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Let's talk about coverage of the new developments on the IRS political profiling scandal President Obama just weighed in saying if anyone at the tax agency did target conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
They would be held accountable and while the president is apparently outraged there are charges that some of the new shows are skipping over the IRS story.
There are even suggestions of a double standard of sorts tickle us.
Just imagine Donna Brazil if the George W Bush Administration had this -- IRS -- out in Cincinnati of course.
Saying we're gonna target groups of the word progressive and that title we would have all hell breaking -- Let's talk about it with our FOX News Watch panel -- panel today Jim Pinkerton is contributing editor and writer for the American conservative magazine Alan Colmes is the host of the Alan Colmes show.
And the author of thank the liberals for saving America.
This just broke on Friday afternoon is IRS thing -- a lot of people may have spent the weekend you know hunting down Mother's Day cards and red roses and stuff.
And may not be entirely aware of what's going on the BI RS was apparently.
In the wake of the Citizens United decision when lots of groups are applying for tax exempt status.
The IRS singles out conservative groups.
For extra scrutiny your take on on the way it's been covered -- Well I think while it is just emerging now the president just spoke about it a little bit ago in a joint news comes with David Cameron is visiting from from my England.
It is outrageous -- you know George will had it right.
And if democratic progressive groups were targeted.
I would be outrageous that progressive and liberal and we should all be outraged regardless of which group is targeted because -- it could happen then it can happen any of us and it is it is truly outrageous I thought the president's comments were correct today when he said.
That this will not stand he will not stand for and we got to find uttered by the way -- apparently it was known in the IRS as early as 2011.
What -- take this long to come to light I think that's an important question as well.
And Tom Brokaw was on nine MSNBC this morning apparently saying.
And -- there's so I'm sorry Jim that.
That this is just sort of -- -- have been welcome to the second term Mr.
President as though this is just another one of those things have been doubles president after they win reelection.
Right and and Carl Bernstein of course of the Watergate fame pictured.
Morning Joseph Joseph Scarborough that lawlessness couldn't possibly reach the White House -- -- is surely just a few bad apples of the IR -- of the guy who didn't -- Richard Nixon's word for it.
Forty years ago and rightly so and yet now with -- Obama seems -- in advance.
It reminds me a little bit of you know people are saying listen you know.
-- -- -- that the Boston bombs -- lone wolves not touched anybody -- this kind of instant certainty that this didn't go any further than the immediate -- factors.
Is is a mystery to me and I look back on how to write it happened two years ago there's lots of investigation begun.
Right -- news this morning and as the story about the IRS telling me these these sub meter to the IRS is -- investigating to knock -- off.
That was in July of 2011.
And obviously they can't they can't doubt that and -- -- times in march of 2012 was praising the IRS for being aggressive on this is James Toronto played on the Wall Street Journal so.
There's a lot.
-- to unravel here.
I'm let's hope the president really means it when he is what he said in the press conference a moment -- there.
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