Fast and Furious FAIL: House oversight Web address pointed to ‘Indianapolis Wedding Venue’

David Martosko Executive Editor
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On the day of its biggest hearing on the Operation Fast and Furious debacle, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform almost hit it out of the park with a Web page dedicated to the unfolding scandal. Almost.

An email from the committee on Thursday morning begins:

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today launched a new website – www.FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com – to explain and serve as a resource for the congressional investigation into the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious.  Operation Fast and Furious was intended to allow straw buyers to supply drug cartels with firearms in the hope that ATF could identify cartel members after the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico were traced to their original place of purchase.  It has been link to deaths in both Mexico and the United States.

That web page — www.FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com — leads to a WordPress blog homepage for an Indianapolis business called The Wedding Barn.

Committee staffers quickly sent out a second press release with a corrected Web address, FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com — without the “www” prefix — which directs Web surfers to the correct page.

The earlier version, however, still points to a business that has nothing to to with anything “fast” or “furious” — qualities more often associated with divorces than with weddings.

Update: As of 11:30 EST the Wedding Barn page has, mercifully, been retired. Both links function properly.

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