Despite the fact that the IRS fake scandal has been debunked and recent revelations that the IRS was also targeting progressive groups, Fox's Cavuto and Erickson continued playing the victim card for these so-called "tea party" groups.
June 26, 2013

Never mind that Darrell Issa's witch hunt with the IRS has pretty well blown up in their faces, or the recent confirmation of what we've known for some time now, which is that the IRS was also giving extra scrutiny to liberal groups applying for tax exempt status, and not just these so-called tea partiers.

Never mind any of that, because no one at Fox is going to let a few facts get in the way of them continuing to flog one of the many items on the list of the fake "scandals" they've been carrying on about ever since that black Kenyan, Muslim, Socialist, Communist, Marxist usurper got reelected.

So what's their latest excuse to continue harping about this story after it's been debunked? Apparently in Neil Cavuto and Erick Erickson's world, no liberal groups were targeted because none of them came forward and complained. And according to Cavuto, none of them received "the near body cavity search" (yes, they can't help themselves and had to go there) that these conservatives went through.

Except, of course, neither of those things are true. As Raw Story reported back in May, there have been progressive groups targeted, and they complained, and they received the same level of scrutiny as these groups on the right. I'm pretty sure that Fox and their producers could find members of these groups pretty easily if they tried, but they're happier to continue to keep trotting these poor, downtrodden tea partiers out there to cry about how they've been oppressed because it fits their political agenda.

Cavuto and Erickson also continued playing the victim card for these political groups and pretended as though there's some scandal in them being denied or delayed being approved by the IRS. Sorry boys, but the real scandal is that any of them were ever approved at all if they are not acting exclusively as social welfare groups, as we've discussed here until we're blue in the face.

UPDATE: Here's more from PoliticusUSA on why the IG's report didn't mention any progressive groups being targeted for extra scrutiny... because Darrell Issa told them to focus on "tea party" organizations.

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