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On IRS, Ezra Klein is Still an Idiot, and so is the White House

William Gensert Wrote: May 21, 2013 7:02 AM
What is more significant, is that not one conservative group was approved in 27 months. Clearly, they were running out the clock.

Over the weekend the New York Times carried a story on the front page about the IRS scandal. The subhead of the story proclaims: “Scrutiny went beyond conservative groups.”

Want proof?

“Overseen by a revolving cast of midlevel managers,” writes the Times, “stalled by miscommunication with I.R.S. lawyers and executives in Washington and confused about the rules they were enforcing, the Cincinnati specialists flagged virtually every application with Tea Party in its name. But their review went beyond conservative groups: more than 400 organizations came under scrutiny, including at least two dozen liberal-leaning ones and some that...