Paul L. Caron

Monday, September 7, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 851

IRS Logo 2Waterbury Republican American editorial, Silence on IRS Scandal:

Aug. 28, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who was appointed by President Obama, ordered the Internal Revenue Service to reveal any requests the Obama White House made for confidential taxpayer information. The case in which Judge Jackson ruled dates to 2010, when then-White House economics adviser Austan Goolsbee made comments that suggested he was familiar with the tax records of Koch Industries Inc., a generous financial backer of conservative causes. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) investigated the possibility that Koch information was improperly obtained, but the Obama administration didn't cooperate when Koch and conservative legal group Cause of Action filed freedom-of-information requests for the TIGTA report. Cause of Action sued.

Possible improper acquisition of taxpayer information and the effort to keep a lid on things are the kinds of malfeasance the news media are supposed to spotlight. However, since Judge Jackson issued her order, the mainstream media have failed to cover the issue. This is a betrayal of the journalism profession, and is indicative of liberal bias.

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Well, duh.

Why would Democrat party media cover this story?

Posted by: wodun | Sep 7, 2015 10:32:03 AM

ABCBSNBCNNPRPBS = PRAVDA. But at least PRAVDA didn't pretend objectivity.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Sep 7, 2015 10:01:52 AM