As the Black Panther Department of Justice whistleblower story continues, the latest developments are drawing more attention by sources outside Fox News and conservative blogs.
Yesterday our White House correspondent Tommy Christopher asked Robert Gibbs about the case – and tomorrow Megyn Kelly will have a must-see interview with the head of the New Black Panther party.
While Kelly, who conducted the initial interview with J. Christian Adams which broke the story wide open, will interview Malik Zulu Shabazz, Tommy Christopher talked to Shabazz yesterday (and discussed the DOJ case as well). Gibbs, however, said he hasn’t “paid any attention to it.”
The most up-to-date info is here:
The bipartisan panel investigating allegations that the Justice Department wrongly abandoned a case against the New Black Panther Party plans to issue a new round of subpoenas and call for a separate federal probe following explosive testimony from an ex-Justice official, a commissioner said.
As the case heats up, members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights may even travel to South Carolina to track down one witness.
And say what you want about who is driving this story (ok, Fox News is), but other outlets are certainly taking notice. The New York Times has a detailed story on the recent developments. Also, on cable news, CNN has covered the story six times this week, and MSNBC has covered it twice this week (according to TV Eyes).
Side note: For an interesting perspective, here’s “The New Black Panther Case: A Conservative Dissent” (and stay tuned to Mediaite for the full 30-minute interview with Shabazz.)
Here’s Gibbs’ answer: