The Obama Administration’s Reaction to the IRS “Scandal” is the Scandal

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Ser...
Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The design is the same as the Treasury seal with an IRS inscription. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The reaction of the Obama Administration to the IRS “scandal” is the scandal.

The real scandal of the IRS “scandal” is that the Corporate Media, President Obama, Democrats, and the Internal Revenue Service itself bought into the right wing frame that the IRS, which was doing “its job,” was doing something illegal.

Shame on the Corporate Media for not accurately reporting on this issue and on the Obama Administration for rolling over to accommodate the right wing slime machine.  Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC’s “The Last Word”) was a lone exception.

Others in the Alternative Media got it right.

For example, William Boardman’s Reader Supported News article “The IRS ‘Scandal’ Scandal” makes the case in support of the IRS’s actions by presenting 19 ways in which the so-called scandal was framed.

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