Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 685

IRS Logo 2American Thinker, Why Does Media Matters Deserve Tax Exempt Status When They're Cheerleaders for Hillary?:

Last week, the Democratic party website Media Matters hired long time Clinton family friend and advisor James Carville to write for the site. This is just the latest in a series of moves made by the Democratic party organ to boost the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

But, as the Washington Examiner points out, Media Matters is a tax exempt organization, prohibited by law from engaging in political activity. The site is run by another Clinton confidante, David Brock, and the website hasn't been shy about defending Mrs. Clinton in this latest scandal over her emails. ...

When it was revealed that the IRS and Lois Lerner were targeting conservative groups because of their alleged political activity, the left defending the IRS because they were "only doing their jobs." No one with half a brain believes that Media Matters is a non-partisan, apolitical outfit not interested in who wins the Democratic primary or the general election. Unlike most Tea Party groups who applied for the 501(c)(3) designation,whose "political advocacy" was limited to demanding the government follow the Constitution, Media Matters blatantly supports Democratic party candidates, goals, issues, and objectives.

Where is Lois Lerner when you need her...

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Shut up rubes, the rules are being implemented equally!

Posted by: wodun | Mar 25, 2015 10:15:07 PM

It almost makes sense if you start with a firm belief that electing Democrats promotes social welfare.

Tea Party organizers may have noticed that one of the Code's "exempt purposes" for 501(c)(3) is "lessening the burdens of government". I don't think Media Matters is claiming that one!

Posted by: AMTbuff | Mar 25, 2015 8:42:34 AM

If the left didn't have a double standard they'd have no standard at all.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Mar 25, 2015 7:55:48 AM