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The IRS Scandal and Media Bias
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:Drive, 7/17/2014 2:58:16 PM

During his appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin offered this observation: Because when any government agency, particularly one as powerful as the IRS, engages in something that even people sympathetic to the administration looks weird and suspicious, it’s incumbent upon all of the national media to aggressively ask more questions. The Republicans in Congress are asking questions. I think with a different administration, one that was a Republican administration, this story would be a national obsession. And instead, it’s getting coverage here and a few other places. But it deserves a lot more questions. It certainly does, and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/17/2014 3:14:10 PM     (No. 9929055)

After the Mississippi corruption, do you honestly think that the GOP would have a problem with IRS targeting of Tea Party groups?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/17/2014 4:20:04 PM     (No. 9929134)

Maybe they are just afraid of the IRS.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/17/2014 5:16:12 PM     (No. 9929202)

Yes, #2, and afraid of the dictatorial leadership´s control of it and every other agency. They are well aware of how the Left deals with opposition.

Place: Soviet Russia
Time: 1932
Cast: M.N. Riutin, an "Old Bolshevik", "expelled from the Party..." 1930...for opposition to Stalin´s radical collectivization (among other things).

Scene: Riutin delivers 190+page document, known as "Riutin Platform" at secret meeting. It´s title: "Stalin and the Crisis of the Proletarian Dictatorship."

Essentially Riutin called for the destruction of "Stalin´s dictatorship."

Of course, this was seen as a call for rebellion, revolution. Why would these Old Bolsheviks ever imagine a revolt? /sarc

Arrests began post-haste.
All who´d attended the meeting were ousted from the Party.

A bunch of some of the most famous Bolsheviks soon were arrested, interrogated, ousted, ostracized.

Those who read it, copied and passed it on, those who knew about it but did not read it or pass it on, everyone as the circle widened became suspect and were "called in for questioning."

Fear flooded in to the Party leadership and lower ranks.

Thereafter, did ANYONE really dare to criticize Stalin? Did anyone dare to be associated with a critic on any level?

This was the opening scene of the coming Great Terror.

Meanwhile the iron fist of Comrade Stalin tightened around the necks of all his minions, and Lubianka prison began to fill with political prisoners.

No. The American Leftwing and indeed almost all Democrats, do not really dare resist, oppose, investigate. They know just how fierce a tyrant´s retaliation can be.

(see "The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939", J. Arch Getty and Oleg Naumov)

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