Mainstream Scream: Post's Milbank

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features popular Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank talking about the media's disinterest in the "Fast & Furious" gun scandal at the Justice Department on Sunday's CNN's Reliable Sources.

"It's not a political scandal" but "a scandal of government," he said, and so "it's not an ideological thing. I think the media would love to have an Obama scandal to cover."

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Let's cue the laugh track. Milbank unintentionally defined irony in claiming he'd love to cover an Obama administration scandal at the very moment he's dismissing the relevance of an Obama administration scandal the mainstream media have refused to pursue. And it's not as if there aren't other scandals to cover, starting with the damaging deliberate leaks of national security secrets."

Rating: Five out of five screams.