Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 537

IRS Logo 2Biz Pac Review:  IRS Scandal Is This Generation’s Watergate, Woodward Says; So Why Knock Fox News?:

As the 40th anniversary year of President Nixon’s resignation draws to an end, one of the newspapermen who helped bring it about said the Obama administration’s IRS scandal — which has faded from the headlines in recent weeks — should be this generation’s answer to Watergate.

In fact, Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz in an interview, it would be just the kind of job a much younger Woodward might tackle himself, along with Watergate investigative partner Carl Bernstein.

“The reality now in my view is that in the Obama administration, there are lots of unanswered questions about the IRS, particularly,” Woodward said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

“If I were young, I would take Carl Bernstein and move to Cincinnati where that IRS office is and set up headquarters and go talk to everyone.”

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:  Time for the Truth and an End to IRS Targeting Once and For All:

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said: “We have stopped an IRS targeting effort that treated conservatives differently and we have put the brakes on a new Administration effort to target political participation through regulation. But we have not fixed the IRS or finished our investigation of targeting that started under Lois Lerner. This IRS, this Treasury Department, and this White House have not given Congress the cooperation they promised – they have attempted to stonewall us. This new presentation should remind Americans that this is not over: the House of Representatives continues our investigation, our demand for a credible criminal probe, and to protect the rights of all Americans to participate freely and openly in the political process.”

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Woodward didn't investigate IRS political targeting under JFK and LBJ, and didn't say anything when Clinton was doing it. It's nice to see that he's finally professing to have discovered moral high ground. Maybe he will apologize for those previous slights to the need of the public to be informed.

James Bovard: A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting -- One survey found that 75% of IRS respondents felt entitled to deceive or lie to Congress.

Posted by: Woody | Oct 29, 2014 9:05:53 AM

I seriously doubt that Woodward would undertake a journalistic investigation that would undermine a Democratic president, but, if he did, the left-wing Washington Post would "stonewall" the investigation.

Posted by: Woody | Oct 28, 2014 9:03:13 AM

Well, the question of ignorant vs. dishonest has now been conclusively answered.

Posted by: Barry | Oct 28, 2014 7:56:08 AM

Don't give up. There is still a chance the smoke will clear and we will learn what we already know.

Posted by: Diogenes | Oct 28, 2014 5:01:26 AM