Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nope - No Media Bias Here...

Last week, e-mail pages obtained from the IRS indicated that Representative Elijah Cummings (D), Maryland, was involved in the IRS targeting of True The Vote, a conservative vote monitoring organization.

Specifically, e-mails obtained from the IRS by the House Oversight Committee show that Cummings staff members communicated with the IRS multiple times concerning True The Vote and after the IRS began questioning the group concerning their request for tax exempt status, his staff began sending communications to the group asking virtually the same questions of them.

Cummings, who in February denied that his staff was ever in communication with the IRS concerning this group, was recently sent a letter from Darryl Issa and five other top committee members, asking him to explain the the connection.

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

My point is not about Cummings involvement, although I may be writing about that at another time. On Sunday, Elijah Cummings was a guest on "Face The Nation" with Bob Schieffer. Schieffer, who has a history of leaning to the left on his show, never once asked Cummings about the e-mails or his involvement with the IRS scandal. Is this not news? A sitting Congressman is indicated in an illegal incident concerning the IRS and his political opponents and isn't even asked about it when interviewed on TV? 

Last night on "The Kelly File", Dennis Michael Lynch, a documentary film maker, told the audience what he saw at the ranch on Saturday. Interestingly, he said that FOX News was the only TV news agency he saw in the area. I don't know if that's true or not - I wasn't there. But I don't know why he'd say it otherwise and it certainly wouldn't be the first time the main stream media ignored a big story because it put the Obama administration in a questionable light. They pretty much ignored Benghazi after information came out that Obama did nothing to help. They continue to ignore the IRS scandal. The list goes on.

Opponents of FOX like to say FOX makes up stories. I guess it's understandable if the media outlets where they get their news don't report things they don't want to be made public. That results in people believing anything that's not reported on the network they watch is made up. And of course, die hard liberals spread that rumor to serve their purpose. FOX is the only news outlet that reports negative things about the Obama administration.

In other news, there is a report this morning that says the Obama administration is backing off of their plan to take back taxes owed by family members, even dead family members, from the refund checks of the living. It was revealed recently that the Obama administration and the IRS were planning to recover tax revenue from the children and other family members of people who died owing the government money. If your parents or grandparents owed money to the IRS and had passed away, the IRS intended to get that money from you - even if you personally didn't owe them anything.

This morning a news article says the Obama administration is backing off of that plan due to public outcry. Imagine that. Anyone want to bet it's because it's an election year and the President doesn't want to anger hundreds of thousands of voters by doing something that outrageous? The Democrats are in enough trouble already according to the most recent polls. I guess the President decided not to make it any worse.

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