The answer to your last question, Bill, is no, they don't. Journalists, those handmaidens of leftist, elitist ideology, will do whatever they believe is necessary to help politicians like Holder and Obama impose that ideology on the rest of us. Fast and Furious is just the latest case in point.
While I sympathize with Mr. Whittle's anger, I hope he realizes that shaming the Disingenuous White Liberals who control this country is a losing strategy. Our enemies cannot feel shame because they individually have no conscience. Their knowledge of the Natural Law was very carefully leached away by the Revolution and replaced by an ideology (cultural Marxism). They are what C.S. Lewis called "men without chests" -- humanoid beings composed entirely of Cartesian rationality and Bacchanalian desire. One might as well attempt to shame a robot.
Sweet reason won't work. A materialist machine-mind operates on the basis of programming, not logic. An artificial soul cannot be shamed because shame admits to the existence of Right and Wrong. Our enemy recognizes only one measure of truth, and that is power. Until we have enough power to destroy the Revolution, all the well-reasoned and morally-impassioned videos in the world are just preaching to the choir.