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At this point it might take a dead body to get the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage. Huge developments in the last week – like IRS official Lois Lerner receiving a criminal referral from the House Ways and Means Committee and e-mails proving she fed tax information on a targeted group to the staff of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) – were completely censored by ABC and NBC news. Only a 90 second report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning kept last week’s revelations from being totally blacked out on the Big Three networks.

In the last seven days the following IRS scandal developments have emerged:

■ The House Ways and Means Committee voted to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner for criminal charges.


■ E-mails proved Lerner fed tax information to Cummings’s office about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.


■ E-mails showed Lerner talked about taking a job with Barack Obama’s advocacy group Organizing for Action - while she was investigating non-profit applicants.


■ A Dallas IRS office was found to be covered with Vote for Obama stickers and engaged in campaign cheerleading. An IRS employee in Kentucky was suspended because he told a taxpayer that Republicans were “going to take women back 40 years...if you vote for a Republican, the rich are going to get richer and the poor are going to get poorer.”


■ A new report confirmed Tea Party groups were targeted 100 percent of the time and that subsequent attempts to make the review seem more neutral, by adding some liberal groups that were looked at, were merely cosmetic changes.


Yet, not one second of ABC or NBC airtime was devoted to any of these major developments. In fact only CBS, in a 90 second story on Thursday’s This Morning, covered the Lerner criminal referral and charges of IRS offices campaigning for Obama. Neither CBS, nor any of the other network evening or morning shows covered the other revelations.

It’s not as if the networks didn’t have a built-in excuse to cover the latest IRS scandal developments with Tax Day approaching. ABC’s David Kerley brought on IRS commissioner John Koskinen on Friday’s World News to discuss long wait times on the agency’s help line, but didn’t ask a question about the scandal. On Monday, all three network morning shows found time to worry about IRS budget cuts meaning fewer audits and longer wait times for taxpayer assistance, but not one mentioned the ongoing scandal embroiling the agency.

The Big Three network Sunday roundtable shows, that traditionally wrap-up the previous week’s big political stories, also ignored the IRS developments. CBS’s Bob Schieffer, despite having Cummings on Sunday’s Face the Nation, never brought up the damaging e-mails that refuted the Maryland Democrat’s February 6 hearing denials that his staff ever contacted the IRS about True the Vote.

The one Sunday show to cover the numerous IRS scandal developments was Fox News Sunday. When host Chris Wallace pressed the Associated Press’s Julie Pace to defend the overall lack of IRS scandal coverage Pace responded: “We don’t have a lot to work with.” That stunning display of deliberate ignorance would be something the producers and reporters at the Big Three network reporters would be proud of.

Fox News contributor Brit Hume probably put it best when he refuted Pace: “The same set of facts…would have touched off in previous days a media firestorm. What we had was kind of a campfire in most of the media, which was doused before very long, and the story has been basically dormant.”


Who on LF wants to claim the mainstream media isn't biased towards the left?

I keep saying that THEY are the real enemy here.

If the media were unbiased, Obama would never have been elected and then reelected.

If the media were unbiased, there would now be widespread calls for his impeachment.

But the media isn't unbiased.

So the beat goes on …

And I fear our republic is doomed.

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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/04/15/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-develo#ixzz2yySWyUxi

 

 

Who on LF wants to claim the mainstream media isn't biased towards the left?

 

I keep saying that THEY are the real enemy here.

 

If the media were unbiased, Obama would never have been elected and then reelected.

 

If the media were unbiased, there would now be widespread calls for his impeachment.

 

But the media isn't unbiased.

 

So the beat goes on …

 

And I fear our republic is doomed.

 

Yup, the liberal MSM are simply a mouthpiece for the Left.

 

But be optimistic; the New Media increasingly goes around them.

 

And Democrats are going to take a beating in November, with another two years of failure until 2016.

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Six Dems vote for Contempt of Congress against Lois Lerner...

 

 

Ron Barber (D-AZ)

John Barrow (D-GA)

Mike McIntyre (D-NC)

Patrick Murphy (D-FL)

Collin Peterson (D-MN)

Nick Rahall (D-WV)

 

 

 

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/05/08/who-were-six-dems-who-voted-contempt-lois-lerner

 

Repeat...

 

Wonder if a single news outlet has reported this besides Fox News?

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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/04/15/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-develo#ixzz2yySWyUxi

 

 

Who on LF wants to claim the mainstream media isn't biased towards the left?

 

I keep saying that THEY are the real enemy here.

 

If the media were unbiased, Obama would never have been elected and then reelected.

 

If the media were unbiased, there would now be widespread calls for his impeachment.

 

But the media isn't unbiased.

 

So the beat goes on …

 

And I fear our republic is doomed.

You fricking idiots are like a puppy too stupid to ever housebreak.

 

This is ABOUT 501 C$4. Look it up. If your Group is about POLITICS.....dummy... REPE AT POLTICS..... you can go OTHER routes but NOT 501 C4. The Right Wing corruprion machine..of course...WANTS to hide the DONORS...hide who's PAYING for millions in political ads. LAUNDER THE MONEY. The STUPID ones...apply under a POLITICAL name...like Tea Party N-----r Haters of America. Relative to "Save The Whales.. that's a Red Flag.

 

The SCANDAL is how DESPERATE the GOP is to merge "Citizens United", an UNENFORCED 501C$4 law....ad a BILLION in Koch machine corruption. They want us ALL flooded with Koch propaganda...until....eventually we just give up on that democracy thing and Cave in to Corporate Monarchy.

 

As for Lehrner...if you INDICT her.. don't be shocked if she takes the 5th. I'm no lawyer..but even I know that's automatic. They could give her immunity..and WON'T because they don't WANT her to say she was just trying to do the job. As is....she's a mysterious mythical beast. In reality..she's just a mid level employee stuck in a job where doing the RIGHT thing..gets you in trouble. All these RE-Run Issa witchunts have added....NOT A STINKIN THING.

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You fricking idiots are like a puppy too stupid to ever housebreak.

 

This is ABOUT 501 C$4. Look it up. If your Group is about POLITICS.....dummy... REPE AT POLTICS..... you can go OTHER routes but NOT 501 C4. The Right Wing corruprion machine..of course...WANTS to hide the DONORS...hide who's PAYING for millions in political ads. LAUNDER THE MONEY. The STUPID ones...apply under a POLITICAL name...like Tea Party N-----r Haters of America. Relative to "Save The Whales.. that's a Red Flag.

 

The SCANDAL is how DESPERATE the GOP is to merge "Citizens United", an UNENFORCED 501C$4 law....ad a BILLION in Koch machine corruption. They want us ALL flooded with Koch propaganda...until....eventually we just give up on that democracy thing and Cave in to Corporate Monarchy.

 

As for Lehrner...if you INDICT her.. don't be shocked if she takes the 5th. I'm no lawyer..but even I know that's automatic. They could give her immunity..and WON'T because they don't WANT her to say she was just trying to do the job. As is....she's a mysterious mythical beast. In reality..she's just a mid level employee stuck in a job where doing the RIGHT thing..gets you in trouble. All these RE-Run Issa witchunts have added....NOT A STINKIN THING.

 

 

worry about Soros.....he has Billions to spend vs the millions the Koch folks bandy about

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The IRS scandal just got bigger...a lot bigger!

 

 

"Letters from U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, show his involvement in pressing the IRS to target mostly conservative organizations with cumbersome questionnaires seemingly calculated to slow down their applications for tax-exempt status in the middle of an election year."

 

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/05/14/letters-senior-democrat-pressured-irs-target-certain-groups


By: Katie Pavlich (TownHall)

 

"New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati.

On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington.

"EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing a few applications here in DC and providing copies of our development letters with the agent to use as examples in the development of their cases. Chip Hull [another lawyer in IRS headquarters] is working these cases in EOT and working with the agent in Cincy, so any communication should include him as well. Because the Tea party applications are the subject of an SCR [sensitive Case Report], we cannot resolve any of the cases without coordinating with Rob," Grodnitzky wrote.

When the IRS targeting scandal broke last year, officials in Washington immediately pinned the blame on the Cincinnati office. This documentation proves not only that direction was coming out of Washington, but that Washington instructed Cincinnati about how to handle tea party applications.

A new email from Lois Lerner also details how BOLO lists (be on the look out) were specifically created for tea party groups or groups with issues related to government spending, debt, taxes and "how the country is being run."

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"The number two Internal Revenue Service official was in direct contact with Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) about scrutinizing tea party and conservative groups throughout the 2012 election, according to documents made available Wednesday."

 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/14/documents-close-coordination-between-irs-and-senate-democrat-in-tea-party-targeting/

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I rejoice every time I read and/or hear "less and less" from the left on these scandals, failures and just plain lousy leadership.

 

And after Nov. they'll wake up to a Brave New World controlled by Republicans.

 

Booya!

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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/04/15/omission-outrage-big-three-networks-censor-huge-irs-scandal-develo#ixzz2yySWyUxi

 

 

Who on LF wants to claim the mainstream media isn't biased towards the left?

 

I keep saying that THEY are the real enemy here.

 

If the media were unbiased, Obama would never have been elected and then reelected.

 

If the media were unbiased, there would now be widespread calls for his impeachment.

 

But the media isn't unbiased.

 

So the beat goes on …

 

And I fear our republic is doomed.

WHY THE FUK DO U IDIOTS THINK ANY POLITICAL ORGANIZATION DESERVES TAX EXEMPT STATUS?

 

The only scandals are the 1's u IDIOTS lick out of rogerAILES'FATass!

 

In the interest of fairness, the MULTIMILLIONAIRES & BILLIONAIRES who make their money on the rise of stock prices shouldn’t be allowed to pay a smaller percentage than the middle class who work hard for their money.

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