Forgive me. I was so pissed at this I posted it on Facebook first. :-)
So, it appears the fix is indeed in, in re Gunwalker. It brings me no pleasure at all to count myself among those not at all surprised by this; Mike and David (and a few others) have been doing such an honorable job (at actual journalism) that I want them to succeed in spite of it all.
For anyone observing the whitewash from out here among the Mundanes: mark this well. The state here has broken its own laws and violated the sovereignty of other countries for the express purpose of manufacturing a reality that did not exist on its own, so that it could push a domestic political agenda that would not stand on its own. If Gunwalker fizzles out with what amount to standard, run-of-the-mill intimidation tactics from the usual players inside the Beltway, regardless of the merits of the case, the message will NOT be lost on those who orchestrated it in the first place, and we'll get it more, harder and longer soon. Hey, what's a couple dead federal agents and a stack of murdered Mexicans anyway, against the numbers to fit their meme? What'll it be next time? (On second thought, scratch that...don't give those pricks any more ideas.)