The IRS Scrutinized Liberal and Conservative Groups; Which Got the Most Publicity?

05/15/13 Robert Lorei
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Today on Radioactivity, host Rob Lorei took a closer look into the investigation on the IRS for its scrutiny of the Tea Party. His guest, a Tea Party media spokesperson went into further detail about the party's stance on the report. The show also touched on the role of the IRS during the Bush administration and how they went after peace, civil rights and environmental groups.

Find the transcript below:

The Los Angeles Times is reporting this morning that “The Justice Department began a criminal investigation Tuesday into overzealous scrutiny by the IRS of applications for tax exemptions by conservative groups, an improper targeting that an inspector general's report blamed on a confused staff and lax oversight."

To get the Tea Party perspective on the revelations about the IRS- we’re joined now by Scottie Nell Hughes, the News Editor of the Tea Party News Network. Scottie also serves as a columnist for and

The Tea Party has repeatedly taken on the IRS. Here’s Rick Barber a candidate for Congress from Alabama who ran in 2010.


Salon. Com looked at the history of IRS investigating liberal groups in an article published yesterday by Alez Seitz-Wald. The article is entitled When the IRS Targeted Liberals. I spoke with Alex earlier this morning and asked him what does it mean when reports this week say the IRS targeted The Tea Party.

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