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The Media's Tea Party Moment
National Review ^ | May 17, 2013 | National Review

Posted on 05/17/2013 6:49:25 AM PDT by National Review

Journalists should stop rolling their eyes when people warn against tyranny.

By Rich Lowry

Rarely has the White House briefing room so resembled the main ballroom at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

After news broke of a sweeping Justice Department subpoena of the Associated Press telephone records, White House press secretary Jay Carney didn’t so much have to deal with querulous reporters pressing him on all fronts. He had to deal with citizens bristling with anger over perceived encroachments on their rights by an overweening government.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; obama; richlowry; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:49:25 AM PDT by National Review
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What we know so far:

” - - - Sarah Hall Ingram had been serving as commissioner of the office responsible for tax exempt organizations from 2009 to 2012, and has since left to serve as director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act division. While still the commissioner of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division, she was assigned to head the implementation of ObamaCare at the IRS in 2010 after the law was enacted. It is not clear when she stopped being the head of the tax-exempt office or how active her role was there while she was implementing ObamaCare. - - - “

What usually happens BEFORE promotion, lateral transfer, or demotion of an employee in almost all large business or government bureaus:


The question for our sorry RINO Congressional politicians to be asking:


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:53:58 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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The kicker will be when they learn the administration was not only grabbing their call records, but also recording their conversations.

3 posted on 05/17/2013 7:50:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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looks like obama teabagged us all.

4 posted on 05/17/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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I am on numerous mainline and left-of-center journalism discussion groups where I usually stay quiet, except that I occasionally stand up for gun rights or religious freedom issues based on First and Second Amendment grounds, trying to be careful to use arguments that liberals can’t effectively argue against without appearing to be hypocrites.

The Obama Administration’s actions against the Associated Press have greatly infuriated people all across the political spectrum in the news media. Many conservatives think reporters are monolithically liberal. That isn’t true, but using police agencies to spy on media is so far out of line and such an affront to liberal values that pretty much everybody in the media who talks about this is angry.

Remember that there’s been a lot of anger on the left that President Obama hasn’t done enough to promote his liberal principles. Liberals aren’t necessarily all that happy with Obama, either, though for very different reasons from us. The actions against the Associated Press are not going to be forgotten any time soon.

5 posted on 05/17/2013 12:28:08 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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