Paul L. Caron
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 884

Results of yesterday's poll:

Poll

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/10/the-irs-scandal-day-884.html

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Comments

"What I would like to see happen with the day by day IRS Scandal is some sort of boundary around what the scandal is which would result in quite a few days where there is nothing to report. "

Uhh, I think a lot of leftists in media would rather that reporting about the issue stop altogether and many of the complaints could be a self fulfilling prophecy.

Now news coming out? Perhaps the media isn't reporting on the continued malfeasance of their political friends. News seems unbalanced? Well, maybe leftist reporters don't feel the need to cover the story.

The media and the Obama administration would much rather see the story of a progressive President who persecutes dissidents based on race and ideology disappear.

But Obama using the government to persecute his opponents is news and the actions are ongoing across multiple government organizations. And as we have seen with the Iran deal and Obama's disastrous middle east policies, which are only disastrous depending on what one's view of the USA is, show that Obama has been out to get the Jews since he first took office. Not surprising considering he comes from the activist wing of the Democrat party, which is very anti-semitic.

History may judge Obama in a harsh light but that requires our public learning about how the Obama administration operated and preventing the progressive media from rewriting history as they have so many times over the last 60 years.

Posted by: wodun | Oct 10, 2015 11:56:37 AM

If Prof Caron's coverage of the IRS Scandal just jumped the shark, we still have a long way to go. Per the LA Times via Wikipedia: " It [the Happy Days episode in which Fonzie water skiied over a shark] was the 91st episode and the fifth season. If this was really the beginning of a downward spiral, why did the show stay on the air for six more seasons and shoot an additional 164 episodes? Why did we rank among the Top 25 in five of those six seasons?" Keep up the good work Paul. O'Reilly and the rest of the media would have liked to put this to bed on day 3.

Posted by: Joe Carter | Oct 10, 2015 9:45:39 AM

I know this topic has to be time-consuming for you, but it is a valuable service to your readers.

Posted by: JMOD46 | Oct 10, 2015 8:58:08 AM

This blog is indispensable in keeping this execrable scandal from going unpunished. I hope you don't hit day 1000, but hopes been in short supply in the era of "Hope-n-ChangeTM".

Posted by: Forrest | Oct 10, 2015 8:55:06 AM

"Eternal vigilance IS the price of liberty." Thank you, Professor, for your vigilance.

Posted by: David Grove

Unfortunately it should not take an eternity to correct malfeasance.

One of the best parts of this timeline is the just counting the number of days since this was a problem. That alone is telling.

Posted by: RRP | Oct 10, 2015 8:17:46 AM

Do "hits" matter? If so, you'd be well advised to keep reporting the IRS Scandal.

Posted by: James Millican | Oct 10, 2015 8:14:32 AM

Quite possibly the greatest post in the history of TaxProf, regardless of what one thinks happened at the IRS.

Posted by: andy | Oct 10, 2015 12:21:27 AM