• With: Judy Miller, Cal Thomas, Jim Pinkerton, Alan Colmes

    MILLER: Yes, he played Politico very well. They fell for it. And all of the attention is on him, which is what he loves.

    THOMAS: You don't want to endorse his barber, that's for sure.


    COLMES: We give him what he wants by the media focusing on whatever he says.

    MILLER: Absolutely.

    PINKERTON: Cal's got a shirt and tie to match his hair.

    THOMAS: That's right.


    COLMES: Nicely done.

    THOMAS: Thank you.

    SCOTT: Up next, Congress investigates a possible cover up involving the attorney general, and the mainstream media don't seem to care.


    UNIDENTIFIED CONGRESSMAN: We find out that you have not rebuked any staff members. Heck, you haven't put a letter in people's personnel files saying that they, on their watch, acted and an agent was murdered.


    ANNOUNCER: Our attorney general gets a new grilling over what he knew and when he knew it, as members of Congress dig deeper into the failed Fast and Furious operation. But the mainstream media seemed to show no interest.

    And an update on the famous finger-pointing saga and how some wagged their fickle finger too soon. Details next, on “News Watch.”



    REP. MIKE KELLY, R-PA.: When the people lose trust in an agency, that's a very difficult thing to recover. It's preposterous to me and listen that you, as the highest ranking law officer in the country, said I didn't know. I didn't know. The problem is the American public relies on you, sir, to follow all those guidelines.


    SCOTT: Congressman Mike Kelly, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is trying to get answers from Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department on Operation Fast and Furious, the failed gun-running operation linked to the murder to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

    After watching Holder testify on Thursday, Terry's mother posted this on Facebook. "This is for you, son," she wrote. "Mr. Holder, how come you can never say my son's name? You never have. All I ever hear you say is I didn't find out or I can't say. I'm actually tired of hearing your double talk in answering questions. What a joke you are. My son was a real American, a warrior and a hero, who was also protecting coward politicians like you."

    Pretty strong language there from a mother who is bereaved, you can see.

    But the whole case, Jim, has not gotten a lot of media attention 14 months after Brian Terry's murder.

    PINKERTON: When you get evidence like that, as in the power of an ordinary individual now in this new media environment, to punch through. She's not waiting around anymore for The New York Times for her to interview her, which, of course, would never happen. And you no longer have to wait for people like John Hayward at Human Events who have been covering this pretty well and said Attorney General Holder has the Sergeant Schultz defense, "I know nothing," "Hogan's Heroes." But when you get to the point where Economist magazine, a legitimate mainstream publication, in good standing with the establishment, calls it, quote, "stonewalling," the famous Watergate phrase, then I think this is starting to breaks through.

    THOMAS: Here's a perfect example of what we're talking about. The media is ignoring this woman and her son. And yet, it made a heroine out of Cindy Sheehan. Remember her? She went down and camped outside Bush's home in Texas. She was on the talk shows.

    SCOTT: Her son was killed in Iraq.

    THOMAS: Her son was killed in Iraq. She had great sympathy toward her, the editorials. Haven't got a single New York Times editorial calling for a special prosecutor. And there won't be, because a Democrat is in the White House.

    COLMES: Again, you're such a victim, Cal. I feel so bad for you.

    THOMAS: I'm not a victim.

    COLMES: The poor little -- your side never gets represented. You know what never gets represented in the media? The fact that the U.S. House Minority Report indicates this is not about Holder; rather, it was the federal agents in Arizona --

    Oh, yes.

    -- who were involved in this.


    THOMAS: Blame it on the little guy.

    COLMES: Wait a minute. Why isn't the House Minority Report, which should equally be focused upon, the Democratic report, we don't hear anything about this. And this was all over -- the Fast and Furious story was all over the media over the last --


    THOMAS: Listen, Washington Times reported this week-- it said, "Holder knew about the killing of a border patrol agent months before he testified before Congress that did he not."

    MILLER: Wait a minute. That's not accurate. NPR and Washington Times have been covering this story and gone through e-mails. You can link the information about the death of the agent to his, Holder's, office. There is nothing I've he seen so far that links it directly to Holder. And that's what we're waiting for in this story.

    PINKERTON: Except for the chief of staff, who says, well, I briefed him on this and I passed the news on to him. Who knows? Holder will probably evade a perjury rap because he said it's kind of foggy and vague.