RUSH: Random acts of journalism. They are rare. That's why we point them out when they happen. It is very rare indeed in this day and age for a journalist to actually commit journalism. Most of them just do propaganda, stenography, or what have you. Here is John King and a random act of journalism. He was on CNN, and what he did -- we got the sound bites here -- he plays Eric Holder's testimony to Congress May 3rd, 2011, where Holder said that he had only just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gunrunning program. "I'm not sure the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."
Then, in a random act of journalism, CNN compares Holder's testimony to what Obama said in March. For those of you in Rio Linda, March comes before May. Holder testified in May, and Obama said in March to CNN Espanol, "I heard on the news about this story, the Fast and Furious alleged guns were being run to Mexico, the ATF knew about it but didn't apprehend those who had sent it." So that's Obama to CNN Espanol in March. Holder says, "I'm not sure," in May, "I don't know." Which caused John King to commit the random act of journalism that followed. So here are the three sound bites, and the key one is number three, set up by the first two.
HOLDER: I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.
RUSH: That was Holder being asked by Darrell Issa May 3rd, 2011, "When did you first know about the program, officially I believe, called Fast and Furious?" "I'm not sure but I think the last few weeks." Then March 22, two months earlier, CNN Espanol correspondent Juan Carlos Lopez interviewed Obama. Lopez said, "There was an agent who was murdered in Mexico. Some of the weapons came through the programs, so where is that aid to Mexico?"
OBAMA: There have been problems, you know. I heard on the news about this story that Fast and Furious, where allegedly guns were being run into Mexico and ATF knew about it but didn't apprehend those who had sent it. Eric Holder as the attorney general has been very clear that he knew nothing about this. We've assigned a IG, inspector general, to investigate it.
RUSH: Okay. So in March Eric Holder has said I didn't know anything about it. In May, Holder said, "I probably heard about this for the first time over the last few weeks." Here's the random act of journalism. Last night on CNN's John King USA during an interview on Fast and Furious, King plays these bites that you just heard and then said...
KING: It begs the question, how did the president know about this in March and how did the president know the attorney general knew nothing about this in March when the attorney general says in May he just learned about it a couple weeks ago?
RUSH: Be still my beating heart! Now, this was Wednesday night, John King was indeed working yesterday. So he has survived this random act of journalism. Folks, this is rare. Normally what you get from State-Controlled Media is an attempt to explain the contradiction here, not call attention to it. And that's the random act of journalism. John King is calling attention to a huge contradiction. How did the president know about this in March, and how did the president know the attorney general knew nothing about this in March when the attorney general says in May he just learned about it a couple of weeks ago? We need a new movie, not "All the President's Men", "All the President's Liars". 'Cause this, Solyndra, all these other things, these are huge potential, scandalous, corrupt incidents. The president said, "I don't know anything about it, I saw it on the news." (laughing)
You know, I talked to Christian Adams yesterday, an interview for the Limbaugh Letter. He is the Department of Justice attorney who quit. He was handling the New Black Panther Party case, voter intimidation in Philadelphia when the Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the case, dropped all the charges, (paraphrasing) "We're not going to prosecute black defendants." He said that. Mr. Adams has since written numerous articles and a book with stories and evidence of the radical overhaul of the Department of Justice. He calls it racialist. There is a racialist attitude that has pervaded in the appointees, in the agenda, in the policies. I said, "What do you mean by racialist?" He said, "I want to be clear. I'm not calling them racist. The prism that they look through as they judge every case is via race."
And using my own words, paraphrasing what Christian Adams told me, he said it's not just the Department of Justice, civil rights division, the voting rights division, it's not just that you have a bunch of liberals in there now, that there is this sense of payback, that Holder carries around with him a statement -- in fact, I'm gonna have to print this out. I want to read this to you word for word, and I don't have it right in front of me, but something said by an African-American preacher in 1971 about black judges and justice and so forth, and it makes clear that if Holder is indeed guided by this, that the Department of Justice is now one instrument of government being used to redress grievances from the days of slavery, payback. "Okay, we're in power, and now it's time that we exact our revenge." And part of that is not prosecuting black defendants. Dropping charges, not even pursuing them in some cases.
And I asked him, "Okay, you've worked at the Department of Justice. Presidents need plausible deniability. How often does Obama talk with Holder? And where does Holder's agenda come from?" He said, "Not as often as you might think." There is a series of people, liaisons in the White House who would do the communicating to the Department of Justice and they maybe talk actually once a week, but the White House would make their wishes and thoughts known via a liaison from the White House to the Department of Justice. And I was trying to ask him if it could be established that there is a personal link to the policy. And of course whether you can establish it or not, the intelligent conclusion would be that there has to be.
So in this case you have Fast and Furious, which was a regime program to discredit the Second Amendment. What they hoped would happen was that these guns purchased in American gun stores would be purposely walked across the border and put into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The plan was to do that, get American purchased guns in the hands of drug cartels so they would commit crimes in Mexico with them, word would leak out that this has happened, and this would provide the regime with purpose and evidence to attack the Second Amendment to tighten gun laws. And it all backfired on them because it became known, and people started dying, including an American agent. It's all come unraveled so the questions now are the typical ones, who knew what when? Whose policy was this?
And everybody's trying to say, "Well, some bunch of minions low on the totem pole came up with this." Obama said, "I didn't know it 'til I saw it on the news. I didn't even know it existed." Holder has now been subpoenaed by Darrell Issa, and I asked Christian Adams, "What will likely become of this?" He said, "Look, don't expect much. These people think nothing of shading the truth in testimony before these committees." It's a well practiced art. But we now know that the regime bought the guns and gave them to the Mexican cartels, which is even worse than just letting it happen. We know that they bought the guns and gave them to the cartels.
It had a specific purpose to it and that is to undermine the Second Amendment, to undermine the Constitution of the United States. Here's John King now with this random act of journalism pointing out these contradictions. This is the kind of thing Sharyl Attkisson was doing on this story that got her yelled at and screamed at and off the grid for a day and a half. I'll find that quote for you that Holder carries around in his back pocket every day.
RUSH: J. Christian Adams' new book is entitled "Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department." I had a fascinating 35 minute chat with him yesterday. It's the interview for the next upcoming issue of the most widely read political newsletter in the country, the Limbaugh Letter. It was a fascinating interview. I never had any interviewee tell me, "That is a great question," more than he did. Right, Dawn? Must have said that to 75% of my questions. Fascinating. Here's from his book. And the book, folks, well worth your investment. It's one part shocking, but in another sense it won't surprise you at all since we know who these people are, we know what makes them mad, we know the rage they carry around, we know that the chip on their shoulder is large, and we know that they intend to use their power here to get even.
So from Christian Adams' book: "For much of his life, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. carried around something peculiar…an old clipping of a quote from Harlem preacher Reverend Samuel D. Proctor. Holder put the clipping in his wallet in 1971, when he was studying history at Columbia University, and kept it in wallet after wallet over the ensuing decades. What were Proctor’s words that Holder found so compelling? 'Blackness is another issue entirely apart from class in America. No matter how affluent, educated and mobile [a black person] becomes, his race defines him more particularly than anything else.' …When asked to explain the passage, Holder replied, 'It really says that… I am not the tall US attorney, I am not the thin United States Attorney. I am the black United States attorney. And he was saying that no matter how successful you are, there’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal or the black doctor with the black homeless person.'…It may seem shocking to hear these racialist views ascribed to America’s top law enforcement officer. But to people who have worked inside the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, these attitudes are perfectly familiar."
So he has an affinity with the black criminal. And he is a black attorney general, not "the" attorney general. Now, the Department of Justice, most citizens, in their idealistic view, would look at the Department of Justice and if anyplace was supposed to be colorblind and unbiased, it would be the Department of Justice. Now, the reality is that there is no such thing anywhere in the world, there's no such thing where bias doesn't exist. But where it's known it's compensated for. In this case, the bias is considered justifiable, and it is therefore justified to act on it and to implement it. And ergo that's how you arrive at, "I'm not prosecuting the New Black Panthers. We're not gonna prosecute black defendants here." I mean Holder is one of these guys that really is like these idiots on Wall Street. The stats of the numbers of blacks in jail. It's not because they've committed crimes, it's because of racism in the country. It's the white power structure wants to get blacks off the street or whatever they ascribe to it.
And they use, "Look at the percentage of blacks in the population compared to the percentage in prison. So out of whack." And they think, look, if you've got 12% of the population in the country is black, then that's what the prison population ought to be, regardless. Anything different, if the prison population is, just to pick a number here, is 25% black and the population's only 11, then there's racism going on in the white power structure. It's kind of like Marion Barry. I'll never forget. He was speaking at the Democrat National Convention in San Francisco, 1984, and I was laughing myself silly listening to it because after he finished David Brinkley looked -- and he was the master of deadpan humor -- David Brinkley looked in the camera and just said, "That was my mayor." It conveyed, "I can't believe how embarrassed -- that was my mayor."
And Marion Barry's theme was, "Tonight, tonight we on the inside." It was somewhat similar to General David Dinkins in New York, mayor for life. When he was finally inaugurated as mayor, there were people running around, "Okay, all right, finally our turn to control all this. Our turn to pass out all the money." Same kinda attitude at the Department of Justice now. "Our turn to hand out the justice. Our turn to determine who gets prosecuted and who doesn't," based on race 'cause it's completely justified. And it's one of the reasons that Christian Adams left 'cause the New Black Panther Party case was his. He had all the evidence. He had evidence, videotapes, slam-dunk case, and Holder just, "Nah, we're not gonna prosecute, drop the charges," and that was it, simply because of race.