Wealthy CBS Host Rants About Rich Leaving ‘Us’ With ‘Crumbs’
June 9th, 2021 3:53 PM
Super wealthy CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil channeled his inner socialist on Wednesday as he hyped a ProPublica report that "obtained" the IRS documents of the 25 wealthiest Americans. At no time did the mega-rich Dokoupil worry about the ethics of how this were done or mention if he’d like his tax filings revealed. Instead, the man, who once screamed at everyday Americans to…
The Infernal Revenue Service
May 12th, 2021 2:53 PM
Thanks to the beneficence of the Internal Revenue Service -- and the fallout from COVID-19 -- we half of Americans who pay federal income taxes have been given until May 17 to file. Since I began earning enough to file Form 1040 and associated forms, I have only known one person who prepared his own taxes. That was Bill Archer, a Texas Republican who formerly headed the House Ways and Means…
INSANE! Bloomberg Businessweek Cover Asks: 'Is the Tax Code Racist?'
March 10th, 2021 2:47 PM
Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest “equality issue” has now questioned whether the thousands of pages of U.S. tax code are — wait for it — “racist.” It’s as if the left isn’t even trying to make sense anymore.
Sen. Whitehouse Urges Targeting of Turning Point USA Tax-Exempt Status
January 19th, 2021 4:01 PM
It looks as if the government is returning to its old habits of trying to exploit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack conservative nonprofits. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is urging IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig “to review the tax-exempt status of Turning Point USA [TPUSA],” according to CNBC.
Rick Santorum SHOCKS CNN by Questioning the New York Times Trump Scoop
September 29th, 2020 3:40 PM
CNN’s New Day has hyped the story the published by The New York Times on President Trump’s tax returns. Alisyn Camerota highlighted: “It turns out Mr. Trump is deeply in debt and he paid a measly $750 in federal taxes in both 2016 and 2017.” This is on top of earlier comments where her and her fellow host were openly cheering the report. However, the…
NBC Pounces on Second Whistleblower Complaint With No Confirmation
October 3rd, 2019 10:17 PM
One could almost hear the excitement in anchor Lester Holt’s voice during Thursday’s NBC Nightly News when he announced the possibility of a second so-called whistleblower. “Meantime, there's a new report tonight out about a second government whistleblower, this time at the IRS,” he touted before going to chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, who eventually…
CBS Omits Dem Mayor Raided By FBI/IRS, ABC Hides Party Affiliation
April 25th, 2019 11:46 PM
NewsBusters has kept track of the liberal media’s lack of or minimal coverage of many of the scandals plaguing Democratic politicians, but ABC and NBC shockingly reported on the mayor of Baltimore getting raided by the FBI and the IRS on Thursday. Meanwhile, CBS Evening News omitted the story entirely from its broadcast.
Clank! NY Times Touts 'Privacy,' Then Wants Everyone's Tax Info Public
April 15th, 2019 8:37 PM
The New York Times pompously (and hypocritically) declared its concern for “privacy” with a special edition of the Sunday Review wholly devoted to the theme: “The Privacy Project.” But when it comes to the full concept of privacy, the left-hand doesn’t know what the far-left hand is doing. Times former reporter Binyamin Appelbaum made it into print on tax day Monday…
CNN Carrying Water for Dems in Tax Return Fight
April 9th, 2019 2:03 PM
If House Democrats are sinking to a new low by using their subpoena power to rummage through the President's personal tax returns, you wouldn't know it by the way they have been treated on CNN over the past few days. Hosts on the liberal cable network have routinely lobbed softballs at Democratic interviewees, while challenges to the legitimacy of their quest see the President’s…
Pundit Warns of Right’s ‘Blueprint’ For ‘Gangster Government’
November 23rd, 2017 11:53 AM
The “IRS scandal” is best understood as a significant work of fiction, suggested New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait on Tuesday. As Chait tells it, conservatives’ false belief that the tax agency subjected righty groups to especially exacting treatment “prefigure[d] the Republicans’ own blueprint for the use of government as an implement of partisan domination…
CNN on Trump's Taxes: May Have 'Skipped Out on Paying His Fair Share'
March 15th, 2017 10:10 AM
It didn't take long for CNN to expose its bias against President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns. At the top of the first hour of CNN's New Day on Wednesday, reporter Suzanne Malveaux said, "The release of President Trump's 2005 taxes raises more questions than answers like whether he skipped out on paying his fair share of taxes more recently."
From Cincy to D.C.: How Lois Lerner's IRS Targeted the Tea Party
July 2nd, 2016 12:11 PM
Lois Lerner’s confession at that conference did contain one small truth. The IRS targeting scandal did indeed start in “Cincy”—as D.C. headquarters refers to that outpost. On a cold late February day in 2010, a Cincinnati screener named Jack Koester found himself focused on an application from a local Tea Party group.
IRS Impeachment? Libs Say Obama’s Lack of Scandal Drives GOP ‘Batty'
May 28th, 2016 7:10 AM
Angry, embarrassed Republicans went looking for a scapegoat and settled on a man who’s more than a decade past the normal retirement age. That’s essentially the explanation The Week’s Paul Waldman gives for House GOPers’ move to impeach 76-year-old Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen.
That effort, asserted Waldman in a Tuesday column, stems from…
NYT's Calmes Valiantly Defends IRS, Downplays Targeting of Tea Party
April 24th, 2016 11:20 AM
New York Times reporter and reliable Democratic Party defender-Republican attacker Jackie Calmes valiantly defended that most reviled organization, the Internal Revenue Service, from unfair Republican attacks, under a battle-tinged headline in Friday’s edition: “I.R.S. Supporters Fight Back Against Republican Offensive.” She played the “reduced budget” card as an…