August 6, 2013

It's nice to see Karen Finney covering what I consider to be a huge story that's not getting enough air right now. In this short segment, Finney and Media Matters' Eric Boehlert discuss Ginni Thomas' involvement in the group and the right wing funders who give them credibility.

Another excellent Media Matters piece discusses how a scandal is invented by these people, and how Villagers march in lockstep.

But how did we even get to the point where the IRS scandal became a "scandal?" Everyone lost their minds and jumped to conclusions based on incomplete information that, in the end, turned out to be wildly off-base. We were repeatedly told there was a "there" there before anyone bothered to check what was there. The latest attempt to keep the IRS scandal alive by National Review and the Wall Street Journal exhibits those same traits: accusing the IRS and the Federal Election Commission of inappropriately colluding against conservative non-profits without actually knowing what happened.

Let's not ignore the fact that the conservative non-profit making the most noise was TrueTheVote, which had already been deemed to be a political action committee by the state of Texas when they were whining about the IRS.

Props to Finney and Boehlert for paying attention to these issues. More like this, please.

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