Bingo. But not to lapdogs who are too busy begging for an extra bowl of kibble.

Yep. Remember, the media turned Romney’s statement on Benghazi into a date that will live in infamy. 

The fish wrap of record finally promoted the IRS’ targeting of conservatives to the first page, after attempting to bury it.

But if you think the actual story is the chilling actions of the IRS, guess again!

That’s right. Check out the headline via screenshot:

NYT-IRS-GOP-headline

And there’s more in the article itself:

Since last year’s elections, Republicans in Congress have struggled for traction on their legislative efforts, torn between conservatives who drove the agenda after their 2010 landslide and new voices counseling a shift in course to reflect President Obama’s re-election and the loss of Republican seats in the House and the Senate.

But the accusations of I.R.S. abuse are sure to fuel an effort that appears to be uniting dispirited Republicans and their conservative political base: investigating Mr. Obama and his administration. Republicans are pushing a portrayal of an administration overreaching its authority and punishing its enemies.

Poor “dispirited” Republicans finally have something around which to rally. So they’ve been targeted by the IRS. Big whoop! Like Obama henchman David Plouffe said, they totally had it coming for “flourishing” and all.

Citizens on Twitter are disgusted and rightfully so.

https://twitter.com/lesgovmorfre/status/333928069742096384

Heh. How nefarious!

For shame, lapdogs. For shame.

  • not_retired

    Not the GOP. We the People have an issue.

    • Kevin

      Exactly, the left SHOULD be outraged! If you don’t stand up when abuse of power comes after those whom you disagree with, there will be no one left to stand up when they come after you. The nation has lost sight of this.

  • lillymckim

    The real story is the “why” Obama leaked/released the IRS story.
    Obama/Hillary wants the Benghazi story to go away.

    • digitalPimple

      It was coming out in a report soon and the IRS is trying to do damage control before we see all the details. My guess is this report maybe far worse than the PR they tossed out thus far.

      So I heard…

  • I M Free

    Its an issue of the country

  • CitizenEgg

    2nd look at Obama’s enemies list? It’s not just for drones anymore.

  • truckee22

    Its amazing how the MSM will twist any story to support their cause or lessen it’s impact.

  • CatHerder

    Call me crazy, but I’d think everybody would be concerned regardless of their political affiliation.

  • nc

    Maybe there’s light at the end of the tunnel yet. If the NYT is so drunk on its own Koolaid (it must, how else could it have the nerve to print this?) then their power lock on News Dissemination may soon become a thing of the past.

    Then again, that light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train.

  • TheMandarin

    The Benghazi cover-up and those scum down at the IRS–two exquisite examples of poor governance from the most deceitful government in our nation’s history.

    But the biggest criminal is the MSM in its dereliction of duty, aiding in the downfall of our country.

    • Paul

      government is the only thing we all belong to

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    #FixedIt ==> .@NYTimes -F*CK! We Got Caught! AGAIN!

  • arttie

    BO has achieved transparency. His administration is so transparent we now get to see the vile rot at its core.

  • digitalPimple

    NYTimes does not care that the IRS did this, they are just pissed that it may help their “opposition”. Can you be anymore in the tank for this clown in the White House?

    This is an opinion piece. Since when does opinion make A1?

  • GrindingMills

    From a political science perspective, the IRS has presented the GOP with a second great attack line on the administration in the last week. As Rahm says, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” I completely agree (shockingly) with the NYT.

  • Guest

    So basically, it’s really a non-issue that Conservative groups were targeted purely for political reasons, but the GOP are going to exploit it? Is that what they’re getting at?

  • Squirrel!

    ….. because Democrats thinks it’s okay unless your name is Richard M. Nixon and you have an “R” after your name. All Americans should be concerned about this just like Benghazi & many other issues.

  • ObamaFail

    NYT is more concerned about the fact that this is another mark against the current administration.

  • Clayton Grant

    In his Jan 27, 2010 SOTU address, President Obama strongly criticised the SCOTUS’ Citizens United decision. If anyone thinks his comments then, the 2009 DHS report on watching Conservative groups and this IRS scandal now are unrelated, you need a serious reality check.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Really, NYT, an issue? Just one?

  • stuckinIL4now

    Really, NYT, an issue? Just one?

  • http://twitter.com/FredBaumann2 Fred Baumann

    Why all this sturm und drang over the NYT? It was, is, and shall remain crap. Let it die in the embarrassing silence it so richly deserves.

    • Lickylick

      No fucking way this dies in embarrassing silence. The IRS is an agency of crooks targeting people who are your fellow countrymen using tyrannical strong arm methods to illegally extract wealth from them and harass them without cause or provocation. If you refer to letting the NYT die in silence, I would rather see them go out in a huge ball of flames so to do it quickly and so everyone could see the fail of their ways.

  • http://twitter.com/FredBaumann2 Fred Baumann

    Why all this sturm und drang over the NYT? It was, is, and shall remain crap. Let it die in the embarrassing silence it so richly deserves.

  • Carter Russell

    I wish I could make the world understand how little I care about the faux battle between Dems and Repubs, and how much I care about First Amendment rights?

    • Lickylick

      Good to see another human understands it does not matter what the letter is after the name, we seem to get the same crap out of them in DC.

  • Carter Russell

    I wish I could make the world understand how little I care about the faux battle between Dems and Repubs, and how much I care about First Amendment rights?

  • http://twitter.com/murphylinn Murphy Linn Spears

    Those piles of shit behind the White House are starting to give off steam

  • http://twitter.com/murphylinn Murphy Linn Spears

    Those piles of shit behind the White House are starting to give off steam

  • americanlatina11

    I bet Romney staffers will all be audited this year…

    • Jack Deth

      No bet.

      Romney’s donors from 2012 have been under constant IRS audit since their first large checks.

    • Jack Deth

      No bet.

      Romney’s donors from 2012 have been under constant IRS audit since their first large checks.

  • americanlatina11

    I bet Romney staffers will all be audited this year…

  • Jack Deth

    Just as “Everyone hates The Phone Company” in ‘The President’s Analyst’.

    Everyone hates the IRS.

  • Jack Deth

    Just as “Everyone hates The Phone Company” in ‘The President’s Analyst’.

    Everyone hates the IRS.

  • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

    NYT: “…torn between conservatives who drove the agenda after their 2010 landslide and new voices counseling a shift in course…”.

    That’s a lie. The Voices counseling for a shift in course were the same conservatives who drove the agenda that caused the 2010 landslide. We conservatives refer to it as the “Tea Party” movement. They are one and the same and are still trying to elect representation, despite the overwhelming corruption of the DNC, Media and GOP.

  • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

    NYT: “…torn between conservatives who drove the agenda after their 2010 landslide and new voices counseling a shift in course…”.

    That’s a lie. The Voices counseling for a shift in course were the same conservatives who drove the agenda that caused the 2010 landslide. We conservatives refer to it as the “Tea Party” movement. They are one and the same and are still trying to elect representation, despite the overwhelming corruption of the DNC, Media and GOP.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    “The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!” cries Prog Revere.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      “Ethical journalism, ethical journalism!!” cries “The Country”…

      In the meantime, we weep…for our nation.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    “The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!” cries Prog Revere.

  • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

    Liberal Media is always trying to set the narrative against conservatives, even when conservatives are being harassed by our own Government.

  • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

    Liberal Media is always trying to set the narrative against conservatives, even when conservatives are being harassed by our own Government.

  • Carlon Ginn Dixon

    I wonder which “Journalist” on the NYT is related to someone in the Obama Admin?

  • Carlon Ginn Dixon

    I wonder which “Journalist” on the NYT is related to someone in the Obama Admin?

  • Marvin Nelson

    Crap, I can’t use the NYT to wrap my fish any longer. The bile spewing forth would surely spoil a good fish. Oh, well, guess I’ll use WAPO or Huffington.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Crap, I can’t use the NYT to wrap my fish any longer. The bile spewing forth would surely spoil a good fish. Oh, well, guess I’ll use WAPO or Huffington.

  • MurphTacular

    Naturally, many here choose to get FIRED UP over a headline without appearing to have read the story – the first two paragraphs of which ARE about the IRS’s deplorable actions. The reason the story’s about the GOP using it as an issue is b/c that’s WHAT HAPPENED with the story most recently. There’s nothing new from the still-as-yet-unreleased report, but the issue is gaining traction – unlike “Fast and Furious” – outside of the usual places and could unite the GOP. So, what did you want the NYT to do? Just repeat the info they’d already ran on Saturday? Pfft … First you guys didn’t like the story’s placement, now you don’t like the headline … What’s next? Grousing about photo captions? LOL.

    • skhpcola

      Naturally, a progtard trolling a conservative website gets FIRED UP over conservatives trashing a progtard propaganda piece. You’ve made the attempt, but you simply don’t measure up, MurphCrapular.

    • Lickylick

      You sir are a dumbass and have no concept of right and wrong. But that is to be expected from a liberal jackass.

      • MurphTacular

        Please note that neither of the two posts my comments received discuss the substance of my argument, but opt instead to simply hurl insults in my direction. Hmmm … :>

    • arrow2010

      Go away libtard.

      • MurphTacular

        LOL.

        • ryano

          LOL yourself, brownshirt. You must be so proud of the IRS.

  • MurphTacular

    Naturally, many here choose to get FIRED UP over a headline without appearing to have read the story – the first two paragraphs of which ARE about the IRS’s deplorable actions. The reason the story’s about the GOP using it as an issue is b/c that’s WHAT HAPPENED with the story most recently. There’s nothing new from the still-as-yet-unreleased report, but the issue is gaining traction – unlike “Fast and Furious” – outside of the usual places and could unite the GOP. So, what did you want the NYT to do? Just repeat the info they’d already ran on Saturday? Pfft … First you guys didn’t like the story’s placement, now you don’t like the headline … What’s next? Grousing about photo captions? LOL.

  • gold7406

    and yes folks the administration’s supporters get another pie in the face. “dirty tricks part deux”

  • gold7406

    and yes folks the administration’s supporters get another pie in the face. “dirty tricks part deux”

  • BAW

    You know how some individuals abuse their right to free speech by shouting lies? The press is far worse. It’s not just some random nuts, it’s “the press” – the whole – that shamefully abuses the constitutional freedom to support their ideology and political agenda. The “smarter than us” “morally superior” press which should be ashamed but can’t no longer tell right from wrong.

  • BAW

    You know how some individuals abuse their right to free speech by shouting lies? The press is far worse. It’s not just some random nuts, it’s “the press” – the whole – that shamefully abuses the constitutional freedom to support their ideology and political agenda. The “smarter than us” “morally superior” press which should be ashamed but can’t no longer tell right from wrong.

  • Guest

    Who would expect the Noo Yawk Times to take any viewpoint,
    other than that contrary to Republicans.
    It is a failing, left wing comic,
    without any ethical or journalistic merit.

  • Guest

    Who would expect the Noo Yawk Times to take any viewpoint,
    other than that contrary to Republicans.
    It is a failing, left wing comic,
    without any ethical or journalistic merit.

  • neoface

    NYT is definitely un-American, picking to back Obama rather than the principle of this country. Shame!!!! Is NYT getting a tax break or just afraid Oblamer might stick the IRS on them. Isn’t that dictatorship or communism to send the SS troops out to keep on its citizens on the leash?

  • Zefal

    Diane Sawyer: Let us go now to government ethics expert on his thoughts.

    Joe Blow Ethics Expert: That’s right, Diane, the GOP’s possible use of this issue is the unethical aspect to this kerfuffle.

    Diane Sawyer: Thank you Mr. Blow for that insightful look at this issue. Again, That’s was Senior Fellow Joe Blow, ethics expert of the impartial Brookings Institute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/1252355351 Adrian Vance

    It should give everyone an issue. You may be next if you use “the wrong words!” Which words will be wrong next week? That is the danger.

    See The Two Minute Conservative via Google or: http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv When you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.