Monday, July 08, 2013

Recommended Reading

Remember the IRS scandal from a few months ago whose implications were so vast and shocking that it was supposed to mean the end of the Obama Administration? No? That's okay, most others have forgotten about it as well, despite the perfect storm of a scandal hungry opposition party and a scandal-hungry media working in conjunction to advance the narrative. As Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon says...
...two months later, we know that in fact the IRS targeted lots of different kind of groups, not just conservative ones; that the only organizations whose tax-exempt statuses were actually denied were progressive ones; that many of the targeted conservative groups legitimately crossed the line; that the IG’s report was limited to only Tea Party groups at congressional Republicans’ request; and that the White House was in no way involved in the targeting and didn’t even know about it until shortly before the public did.
Read the rest of his scathing deconstruction of this nontroversy here.

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