Monday, May 13, 2013

Nope! No Bias Here!

Go take a look at CNN's main page. Tell me what you don't see. Here, I saved you a screen shot:

Yeah, the little admission from Friday that the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups that had applied for tax-exempt status. Completely missing from the "above the fold" part - there is an opinion piece about the IRS and the Tea Party (which manages to blame the Bush administration's for investigating the NAACP) - is any sort of investigative reporting on the implications of the Obama administration using the IRS as a tool against political foes. There's even a piece on Benghazi, but not the IRS - one can only wonder if that's because "Benghazi was a long time ago" and it's now "safe" to "investigate".

Gee, using the IRS to audit one's political foes? Larry Klayman and Judicial Watch are nodding in approval. Interestingly enough, while CNN is quick to label the Bush administration's investigation of the NAACP as an example of "targeting" - because the only legislators asking for the investigation were Republicans - they say nothing about how the Clinton Administration went after Judicial Watch - even though the only legislators asking for a review of JW were ... Democrats.

And you know, not for nothing, but I love how the spin on Benghazi is that Republicans are only interested in pursuing it because it might harm Hillary!'s chances in 2016. Because, you know, the American electorate is going to remember this investigation three and a half years from now, right? Unless the American left believes that serious offenses - offenses punishable by jail time that would preclude Hillary! from running - were committed; it's hard to see how this investigation could hurt her in 2016. In fact, I'd argue that a bloody Biden/Clinton nomination fight would be preferable for the GOP...

But yeah, the IRS investigates groups critical to the president and it's not newsworthy - but there's no bias!

That is all.


Anonymous said...

if a minister gives political sermons,they should lose the tax exempt status too! I think all pacs should be watched like a hawk.

Anonymous said...

I have been tracking CNN, MSNBC, and the MSM in general and noted the extraordinary and unprecedented exclusion of the growing IRS scandal, and the Benghazi-gate. To their credit Fox and alternative news sources are the only ones covering these stories...but I must be crazy because DiFi says they are "obsessed" with the you mean Diane like the obsession with WaterGate?...(or does that not count?)

Bubblehead Les. said...

Go check out the Archives from the Watergate Era when the Dems had a Howling Fit over the idea that Nixon MIGHT have siked the IRS on them.

Anonymous said...

what about new orleans???

TOTWTYTR said...

Well it's a scandal now. That and the AP story. Not to mention Benghazi. Too bad there's no interest in Fast and Furious right now.

The most transparent and honest administration EVAH is in a heap of shit.

I think it was the AP story that finally did it.

Lot's of stuff to carry right through the 2014 mid terms.

Anonymous said...

maybe if could read the IRS code better than you read the 2nd,and very poorly as you do...It basically says that any tax exempt group must PROVE its social value to the community....that means,"Derp,Karl Rove took my money and didn't do chit??"