Yesterday, Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews opened his unintentionally hilarious daily Obama slobberfest by touting this piece, entitled “The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal” which he pointedly noted, was written by someone from Fortune magazine “not The Nation.” Call me a cynic, but knowing that MS-NBC is the equivalent of Korean Central Television, I decided to look into the background of the writer, one Katherine Eban. Imagine my shock when I discovered that she does in fact write for the Nation, as well as the Daily Kos, and that her previous claim to fame was writing in 2007 about “the C.I.A.’s torture techniques.” She appeared on sad sack leftist Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now!” show to bleat about that. She may or may not be the same person as Katherine Eban Finkelstein. Who knows? Who cares? Liberals often like to hide behind other identities. She also appeared yesterday as a guest on Rev. Al Sharpton’s silly waste of air time.
Then I read the piece, and as I expected, it was full of distortions and inaccuracies. Last Sunday, one of our special guests was Katie Pavlich, author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up, and if you want the full story, read her book. In the meantime, please check out this piece she posted this morning debunking some of the most serious inaccuracies in Ms. Eban’s (Finkelstein’s?) piece.
The question I have is who in the Obama administration assigned Ms. Eban (Finkelstein?) to create this propaganda. Would any of you care to speculate? Please post your ideas here.