|"IRS is picking on us" - John Boy|
When the news media get bothered by IRS practices, or when they get bothered by secret government seizure of their phone records, often there is a bigger story that is not being reported (see e.g. Warriors Press For Propaganda - 4).
Regular readers know that Dredd Blog has many posts over a span of time of several years which have had to do with the IRS when it was a toy of the king, when it was a toy of presidents, and when it was a toy of The Department of Just Us (DOJ).
Here are some examples:
So, as you may surmise, this conservative media story that "IRS is requiring neoCon political hit groups to toe-the-line for a change" is not the big story the media pumps it up to be.
I say that because the IRS is always doing something all rogue and mavericky somewhere to some citizen as the above posts show (but John Boy doesn't cry then as he is now).
That is why Dredd Blog, after running across a story of the recent use of tactical nuclear artillery shells in Syria, wondered if that is the story the mass media is covering up for The Wartocracy.
This whining by the Establishment Media is unavailing since they are silent when those things happen regularly to the 99% of us whom their 1% puppeteers are constantly abusing.
John Boy (in "kosher drag") petitions IRS for relief: