The human heart of the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious scandal has been in Flat Rock just south of Metro Detroit where Brian Terry’s parents have grieved for their son – even as they have lashed out at Attorney General Eric Holder’s high-handed treatment of them and refusal to explain how a botched U.S. gun-running operation killed their son.
Michigan’s MSM has steadfastly refused to cover the story for fear of the damage it might do to the White House. Fortunately, the new media of the Internet and cable TV have filed the void.
At The Michigan View, we have repeatedly tried to get an interview with Josephine and Kent Terry at their home in the blue-collar Flat Rock community just 25 miles south of downtown Detroit – but without success. Maintaining their privacy, the family has instead been outspoken via emails and Facebook postings about the administration’s stonewalling of evidence on how their son was killed.
Ignoring for 18 months a crucial story about the conduct of government officials, Michigan MSM have ignored even those Terry announcements – as well as their Congressional representative John Dingell who has condemned Holder’s actions (along with other members of the Michigan delegation).
But where the MSM chooses to ignore an explosive story (remember the birth of The Drudge Report in exposing Bill Clinton’s coaching of perjury in the Paula Jones sex harassment case), now alternative media fills the void.
Thursday, Fox News’ Sean Hannity got the first exclusive interview with the Terry family.
In the wake of President Obama’s exercising executive privilege over relevant Fast and Furious documents – and a subsequent House committee vote to hold him in contempt- the Terrys told Hannity they think that AG Holder and other Justice Department officials are “hiding something” in their response to the botched gun-running scheme.
“They’re lying. . . . They’re passing the buck,” Kent Terry told Hannity. “I just know that they’re hiding something big. Something happened out there.”
Blockbuster stuff – and all in our back yard. Incredibly, the MSM would prefer to put its head in the sand.
Henry Payne is editor of The Michigan View.com.