on the coverage though and Jim the coverage and you know we hear a lot of talk about politics but of course this has to do.
With politics because it's an election year this is Washington DC.
Right and so the issue is -- for example and -- -- mentions in your time president trail in 2012 calling it what pointless partisan fight denouncing the Republicans in 2007.
When it was -- Democrats investigating the Bush Administration over the US attorney's case.
The headline was -- an imperial presidency and -- the media were completely situation all of it if it's bad for Republicans say they trumpet it.
-- backward for Democrats say they downplay it and I think that's that the them metric here but I also reopening the family.
Agent Terry yes you know they have a say in this now and and it's astonishing that I see them on fox what if if this had been some other kind of case.
Something's been hurt under the but -- -- them under the doings of the Bush Administration would have been on sixty minutes years ago.
How about the coverage real quickly -- of the assertion of executive privilege.
Was enough attention paid to comments from president then Senator Obama when he criticized President Bush for asserting executive privilege.
I think that point has been made and I think that's kind of an easier story for the media to cover once they understand and the fast and furious is not going away and that it is a legitimate story you have arguments in favor.
And again -- constitutional scholars that's a standard story yet and people are more comfortable with it all right coming up.