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Thanks journalism Bill -- in the -- -- -- Bernie segment tonight last week the house Ways and Means Committee heard riveting testimony.
From the leaders of six conservative groups allege they were targeted by the IRS and that scrutiny hurt both them and their organizations.
Factor covered the story fairly -- extensively but not everybody emulated us.
ABC news -- CNN primetime didn't cover the hearings at all not thinking about dumb.
CBS evening and the CBS morning news -- the hearings three minutes total.
And NBC nightly news and -- sedation also gave the hearings three minutes that's a miniscule amount time.
That is up from Asheville, North Carolina purveyor Bernard Goldberg dot com mr.
Goldberg so you at the left.
Leaning national television media I was surprised ABC and CNN.
In prime time.
We can cover the story at all life right did they forget or what do you think.
-- -- listen I think there're just a couple of things that we should all be able to agree upon whether -- liberals or conservatives or Democrats or Republicans.
One of them is that in a free country the main role of the press is to keep and I and government.
To keep an -- and the the abuses of government that's why.
The press -- constitutional protections and the second point we all ought to be able to agree on.
Is that when Americans testify before the United States congress.
About abuses of the IRS.
That's a legitimate news story.
Where most Americans.
Get their news either as you correctly say.
Ignored the story entirely.
Or played it way way down and gave it only a few minutes I think it's a safe bet bill that if this were.
If we had a Republican in the White House who would have been if I mean they would have been there would have been all over but there's one thing I can't I don't understand.
It it is said often that President Obama doesn't like.
The media doesn't like that the press I can't figure this out if they were doing their job honestly.
If if they were covering this honestly and Ben -- honestly.
His approval ratings would be at least twenty points lower than than they are.
Say you be happy to press likes and so much you know -- ABC news.
That that confuses me.
Brian Ross very aggressive investigative reported and find work in uncovering government -- all right.
Doesn't seeing -- -- doesn't seem to be a far left.
Agenda driven person.
Scene -- and and they don't -- covered at all I I.
They took this this a great -- and a great point they'll I was I would have said.
If -- in the Indian if you didn't say that ABC news is the worse shame on Diane Sawyer.
She is an intelligent.
Used to work at CBS I knew were there she's an intelligent journalist.
They had time the night of the testimony before congress.
To run a story about window washers.
Dressing up as superheroes.
To entertain kids in a hospital I am not against that kind of story.
But not at the expense.
Of something as important.
As Americans testifying about the IRS abuse around I don't I don't know what's -- what's going on there is political or simply.
That they're going light.
But it's it's shame on ABC is the worst of all of them as far as I'm concerned.
Well they know better aren't.
So far even -- -- factor tonight right -- -- -- -- this NSA thing fairly movement fair here.
Lately I've yet you don't you know why you've been fair because because the -- -- -- of all sides have been covered but we -- let me give you my take on this quickly.
I care about civil liberties I guess I should be more concerned about the US government.
Snooping on so many Americans but I'm going to be honest with the bill.
I'm not I'm not concerned not right now anyway.
When -- -- as I've heard on TV people saying we live in a police state you and I have covered stories in police states.
This is not.
A police state.
This going after terrorists is not the same -- going -- litter box so so we have to -- privacy.
And when President Obama says this is about trust he's absolutely right but that's precisely.
The problem and you've touched on this during the program.
Trust is precisely the problem.
When you have the IRS.
Going after Americans because of their political beliefs when you have high ranking government officials.
Misleading Americans about Ben Ghazi when you have Eric Holder under all -- absolute least actual least misleading congress about.
You know what would when he went after a James Rosen.
When I have more confidence.
In the veracity of the world wrestling federation than ideal in this federal government.
Then Americans have a right to wonder.
Despite what they're doing today where it may all lead that's the problem.
Well and as there's a bigger problem now.
Where you see a guy like Rosen all right targeted in a very very specific way by the attorney general who's.
Put his name on a document that said you know what.
James Rosen may be a co conspirator in -- security leak and is a flight risk.
This was the attorney general putting his name on this kind of -- ridiculous document.
Right right now.
We have allegations that emails from private citizens are being accumulated.
And there are going to be -- the new top so some 29 year old kid can sort through it.
And send whatever he wants stand -- So that's what is frightening.
Here's -- -- -- of that on the one hand I'm not worried about that today I'm not maybe I should be but I'm not.
On the other hand when you have as you correctly say the attorney general doing what he's doing and all the other.
Mischief in and half truths that a going around.
I don't I don't think somebody's paranoid because they say.
If this government can go after Americans for their political beliefs and -- and the part of the government is the Internal Revenue Service.
Yeah they have a right to be concerned -- On the learning -- might happen not only got dressed and the attorney general so we gotta get they have we have -- know what they're doing and that's.
What we have -- -- nobody yet and I'm there are guys specifically say what I'm not I'm not worried today.
But I understand why people.
-- be worried about what's gonna happen tomorrow Bernie thank you -- on.
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