September 18, 2013

‘Acute’ Awareness of Tea Party ‘Propaganda’

New documents reveal a bit more about IRS political targeting.

“IRS employees were ‘acutely’ aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement, according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators,” reports the Washington Times.

Meanwhile, according to USA Today, “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 IRS was also on the lookout for Tea Party “propaganda.”

Was there a pattern? Was it intentional? You better believe it.

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