George Will: Obama Knows He Has Media Covering for Him on IRS

George Will zinged the media’s duplicity in how they have approached the IRS scandal versus past major scandals when a Republican was President, a lack of interest President Obama recognizes and, “hence, his sense of weariness and boredom as he discussed this with Bill O’Reilly.”
 
Will, on Bret Baier’s FNC panel Monday night, recalled “three big” scandals “regarding the distortion and abuse of institutions: Watergate, Iran-Contra and the IRS,” noting “the first two were ravenously covered by the media; they were Republican Presidents’ problems.”

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Will, on the February 3 Special Report with Bret Baier, during a discussion of Bill O’Reailly’s SuperBowl Sunday interview with Obama:

We’ve had three major scandals in the last forty years. Scandals are a dime a dozen in this town – sexual and financial and all the rest. Three big ones regarding the distortion and abuse of institutions: Watergate, Iran-Contra and the IRS. The first two were ravenously covered by the media; they were Republican Presidents’ problems. This is not being pursued and the President knows that. Hence, his sense of weariness and boredom as he discussed this with Bill O’Reilly.

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center