Never mind the information that has come to light in recent weeks which shows that conservative groups were not the only ones targeted by the IRS for further scrutiny, or that the IG was requested by Darrell Issa to limit his audit to "tea party" groups, or that the scrutiny by the IRS went beyond the political. Never mind all of that because once they decide to latch onto a "scandal" over at Fox "news" they're never going to let go of it.
Even after their fellow panel member, the Washington Post's Charles Lane rightfully pointed out that there are finally some Republican members of Congress who are starting to admit that there is no there, there in this drummed up IRS “scandal,” Jonah Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer refused to quit trying to beat this dead horse that should have been put out of its misery weeks ago on this Friday's Special Report with Bret Baier.
GOLDBERG: It seems to me that at minimum that if the President of the United States goes on live television to denounce an outrage and insists that they're going to investigate this fully, that you would at least get the FBI to start investigating it at all. And it seems to be a low scandal. Whether it turns out to be the scandal I think it is and you don't think it is is one thing. But it doesn't sound like they're even trying to figure that out. […]
KRAUTHAMMER: If you had a press that had any backbone, but in the absence of that, outside of Fox... outside of Fox there's nothing this administration has to worry about. You announce an investigation. You then deflect any questions by saying, I can't talk about it, because it's being investigated. You do nothing about it and then you wait. You let other news and scandals overtake it like explosions in Egypt. And then you count on the press to say nothing and then it dies in time, and that's the strategy on Benghazi, on the Rosen affair and on this. That's how they do it. That's their M.O.
That's what you call one major piece of projection right there. If there was an administration that Krauthammer's description would fit perfectly as their "M.O." that would be the Bush administration. If I had a dollar for every time that former Bush spokespuppet Scott McClellan said the words "ongoing investigation" to the White House press corps while W was in office, I might be able to think about retiring early.