Skip to comments.'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story
Posted on 04/19/2014 9:40:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on Fox & Friends leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldnt help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s if there had been a show like this to amplify his reckless allegations.
The Fox News morning show was playing one of cable talks dirtier games, and the longtime Democratic congressman from Baltimore was its target for his role in the House IRS probe. The lightweight, smiley morning crew Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were saying things no responsible anchors would. They were the kind of things that could seriously damage the reputation of an ideological foe.
(Excerpt) Read more at touch.baltimoresun.com ...
By the way, I saw the interview he wrote about. Cummings was NOT mistreated.
it is almost unbelievable that anyone would defend this shameless lying shill fore the corrupt Obama regime , Elijah Cummings . God , please send down another firey chariot and remove that bum from our midst . ( UAV)
Problem with the article is Old Joe was correct, and the left smeared him....
Very very tiny violin I hear in the distance playing: I don’t care....
The liberal (actually leftist) journalists will be fine with Obama targeting journalists as long as only conservative journalists are the targets. He'd have to go after leftist journalists for them to raise any objection.
Aren't double standards great? If the left didn't have them, they'd have no standards at all.
I wonder if this guy would like even odds on a thousand dollar bet that an impartial inquiry, if such a thing were possible, will show Elijah Cummings guilty as not-yet-charged.
“Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were saying things no responsible anchors would.”
They are NOT ‘anchors.” They are morning talk show hosts.
Sheesh. . .
Regardless of this situation, Joe McCarthy was proven correct!
Hypocrites, one and all.
This dopey reporter is dead wrong about Corrupt-oCrat Elijah Cummings
Do you mean that Cummings has given up an Sadism and "S & M " ?
I thought he was a Demorat, argueing "against truth , justice, and the American way" ?
He should be used to it ,.. as he has conducted lies in Congress committies for the last few years ,
and has been the apologist for the administration .
Don’t bother trying to deny it.
That’s the scam
“When did you stop beating your wife!!” Screams the Inquisitor.
Obviously, sir, you are a RACIST for criticizing poor ‘Lijah!
Now give us you’re money and slink back into your corner, you evil doer you.
Don’t fall for it.
.... This statement is actually proof that the media elite are absolutely totally unaware that this is what these hearings are all about!!! These investigations are all about the targeting of everybody and all things conservative or connected to the "Tea Party." It IS the new McCarthyism of today. The new litmus question is "Are you ... or have you ever been a member of the Tea Party."
No surprise here...Democrats never turn on other democrats.
There is no such word as DINO in democrat vocabulary.
........hard at work....defending their right to be tyrants
We should not be confusing them with facts.
It's an art form.
It's an art form.
Is it just me, or should there have been a barf alert attached to this sob story about poor ol’ Elijah gettin’ mistreated by FNC? I wish I’d seen that. I didn’t know FNC had anyone with the stones to mistreat ANY democRAT.
After just four days of reporting and fact-checking the story, I dont pretend to know all the facts. Overall, I am in no position to say whether Cummings behaved ethically.
But I do know there is no evidence that has been produced at this point for the accusations leveled against him as fact on Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning. I also know there was evidence available to Fox & Friends that Cummings staff could not have flagged True The Vote for the IRS.
He and the Democrat party are just smarting ( hurting ) from being caught with their hand in the cookie jar, that’s all this is.... Elijah getting caught being one of those individuals who had a part in going after conservative group with the IRS.
You now know just how far our country has fallen after reading this. One does hardly know where to start the criticism. Here’s the reason why this country will fail because “the people” like this idiot now approximate the majority & a nation is only as good or bad as its people.
If the internet had existed then, maybe the truth
would have gotten out and we wouldn’t be in the
mess we are today.
Joe was vindicated by Vernona.
There is also no evidence that has been produced at this point that shows that President Bush lied about WMD. Yet that hasn't stopped Zurawik from insisting for a decade now that Bush lied. Ah, the Double-Standard of the Self-Anointed rears its ugly head once again.
Think pelosi’s unsubstantiated charges against all republicans that they want the poor to remain poor, and who would be for amnesty if it were for “the Irish,” or Reid and his “domestic terrorists.”
Hard to feel sorry for Cummings, whose corruption has been on display for some time now.
yep , any lying scum will do .....
I stopped reading at the part that said “Baltimore Sun.”
” actually shows is Cummings staffers asking for publicly available information on True The Vote. That would be information available to anyone.
And the emails from the IRS show that executives there triple-checked to make sure only such information was included.”
Is this true? Still, even if publicly available, he still could have been pointing the finger!
I'll wager The Baltimore Sun would be safe from the dragnet.
"I don't know nuttin."
ALL OF THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL One of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon was merely "threatening" to use the Internal Revenue Service to selectively audit political opponents.
OBAMA HAS WEAPONIZED THE IRS AGAINST POLITICAL OPPONENTS ordering multiple covert campaigns of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party/conservative organizations, and those daring to criticize Obama's agenda.
<><> Seven lock-stepping Democrats scared-***tless of losing their seats ask the IRS to Investigate political opponents,
<><> Rep Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing True the Vote patriot Catherine Englebrecht....
<><> the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA were sicced on Catherine Englebrecht, as she valiantly tried to improve the US voting system.
<><> Obama said Tea Parties were a "threat to democracy."
<><> The IRS (a tax-funded L/E agency) takes its marching orders from Democrat;
THE LIKELY SUSPECTS----DEMS STOOP TO CONQUEUR
order IRS to act to save their seats by Alexander Bolton, The Hill, 2/13/14
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the IRS to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly.
Dems are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but theyre concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle. If theyre claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then thats what they should be doing, said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. If its to give them cover so they can do political activity, thats abusing the tax code. And either side."
<><><><>Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, Absolutely. Both on the left and the right, she said. As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and thats exactly what were doing.
Shaheen called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c) (4) of the tax code outrageous. Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) challenges her.<><><><>
Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 5/01(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.
That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter, he said. There are two things you dont want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You dont want secret money, and you dont want unlimited money, and thats what we have now. --SNIP-- /////NOTE: I believe the Congressional "Sergeant-at-Arms" also has arrest powers....under certain conditions.
--SNIP--The House Ways and Means Committee Republicans have not ruled out its inherent contempt authority to arrest former IRS chief Lois Lerner if Eric Holder continues to refuse to act on the panels vote to seek an investigation of Lerner and her role in the IRS targeting scandal.
The Washington Examiner reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke about the committees threat to hold Lerner in contempt: "The Ways and Means Committee, led by Chairman [Dave] Camp [R-Mich.], has conducted a serious and thorough investigation of the IRS, uncovering abuses and criminal acts that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
"As I've said, if Lois Lerner continues to refuse to testify, then the House will hold her in contempt. And we will continue to shine the light on the administration's abusive actions and use every tool at our disposal to expose the truth and ensure the American people get the answers they deserve."
The constitutional inherent contempt authority gives the House power to hold Lerner until a new Congress is convened in January 2015, which could then renew the subpoena if she continues to refuse to testify, though Republicans are not emphasizing that option.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) told The Washington Examiner, "I think we'll deal with that, should that occur, but I think this too is an ongoing investigation, and, frankly, for the attorney general to turn a blind eye to this evidence would discredit him greatly.
Site also has links to documents WRT Rep Cummings interacting with the IRS about True the Vote.
Mc Carthy was 100% right, Cummings is a lying, communist, piece of shit!
The Baltimore Sun is pretty much a completely worthless rag. It is, de facto, a propaganda arm of the VERY progressive, leftist DimocRATS running the People’s Republic of Maryland.
In Maryland, the only way I can get any newspaper not completely dishonest and leftist is through my subscription to the Wall Street Journal.
Yeah? Fast-forward 60 years. Newsflash: McCarthy was RIGHT!
Let’s look at the number of people that were “mistreated” by Cummings and then we will talk.
F U B O!
“If Cummings wanted publicly available information why would he be asking the IRS for it in an email?”
Could it be “publicly available” but only by going through the irs? I have no idea, but cummings is disgusting!