Politifact is politi-wrong, wrong, wrong, and conservative and freedom-oriented groups WERE and ARE targeted at the IRS

Politifact tells half-truths and left out an important factoid in saying the IRS was not targeting conservative groups or targeting tea-party groups for their conservative views:
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jun/22/donna-brazile/donna-brazile-no-conspiracy-here-irs-targeted-libe/

In all those hundreds of words, not once did they mention that the story broke when Lois Lerner replied to a staged Q&A by declaring that the IRS did indeed target groups with ‘tea party” in their name, and “patriot”, and please tell us again how including “9/12 project” in a targeted list for stalling and special scrutiny is not a matter of targeting as non-factual and half-factual “Politifact” even admitted in the article, “a movement started by conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck”. And too, “applications with missions to ‘make America a better place to live,’ statements that criticized how the country is being run, or groups focused on government spending, debt or taxes.”

Now that is most definitely a conservative-targeted hit list. Some say a different list targeted names with “progressive”, but it was a different list that most definitely did NOT get the scrutiny that tea party applications got, and no doubt some libertarian-leaning groups. (Libertarians are very harsh on taxation)

Politifact and Snopes and many of these “fact-checker” sites hide their conclusions by picking on he-said she-said minutiae while making sure they get people lost in the trees instead of getting the birds’ eye view of the forest.

In any case, I will never apply to the IRS for anything. If you’re effective, IRS insiders will share your data with the wrong congressmen (as the IRS did in this episode), and I’m sure it gets more points for auditing.

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One Response to “Politifact is politi-wrong, wrong, wrong, and conservative and freedom-oriented groups WERE and ARE targeted at the IRS”

  1. genomega1 Says:

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    Politifact is politi-wrong, wrong, wrong, and conservative and freedom-oriented groups WERE and ARE targeted at the IRS

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