One of the first major scandals of the Obama administration was Operation Fast and Furious.
It was a gun-walking scheme by the DOJ and ATF that deliberately allowed firearms to cross the border into the hands of the Mexican cartels.
And it just won’t go away, no matter how hard the administration tries to cover it up.
Earlier this year, a federal judge ordered the administration to finally release thousands of documents related to the operation that they had been hiding.
According to Newsbusters, reporting on information in the documents uncovered by investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, the administration also sought ways to manage the emerging scandal in the media, with an emphasis on figuring out how to “fix” Fox News.
Attkisson reports further on her own website about how the DOJ’s Tracy Schmaler and the White House’s Eric Schultz worked together to spin the major media networks, massaging their points and selectively releasing information to certain reporters, in order to garner favorable media coverage.
Attkisson herself was a target of these two, who sought to silence her in depth reporting on the scandal. Her bosses and colleagues were contacted in an attempt to stop her from exposing the administration’s crimes.
This isn’t the only time that Obama’s administration went after Fox News. They also attempted to silence the network in the wake of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, coverage that Obama himself deemed “unfair.”
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune