With the possible exception of the TSA, the Internal Revenue Service might be the most hated government agency around, but revelations that the IRS was specifically targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny won it some new fans. Bette Midler, for one, sent her thanks to the agency for doing what it could to silence political “hate” groups like the Tea Party.

On the other hand, the IRS’ shameless intimidation tactics have angered actor Ken Wahl, who as star of “Wiseguy” made it his business to take down organized crime. We’re glad to know that fighting spirit wasn’t just an act.