First, from Uncle,
There were rumors that the border agent that was killed had a bean bag gun. The government denied those rumors. Except that they’re true. Also, who really thought it was a good idea to send someone to the violent sections of the border armed with a glorified paintball gun?
There you have both the initial idiocy of the rules given these Border Patrol agents, and that Napolitano & Co. flat lied publicly about it. Just like they've flat lied about some things in the Gunwalker mess, both in public generally and directly to legislators investigating this.
Second, CBS has covered the "We need to put out good stories to cover up the bad" memo at BATFE:
We've had ongoing requests for information and on camera interviews with both ATF and the Department of Justice since prior to our first report which aired Feb. 22.
A similar lack of response has been reported by Senator Charles Grassley, who has asked for documents and briefings from ATF.
Now, we learn that after our Feb. 22 report, ATF's Chief Public Affairs officer sent an all-call internal memo to ATF Public Information Officers in an effort to "lessen the coverage of such stories in the news cycle by replacing them with good stories about ATF."
One of the lines of that memo that kind of jumps out when you think about it:
At the time, the memo noted "Fortunately, the CBS story has not sparked any follow up coverage by mainstream media and seems to have fizzled."
Makes you think the BATFE and DOJ people involved are really hoping the rest of the major media will keep ignoring this. Our major media being, for the most part, the partisan little hack excuses for reporters they are, they're trying, but the word is out. And we've got to do our part in spreading all this around.