Attkisson Reports Latest on Fast & Furious; ABC, NBC Omit Scandal in Holder Coverage


<p>[<em>More in the cross-post on the MRC's <a href="…; target="_blank">NewsBusters blog</a>.</em>]</p><p>Mere hours before President Obama announced Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation on 25 September 2014, <a href="…; target="_blank">Sharyl Attkisson reported</a> that U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ordered the Justice Department to "turn over a list of withheld Fast and Furious documents by Oct. 22 [2014]. Attorney General Eric Holder had sought a delay until the day before the midterm elections....Judicial Watch sued...[DOJ] in September of 2012 over its refusal to turn over...[the] documents."<br /><br /><em>CBS Evening News</em> mentioned Fast and Furious in their coverage of the Holder announcement that evening, but <em>NBC Nightly News</em> failed to mention the scandal (ABC's <em>World News</em> didn't mention the resignation at all). The following morning, ABC and NBC's morning newscast continued omitting the gunrunning controversy in their coverage of the attorney general. However, correspondent Major Garrett noted the scandal in his report on C<em>BS This Morning</em>:<br /><br />MAJOR GARRETT: ...Holder made history of a different kind as well...becoming the only attorney general held in contempt by the House of Representatives. Republicans accused Holder of withholding documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, a federal gun-tracing effort implicated in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry.</p>

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