targeting http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/10163/all en CBS, Bloomberg and Vox Attack Turbo Tax Owner http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media claim Intuit is trying to keep IRS tax code complicated, offer little evidence, hype Soros-funded group’s study. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Despite a flurry of scandals surrounding the IRS, the media still trust the government, and liberal groups, more than corporations.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Patriotism Politics Taxes audit bloomberg cbs conservative groups George Soros Intuit IRS IRS scandal NPR propublica Scandal soros funding targeting tax forms Tea Party groups Turbo Tax Vox Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +0000 julia.seymour 46039 at http://mrc.org 186 Conservative and Tea Party Leaders Join Bozell, Limbaugh to Demand Media Stop Censoring IRS Scandal http://mrc.org/press-releases/186-conservative-and-tea-party-leaders-join-bozell-limbaugh-demand-media-stop-censori <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal baby gets more coverage in three days than IRS scandal in over ten weeks </div> </div> </div> <p>RESTON, VA – Today, 186 leaders of the Conservative Movement and the Tea Party – including congressmen, national conservative leaders, and Tea Party leaders from coast-to-coast – joined Media Research Center President <b>Brent Bozell</b>’s call to action.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/186-conservative-and-tea-party-leaders-join-bozell-limbaugh-demand-media-stop-censori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases brent bozell IRS Rush Limbaugh targeting Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:00:58 +0000 mrc.marketing 44126 at http://mrc.org 23 Liberal Media Outlets, Including MSNBC Defend IRS Tea Party Probe http://mrc.org/articles/23-liberal-media-outlets-including-msnbc-defend-irs-tea-party-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing operations say conservatives deserved to be targeted. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Blame the victim! Twenty-three liberal news operations have taken that strategy about the IRS attack on conservative nonprofits. Fifteen of the 63 members of the left-wing Media Consortium have thrown their support behind the IRS’s investigation. The 15 organizations either wrote or re-posted stories defending the IRS actions.</p><p dir="ltr">Another eight liberal outlets, including MSNBC, ran similar stories. Altogether, these outlets have received a combined total of more $14 million dollars from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations since 2000.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/23-liberal-media-outlets-including-msnbc-defend-irs-tea-party-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media alternet Campaign Legal Center conservative groups conservative nonprofits Democracy 21 George Soros IRS Lawrence O'Donnell media consortium mother jones MSNBC open society foundations patriot patriotism Scandal targeting Tea Party Fri, 17 May 2013 15:31:41 +0000 julia.seymour 43608 at http://mrc.org IRS Apologizes for Politically Motivated Tea Party Scrutiny Once Applauded By NY Times Editorial Page http://mrc.org/articles/irs-apologizes-politically-motivated-tea-party-scrutiny-once-applauded-ny-times-editorial-p <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Scandalous news that the Internal Revenue Service intimidated nonprofit opponents of the Obama administration made page 11 of Saturday's <em>New York Times</em>. The IRS apology to Tea Party and other conservative organizations for unfair politically motivated targeting of their nonprofit status was dealt with in mild fashion by reporter Jonathan Weisman, though not on the front page. "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/politics/irs-apologizes-to-conservative-groups-over-application-audits.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">I.R.S.</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/irs-apologizes-politically-motivated-tea-party-scrutiny-once-applauded-ny-times-editorial-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial IRS Jonathan Weisman targeting Tea Party Washington Post Mon, 13 May 2013 15:16:57 +0000 clay.waters 43547 at http://mrc.org