New York Times columnist Bill Keller joined Fox News’ scandal machine in calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the Obama administration’s role surrounding the Internal Revenue Services’ (IRS) improper scrutiny of conservative groups. In an opinion piece titled, “Bring Back Ken Starr,” Keller ignored the independent investigations already underway as well as the fact that Starr’s last round of investigations as special counsel set records for the cost to the American taxpayer and encouraged a hyper-partisan environment that can still be felt today. After the Fox-led GOP investigation into the attacks in Benghazi collapsed, Fox News geared up its scandal machine to focus on President Obama and the IRS and promptly called for a special prosecutor.
A recent Fox News poll of registered voters, which purports to illustrate that a majority of voters agree with the network’s dark narrative on the Obama administration’s response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks, relies on questions from a foundation of tired distortions and lies. Fox News conducted a poll of 1,013 registered voters between May 18-20, attempting to discern respondents’ opinions on a variety of questions related to the government’s handling of the Benghazi attacks
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Summer has not even begun and children across America have barely gotten bored with last year’s Christmas presents.
The Wall Street Journal opinion page is turning into the go-to source for documenting President Obama’s supernatural influence over the thoughts and actions of IRS employees. Reagan DOJ veterans David Rivkin and Lee Casey wrote a May 21 Journal op-ed arguing that fault for the IRS’s inappropriate targeting of conservative non-profit applicants lies with the president. “The Obama administration made clear its deep dislike of Citizens United and of the various new conservative groups spawned by the ‘tea party’ movement,” they wrote, and “the IRS has always been well-attuned to even subtle guidance from the White House.” That argument was borrowed from Kimberley Strassel’s May 17 Journal column: “All [Obama] needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative political groups were engaged in nefarious deeds.” This notion of bureaucrat whispering is, in isolation, a pretty big stretch
At least six Fox News contributors have reportedly signed on to an open letter opposing the comprehensive immigration reform legislation currently being debated in the Senate. Fox News, which has admitted it is the “voice of opposition” on certain issues, has long ignored and even fostered such unethical behavior from its personalities.
The American Spectator ‘s Jeffrey Lord misrepresented White House visitor logs to suggest that President Obama knew about the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits because he met with the president of a union that represents IRS employees shortly before the agency began its controversial actions.
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The New York Post treats a reveal it got yesterday as a guess-that-name gossip item, but the word that a Game of Thrones actress didn’t want to do any more nude scenes raises more interesting and important questions than the simple question of who it was: One of the stars of “Game of Thrones” is refusing to appear in any more nude scenes, according to a cast member. “One of the girls in the show who got her [dress] off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all,” Oona Chaplin, who plays the noblewoman Talisa Maegyr on the show, told reporters in London over the weekend
As the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) prepares to release its annual report on the cost of regulations, the media should be aware of the organization’s documented and vested interest in attacking government regulations, as well as the report’s flawed methodology and biased analysis.
Fox News continued to push for a special prosecutor following reports that the White House chief counsel knew of an IRS investigation but did not inform the president, a claim that ignores the legal and political problems raised by involving a president in an ongoing investigation. On Fox News’ Happening Now, contributor Nina Easton reported that White House chief counsel Kathryn Ruemmler knew about the investigation into claims that the IRS delayed approval of nonprofit status to conservative groups. After host Jon Scott asked why Ruemmler would know about the investigation and not inform Obama, Easton claimed a special prosecutor should be assigned to find out if the White House was being dishonest about when the president had been informed