The morning paper contained an article from Texas Tribune on the front page today. (Link.) And it's about how the proliferation of guns in Mexico should be a factor in the gun control debate going on in the U.S. Yes it should. Mexico has some very tough gun control laws, and several Americans have been jailed there for inadvertently taking a firearm across the border. But in spite of tough gun laws, gun violence in Mexico if off the charts.
So the point should be that tough gun control laws do not control crime.
However, the Texas Tribune article is remarkable in what it omits. The word "fast" does not appear in the article. Neither does the word "furious." So obviously, the phrase "fast and furious" is not there. Surely an article about American guns in Mexico should mention that the Obama administration oversaw an operation that allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico which resulted in hundreds of murders. But no.
Reminds me of the White House Correspondence Dinner where Jimmy Kimmel was the guest speaker. He made a joke about Fast and Furious, and the audience, half of whom were reporters, scratched their heads and wondered what the heck he was talking about. It just show how a biased media can influence its customers, not by misrepresenting the facts, but by merely withholding items that would otherwise be news.