Why Does Our Government Need So Many Guns?
August 25th, 2022 11:37 AM
“Astanding military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison. Conspiracy theories sometimes have at least a thread of truth in them, which is what makes them valid to some on the far right. One of those theories is that the federal government is not on their side. Concern has been raised in conservative circles about the hiring of…
Big Brother Flunkies: Leftist Publications Whore Themselves Out to IRS
August 24th, 2022 3:59 PM
Leave it to the clowns at The Washington Post, Politico and The New York Times to make the tyrannical Internal Revenue Service seem like a victim of those darn congressional Republicans.
Bezos-Owned WashPost Whines IRS ‘Needs More Money’ Day Before Tax Day
April 21st, 2022 11:30 AM
The newspaper owned by the second richest man in the world actually claimed that the Internal Revenue Service needs— wait for it — more money. The Washington Post Editorial Board published an extraordinarily tone-deaf piece the day before Tax Day 2022 headlined, “The IRS urgently needs more money and staff.”
The Memo and the Truth
February 6th, 2018 1:56 PM
Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That's human nature. Such is the case with the "memo" released last Friday by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee. The four-page document alleges, in the words…
Bloomberg Op-Ed: IRS Targeting Scandal Is 'Fiction'
November 24th, 2017 6:25 PM
Those who believe history is presumptively written by the winners haven't seen Francis Wilkinson's attempt to create a bogus narrative on the four-year IRS scandal which appeared at Bloomberg News on Monday.
VINDICATION: IRS Settles Lawsuit with Tea Party Groups, Nets Censor
October 27th, 2017 1:06 PM
Finally! Tea Party groups that were targeted by Barack Obama’s IRS have vindication. But you wouldn’t know it, if you got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. While the liberal Washington Post (page A3) and New York Times (page A18) covered the momentous decision in their Friday print editions, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have yet to mention the settlement. Sadly, it’…
CNN's Sellers Claims Obama Was 'Eight Years Scandal-Free'
September 4th, 2017 4:50 PM
On Monday's New Day show on CNN, during a discussion of the letter that Barack Obama gave to Donald Trump as the former President was leaving office, conservative CNN commentator Jack Kingston recalled several of the scandals involving the Obama administration. Liberal CNN commentator Bakari Sellers claimed with a straight face that President Obama was "eight years scandal-free." He also took a…
Remember the IRS? Hayes, Reid Fear Trump WH Will Turn FBI on Enemies
July 28th, 2017 1:43 PM
The Thursday edition of MSNBC’s All In saw quite some rhetorical hyperventilating as host Chris Hayes and AM Joy host Joy Reid expressed grave concern that the Trump administration will use the FBI as their “political tool” against their enemies a la “lions eat[ing] Christians” at the Roman Coliseum.
NYT Reporter: Lower Headcount and Higher Spending Are Contradictory
July 27th, 2017 9:58 PM
When the establishment press isn't criticizing center-right outlets as fact-challenged and not objective, it's dismissing them as irrelevant and unimportant. If that's really the case, that would lead one to wonder why a seasoned New York Times reporter was bothering to look at a story published at Breitbart.com, let alone tweeting his breathtaking ignorance about the content of that report's…
NYT's Classless Front-Page Insult of Roger Ailes, Fox News Audience
May 20th, 2017 8:51 AM
The front page of Friday’s New York Times featured a graceless goodbye to former Fox News chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes (and an insult to Fox News viewers): “A Fighter Who Turned Rage Into a News Empire” by Clyde Haberman. Even upon his passing, the Times maintained its hostility toward a man who found a wide and instantly receptive audience who latched on to a point of view clearly…
CNN's Cuomo Can't Name Anything Obama Did Comparing to Comey Firing
May 15th, 2017 3:57 PM
On the heels of the dreadful performance this morning on New Day Curtis Houck at NewsBusters observed earlier today, CNN's Chris Cuomo, apparently convinced that President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey is the scandal of the century, actually went to Twitter and asked: "For the sake of argument, what did Obama do that compares to comey firing in your opinion?"
Attn. NBC Legal: Matthews Says IRS Leaking Trump Taxes Would Be 'Good'
April 17th, 2017 11:22 PM
In early March, Nick Kristof at the New York Times solicited a felony in a tweet by virtually begging someone at the Internal Revenue Service to leak Donald Trump's tax returns. On Monday, Chris Matthews was more interested in settling the supposedly questionable matter of whether Trump's prior returns are under audit, but he went down the same path. During his Hardball broadcast, he effectively…
NYT's Kristof Solicits a Felony in Tweet Begging for Trump Tax Return
March 6th, 2017 12:22 PM
It all started with an ignorant tweet by Vox's Matt Yglesias, who falsely claimed that "It's impressive that the IRS never leaks." The New York Times's Nick Kristof, apparently unaware or indifferent to the fact that he was simultaneously engaging in breathtaking hypocrisy and playing with fire, saw an opportunity to advertise his paper's law-subverting services, and tweeted the paper's physical…
MSNBC Opens Inauguration....By Touting Obama; ‘Elevated the Office'
January 20th, 2017 11:10 AM
Roughly five minutes into MSNBC’s Inauguration coverage, host Brian Williams switched gears from discussing Donald Trump becoming President to mythologizing President Obama for having “elevated the office...improved by touching the office and shown great respect for the office he's the custodian of.”