I was calling for 100% tax audits. We had half the nation saying they were
refusing to support the "obama" government as soon as he was elected.
But anyway the scrutiny went to "charity" groups that had
obvious political affiliations and agendas which violate their tax free status.
They shouldn't stop investigating that just investigate all of them.
@Craig Clark:"What a self-serving, self-justifying editorial
from a newspaper that should know better."Explain your reasoning
please. Back up your statement with some facts and explanation.
This kind of stuff has gone on forever.... We don't have to
travel to far back into time when we had the media under the bright lights of
government during the McCarthy era.... and the House Committee on Un-American
Activities (HUAC). Has the author not seen "Citizen Kane", the thinly
vailed story of American newspaper men William Randolph Hearst, Chicago tycoons
Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick. The Nixon administration tried to muzzle
the press. There were countless battles with the press and Johnson in the 60s
and Vietnam. If you scroll back through history to the very beginning....this
country has never not had this issue. There is nothing new under
the sun here... nothing. In the UK the government went after Fox and its
affiliates catching them several times stepping beyond the law - with one paper
bing shuttered.I am not saying it is right..it isn't. but the
pretense by some that this is new, extraordinary or anything like that shows a
profound loss of memory by some.
"....Any criminal investigation of journalistic activity is a potentially
troubling threat to press freedom...."______________________________Whoever the anonymous wonder is who
penned this editorial for the Philadelphia Inquirer might want to take a chill
pill and when he or she gets calmed down consider where the line is between
freedom of the press and hubris of the press.
anyone who thinks the IRS intimidation of conservatives is just coincidental is
living in a glass house... this was on purpose and for a purpose and there is NO
way some mid level IRS administrator ordered this... it came from much much
higher. Also - there is no way Barack and Holder didn't know about it.
Again - these guys know EVERYTHING.
Honest journalism! Wow, that's a shock! Perhaps the AP phone confiscation
event woke some of you guys up? Some of you are finally doing your jobs! You
know, like you did when GWB, Nixon and Reagan were in the White House! You took
a leave of absence for the past 5 years but welcome back!
What a self-serving, self-justifying editorial from a newspaper that should know
better. No one and no entity is above the law in our country, including the