This is for anyone left who still believes the Obama administration is not covering up the IRS\’s targeting of groups likely to be critical of President Obama during Mr. Obama\’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Excerpted from yesterday\’s article at foxnews.com:
Thetop U.S. official in charge of archiving federal records testifiedTuesday that the IRS ran afoul of the law by neglecting to tell hisoffice that a trove of emails from the woman at the center of thetargeting scandal disappeared after an apparent hard drive crash.
Archivistof the U.S. David Ferriero, speaking before the House Oversight andGovernment Reform Committee, made clear that federal agencies aresupposed to report whenever their records are destroyed or evenaccidentally deleted. But he said that after emails from embattledIRS official Lois Lerner vanished after a computer failure in 2011,nobody told the National Archives.
“Theydid not follow the law,” Ferriero said.
Thetestimony comes as lawmakers dig for answers as to how Lerner\’semails disappeared and why they only found out about it earlier thismonth. Lerner herself twice has refused to answer questionsbefore Congress, leaving lawmakers seeking answers from otherofficials who interacted with her or were involved in reviewing herdocuments.
Are you surprised? I would hope not. And let\’s remember that it comes after lois “liar” lerner\’s taking the fifth before this committee, and just a day after IRS Commissioner john koskinen\’s testimony, in which he displayed all the honesty and sincerity of Johnny Friendly in “On The Waterfront”.
Most people tend to think of Watergate as the criterion example of political corruption, followed by lies and coverups. But I would ask you to compare Watergate – a break-in at Democratic National Headquarters to gather election-year espionage – with the IRS scandal – the targeting of numerous grass roots groups critical of the incumbent President, in an election year, to suppress their ability to raise funds and pass along their messages.
Think about it and tell me which is worse: political espionage against a rival party (something both parties try to do, legally, all the time) or wholesale suppression of free speech aimed at one side of the political aisle.
The Lie-RS scandal was huge from the start. But, for a year, most mainstream media either minimized it or buried it altogether. And now, even with IRS people taking the fifth and the “coincidental” loss of email records for people being investigated, some mainstream media still trying to do so.
This is dead-center of why, for years, I have used the term Accomplice Media to describe them.
Would it be fair to say that the partisan complicity being displayed by media – the people who are entrusted with informing the public, is as big a scandal as Watergate or Lie-RS? Maybe even bigger? You tell me.