The Weekly Standard ran the following on its online site on 17 May:
"NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election:
The IRS commissioner 'has known for at least a year that this was going on,' said Myers, 'and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? .... Imagine if we -- if you can -- what would have happened if this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different.'"
This is just one of many reports on the emerging scandals from the Obama Administration. The mainstream media (MSM) seem to have awakened finally to the fact that there is trouble aplenty inside The Beltway. Even MSNBC's Chris Matthews has lost that tingly feeling for Obama.
Perhaps he wonders at night whether the AP was the only target of the Justice Department's secret grab! It would make for poetic justice were the stakes not so high, but I digress.
Regarding the IRS scandal, there is one big question that troubles me: Did the MSM conspire with the Obama Administration to withhold information regarding the growing IRS scandal from the American public?
Right-wing conspiracy theorist, you say. Well, stop and think about how hard it is to keep a secret in DC at any time, much less during an election year. Yet, according to emerging reports, the IRS is supposed to have kept under wraps information that would have severely undermined the president's re-election campaign.
Yes, good citizens, we are to believe that security was so good within the IRS, not one person outside the IRS hierarchy, even among The Beltway media, knew of/had a hint of the problem! Hmm...Why do I suddenly get the feeling someone's trying to sell me oceanfront property in Arizona?
Of course, we all know the MSM were busily slanting the news to ensure the re-election of the "anointed one." However, did they go as far as to conspire to keep from the voters information concerning abuses by the IRS?
No way, you say, but let us recall that CBS has been outed for censoring reports concerning Benghazi.
Did they and the other networks also take the same tack with respect to other reporting detrimental to the president's re-election?
Only the hierarchy among the MSM fraternity knows the answer. Will they have the intestinal fortitude to address the issue?
Tom Holmes - Virginia Beach