[guest post by JD]
I am sure you are all shocked at this. The IRS targeted dissent. Dissent was patriotic a few years ago.
WASHINGTON — Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically about “anti-Obama rhetoric,” inflammatory language and “emotional” statements made by non-profits seeking tax-exempt status.
The internal 2011 documents, obtained by USA TODAY, list 162 groups by name, with comments by Internal Revenue Service lawyers in Washington raising issues about their political, lobbying and advocacy activities. In 21 cases, those activities were characterized as “propaganda.”
It seems like the IRS assumed the actual role of Attack Watch and Truthy Team.
Remember, this is not a story. Because Bush. And because a few liberal groups were included, less than 10%.
As long as the MFM ignores this it is just some wingnutz fantasy.