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Saturday, June 1, 2013

The IRS Scandal, Day 23

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Obama is regaining control over the msm.

Networks' Fading Coverage of IRS Scandal

...."We have something like Mr. Shulman going to the White House more than 157 times now. That is not something the networks have covered. That is not a concept that they have ever expressed."

Monica Crowley added that Bob Schieffer announced the media have the power to determine the “shelf life” of a scandal.

Graham replied: "This is one of the ways the news media wields enormous power over our political culture, in what it defines as a scandal, and what it defines as a ‘so-called controversy,’ to use the terms they like to use. When the AP wrote a story the other day that even the AP scandal was an ‘alleged scandal,’ then you know these people are desperate to say it’s not a scandal."

Posted by: Woody | Jun 1, 2013 8:50:47 PM

Some readers may find the following information useful. I was trying to find an organization chart for the relevant part of the IRS. I found some material, but I think maybe it's out of date (is there no acting Director of Exempt Organizations, for example?)

Commissioner, Internal Revenue — Daniel I. Werfel, Acting

IRS Chief Counsel — William J. Wilkins
Taxpayer Advocate Service — Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate
Appeals — Shelly Kay, Acting Chief
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — Monica Davy, Executive Director
Research, Analysis and Statistics — Rosemary Marcuss, Director
Communications and Liaison — Terry Lemons, Acting Chief
Office of Compliance Analytics — Dean R. Silverman, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner (Compliance Analytics Initiatives)

Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement — Steven T. Miller

Wage and Investment Division — Peggy Bogadi, Commissioner
Large Business and International Division — Heather Maloy, Commissioner
Small Business/Self Employed Division — Faris Fink, Commissioner
Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division — Michael Julianelle, Acting Commissioner
Criminal Investigation — Richard Weber, Chief
Return Preparer Office — Carol Campbell, Director
Office of Professional Responsibility —Karen L. Hawkins, Director
Office of Online Services — Rajive Mathur, Director
Whistleblower Office — Stephen A. Whitlock, Director

Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division
Joseph Grant, Commissioner (Acting)
Michael Julianelle, Deputy Commissioner

Robert S. Choi, Director, Employee Plans
Lois G. Lerner, Director, Exempt Organizations
Andrew E. Zuckerman, Director, Government Entities (Acting)'s-IRS-Organization

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Jun 1, 2013 3:46:29 PM

This video with Larry Kudlow ties the White House to the IRS scandal. Shulman met with Stephanie Cutter to talk about Obamacare. You're the lawyer but it seems some of Shulman's arrogant past testimony looks like perjury or at least misleading Congress.

Posted by: john getty | Jun 1, 2013 10:58:43 AM

One-third of the editorial cartoons in the link attack the conservatives that the IRS targeted rather than the IRS, which should be the one on trial. The left-wing mainstream media is so ideologically twisted that it still devotes significant ink to blame the victims who were raped for dressing inappropriately; i.e., they were dressed conservatively. Destroy the victim if they aren't on your team -- it's the Chicago, and Alinsky, way.

Posted by: Woody | Jun 1, 2013 8:03:26 AM