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Monday, July 22, 2013
Note to MRC: IRS 'Bombshell' Acually Is Old News
Topic: Media Research Center

Geoffrey Dickens writes in a July 19 Media Research Center item:

The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC ) networks have essentially censored the latest IRS scandal news. Not a single network reported on the bombshell coming out of Thursday’s congressional hearing that IRS employees were ordered to send Tea Party tax-exemption applications to the office of the IRS’s Chief Counsel, which was headed by William Wilkins, who at that time was the only Obama political appointee at the IRS.

Dickens is essentially censoring the fact that his "bombshell" revelation is nothing new. As Media Matters details, a report from the Treasury Inspector General, released two months ago, details a timeline of events noting that the chief counsel's office was made aware of the issue in August of 2011.

Dickens' post is headlined "ABC, CBS and NBC to Viewers: IRS Scandal? Please, That's Old News." So is the the "bombshell" Dickens is trying to peddle.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:36 PM EDT

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