Myths/the IRS targeted conservatives

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Myth

Claim: The IRS specifically targeted "conservative" organizations for review of their tax-exempt status while leaving liberal organizations alone.

Example

  • "IRS got its budget cut because they were willingly used as tools to suppress the political liberty of conservative groups. They got what they deserved."[1]

Reality

This is completely false, and was a fake scandal created and maintained by the Republican Party with the assistance of the media.

See Fake scandals/IRS for details.

Sources

  1. 2015-04-19 comment by "Lord Effington Three Sticks" on Robert Cringely's blog