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Ed Show Sweeps IRS Conservative-Targeting Under Table: 'Much Ado About Nothing'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/12/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

New day and time, same old liberal slop. Ed Schultz returned to MSNBC yesterday in his new, relegated-to-the-ratings-desert slot of weekend afternoons.

One of the topics was the targeting by the IRS of conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Predictably, Schultz & Co. did all they could to sweep the scandal under the carpet. Schultz suggested the IRS had nothing to apologize for, while the ever-prolix Michael Eric Dyson actually claimed it was "much ado about nothing," and was even willing to diss President Obama's power, saying he lacked the "juice" to have ordered the IRS attacks.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edschultz; investigations; irs; michaelericdyson

1 posted on 05/12/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Schultz and guest try to sweept IRS targeting of conservatives under table. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 7:57:16 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let the hyprocrite ‘tard have his show. Its far more important what the politically unengaged think than the spastic left, and most Americans hate the IRS.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 8:00:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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I noticed the Cable ratings the other day and it appears that ALL the MSNBC weekday shows trail Fox, CNN, Comedy Central and Headline News. If I were a Comcast Stockholder, I would begin to question the wisdom of the Board of Directors in accepting this mediocrity. As far as Ed in the weekend....Who Cares?


5 posted on 05/12/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MS in MSNBC stands for Microsoft. Just wonder if Bill Gates, the country’s most successful entrepreneur and capitalist, has some sort of weird geek sense of humor by financing this clown parade. Or perhaps he has some deep conflicted guilt about his success and wealth.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 8:05:15 AM PDT by allendale
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7 posted on 05/12/2013 8:06:00 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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What Newsbusters should be doing with guys like Schultz et al is minimize them doing a who’s listening by posting their rating numbers. Rather than their doing a counterpoint presentation with a link to them.


8 posted on 05/12/2013 8:27:37 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: allendale

MSNBC back in the mid-90s, when it debuted, was a completely different network. It was supposed to be some sort of TV/online experiment. I remember that it was mostly just boring news stories that went on for about 10 minutes each.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 8:35:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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10 posted on 05/12/2013 8:48:58 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
IRS-gazi...
11 posted on 05/12/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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This may be the first ever time that a review of a TV show generates MORE viewers than those who actually watched the show...


12 posted on 05/12/2013 8:56:42 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Special Ed needs to be audited and scrutinized by the IRS. He’ll find out what “nothing” really is.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 8:58:47 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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This guy is the dumbest of the lib talking heads. And that is saying something....


14 posted on 05/12/2013 9:19:23 AM PDT by Pigsley (a)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Michael Eric Dyson actually claimed it was "much ado about nothing," and was even willing to diss President Obama's power, saying he lacked the "juice" to have ordered the IRS attacks.

Theoretically true.

But everyone knows that if the a politically appointed IRS Commissioner calls a director and says check out this organization carefully that the director is going to call a manager who is going to call supervisor who is going to call a case officer doing the review of the organization’s application and what should have been a simple review will suddenly become an in depth anal probing.

All of those layers of middle management will make getting to the root of the malfeasance difficult which is exactly what Obama and the Congressman wanted when they made the request for IRS investigations.

15 posted on 05/12/2013 9:19:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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They had to move Mister Ed to weekends because more and more of the prison inmates they were showing on weekends were too ashamed to be shown on MSNBC.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 9:42:44 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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He would say the same about Stalin’s genocide, much as our ambassador back then agreed that torture and execution made sense for those people that made their ‘revolution’ more difficult by opposing certain policies.

That’s why these people are extremely dangerous.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 10:09:35 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have to add a personal grievance against the bureaucratic sob’s who work at the IRS in Ogden Utah. After my wifes death I called asking about an extension on filing my return. The a-hole who took my call said (I was a practicing MD). he said “you are a doctor, you must not be any good if you cannot send us a check” Not believing my ears, I said what did you say? Answer “you heard me doc, you are no good”. I slammed the phone down without getting his name. I vowed to never contact these @#$$#@ again. Such is the crap that is in the IRS


18 posted on 05/12/2013 12:24:27 PM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wonder what he would say if they targeted “green” instead of “tea party”?


19 posted on 05/12/2013 12:42:52 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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The Obama-era press has been permananently tarnished by its actions - or LACK of actions - in this era of astounding administrative corruption as they collectively bend over backwards to lick Obama’s *ss.


20 posted on 05/12/2013 1:48:57 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wasn’t aware that this tub-o’-lard still had a show.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 1:52:12 PM PDT by windsorknot
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