This was one of the most under covered scandals of recent years. In the months before the 2012 election, the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for undue scrutiny and harassment. Their aim was clear. They were trying to protect Obama’s chances of being re-elected.
Now the IRS has issued an apology to at least one group. The TaxProfBlog has a screen cap of the text which we have reproduced below.
“The IRS admits that its treatment of Plaintiff during the tax-exempt determinations process, including screening its application based on its name or policy positions, subjecting the application to heightened scrutiny, and inordinate delays, and demanding of Plaintiff some information that TIGTA determined was unnecessary to the agency’s determination of its tax-exempt status, was wrong.
For such treatment, the IRS expresses its sincere apology.”
The media is as guilty as the IRS for this scandal. They deliberately ignored the scandal because it looked terrible for Obama, who they wanted to be re-elected.
It goes without saying that if anything like this happens to liberal groups on Trump’s watch, the media will treat it like the scandal of the century.
For Obama, it was barely worth covering.