Univision -- Picking up the Slack for the Rest of the Media
Tired of campaign coverage where the only 'in-depth' analysis is picking apart Mitt Romney's tax returns like they're the Zapruder film? Then you may want to start clicking over to Univision.
Where else would you have seen an exchange like this?:
Jake Tapper, it should be noted, subsequently called shenanigans on Obama's claim of yet another inherited catastrophe:
In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.
Previous programs involving ATF agents allowing guns to "walk" across the border so as to trace them were run during the Bush presidency, but not this particular "field-initiated program."
White House officials did not respond to a request for comment after the falsehood was pointed out to them.
Now Univision has substantially upped the ante with this, which aired last night (caution: there are a few disturbing images in the video):
The biggest new takeaway:
Fifty seven previously unidentified firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious were recovered in sites associated with murders, kidnappings, and at least two gruesome massacres.
Univision News obtained the list of Fast and Furious weapons and a list containing almost 60,000 recovered firearms compiled by Mexico's Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA). A cross-reference of the serial numbers of the guns resulted in 96 full matches (several partial matches were discarded). The 96 firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious all turned up at crime scenes in Mexico from 2009 to 2010.
Between this and the Administration's bungling of the situation in Libya (not to mention the economy), it seems as if there might be (brace yourself) actual issues on the table in this campaign. I'm sure Univision's English-language brethren will get around to them once they get through the half-hour investigative specials on Romney forcibly cutting a schoolmate's hair.