Ten seconds. After two solid years of not covering the deadly scandal at all.
NBC devoted roughly thirty seconds to Fast & Furious in a segment lasting two minutes and seventeen seconds–the explanation of the controversy less than a third of it. No background information was given about the operation and no mention was made of how it led to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 Mexicans. You’d think that after eighteen months, NBC’s producers would want to give their in-the-dark audience some information to get up to speed on the controversy.
You’d only think that if you didn’t know anything about NBC and its self-appointed role as the president’s praetorian guard.