The IRS apologized Friday for singling out conservative groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names for audits of their applications for tax-exempt status. Translation: We’re sorry we got caught.

Want to read about that in the New York Times before lining your bird cage? Try page A11.

If you look really hard, you can find a below-the-fold teaser on the front page.

It’s also buried on the New York Times website.

Reminder: The Fishwrap of Record squeed with delight last year and patted the IRS on the back for a job well done.

Exit question:

Will the editorial be retracted? We won’t hold our breath.


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AP: IRS is totally sorry for targeting groups with names that include ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’