WashPost’s Sargent: IRS Scandal is ‘Fever Swamp’ Stuff

-By Warner Todd Huston

Greg Sargent of The Washington Post has decided that any worries over the IRS intimidation tactics that have gotten the county so riled up is nothing but “fever swamp” nonsense.

In his June 21 post at The Plum Line, Sargent has declared the IRS scandal over. In fact, it is nothing but Republican foolishness.

Despite the very fact that the IRS has admitted that it had, indeed, targeted Obama’s critics unfairly in a purely political action, despite disclaimers of coordination even though the heads of the IRS have visited the White House hundreds of times, and despite the reports from whistleblowers that the intimidation tactics and polices came from Washington, Sargent has declared it all a myth. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Amusingly, the last point Sargent uses to “prove” that the scandal is over is that the U.S. media has stopped paying attention to it.

Sargent thinks it is strong evidence that the scandal has no basis in fact because the famously Obama-supporting progressive media has stopped talking about a scandal that could negatively affect the President.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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