Networks Finally Notice IRS's 'Black Eye' Due to 'Lost' Lois Lerner E-mails

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<p><em>[More in the cross-post on the MRC's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/06/20/networks-finally-…; target="_blank">NewsBusters blog</a>.]</em></p><p>The Big Three networks' evening newscasts on 20 June 2014 finally noticed the latest development in the IRS scandal (they <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2014/06/19/lois-lerners-hard-…; target="_blank">omitted it</a> on Thursday), after Rep. Paul Ryan grilled Commissioner John Koskinen earlier in the day. ABC's David Muir spotlighted "the outrage...involving the IRS claiming to have lost thousands of crucial documents – lawmakers asking, how can the tax man be let off the hook for losing documents, while ordinary taxpayers would never get away with that?"<br /><br />NBC's Brian Williams noted how Koskinen claimed that the IRS "lost evidence in the investigation into how they handled conservative political groups...and given how long the IRS holds on to things like our tax returns, some members of Congress just aren't buying it" CBS's Nancy Cordes zeroed in on congressional Democrats' attack on their Republican colleagues over the scandal – something that ABC and NBC didn't do:<br /><br />NANCY CORDES: Republicans have long suggested Lerner was urged by the White House to hold up applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups before the 2012 elections. Democrats, like Lloyd Doggett of Texas, mocked that as just another conspiracy theory.</p>

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