IRS http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1024/all en Tix Day http://mrc.org/cartoons/tix-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2599" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Tix%20Day.jpg?1429293068" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 15, 2015 - 1:43pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Taxes government government agencies IRS tax Tax Day taxes Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:51:09 +0000 julia.seymour 48711 at http://mrc.org Obamacare Penalty Starts Hitting Taxpayers, Nets Ignore in 91% of Stories http://mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Millions of Americans could face tax penalties, but could be surprised since broadcast media barely mentioned it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Surprise! Millions of uninsured Americans could owe Uncle Sam extra this tax season because of Obamacare.</p><p dir="ltr">The IRS began penalizing tax filers this year if they failed to purchase insurance in 2014. Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included an insurance mandate.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Taxes abc Affordable Care Act cbs Health Care Health Insurance health insurance mandate IRS Mandates NBC obamacare Regulation tax forms tax penalty taxes uninsured Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:04 +0000 julia.seymour 48638 at http://mrc.org Nets Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Developments, ABC Hasn’t Touched in 10 Months http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-developments-abc-hasnt-touched-10-months <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/IRSGraphicB.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />Today House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued more <a href="https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/573162752816107522">subpeonas</a> for documents and hardware in the IRS scandal probe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/nets-refuse-report-latest-irs-scandal-developments-abc-hasnt-touched-10-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:16 +0000 geoff.dickens 48370 at http://mrc.org CBS Defends IRS Against Republican ‘Payback’ Cuts to IRS Budget http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-defends-irs-against-republican-payback-cuts-irs-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IRS promises cuts will cause poor customer service, inability to track Obamacare money. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The public may have little use for the IRS, but CBS rose to the federal agency’s defense on Jan. 15, 2015. National Correspondent Wyatt Andrews spun against budget cuts and accused Republican’s of political “payback” for the IRS targeting scandal.</p> <p>CBS “This Morning” defended the IRS against budget cuts claiming they “could have serious consequences for Americans this tax season.” These cuts were Congressional Republicans’ “payback for the targeting scandal when IRS officials investigated mostly conservative groups applying for tax exempt status,” according to CBS. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-defends-irs-against-republican-payback-cuts-irs-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Taxes cbs IRS Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:33:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 48018 at http://mrc.org IRS Admits They Never Looked for Lerner's Missing Emails, Networks Skip Revelation http://mrc.org/biasalerts/irs-admits-they-never-looked-lerners-missing-emails-networks-skip-revelation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Lerner.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On November 5, <a href="http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/irs-admits-court-hasnt-searched-missing-lerner-emails/">Judicial Watch</a> announced that the IRS admitted “that it failed to search any of the IRS standard computer systems for the ‘missing’ emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/irs-admits-they-never-looked-lerners-missing-emails-networks-skip-revelation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs IRS Judicial Watch Lois Lerner NBC Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:10:18 +0000 geoff.dickens 47568 at http://mrc.org Network Priorities: 57X More Coverage of NFL Scandals Than Obama Scandals http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/network-priorities-57x-more-coverage-nfl-scandals-obama-scandals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Peterson2.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />In the crucial weeks leading up to the midterm elections, the broadcast networks were obsessed with scandals, but not any of the Obama administration controversies that might influence how voters behave on Election Day. No, despite revelations in the Benghazi, IRS, Veterans Administration and Secret Service prostitution scandals it was the NFL domestic abuse scandals that captured the attention of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, CBS) networks. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/network-priorities-57x-more-coverage-nfl-scandals-obama-scandals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Adrian Peterson Barack Obama Benghazi Bias by Omission cbs IRS NBC nfl Ray Rice Secret Service Veterans Affairs Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:13:20 +0000 geoff.dickens 47398 at http://mrc.org Trust Me... http://mrc.org/cartoons/trust-me <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2495" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-CDC%202.jpg?1413577876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 15, 2014 - 4:28pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Health Politics Big Government CDC IRS VA Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:31:17 +0000 julia.seymour 47411 at http://mrc.org ‘UnFair: Exposing The IRS’ Movie to Show Abuse Often Ignored by Media http://mrc.org/articles/unfair-exposing-irs-movie-show-abuse-often-ignored-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conservative filmmaker argues IRS scandals date back to agency’s inception, calls for Fair Tax. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The liberal media did a terrible job covering the IRS scandal, but one conservative set out to expose the government agency with a documentary film.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/unfair-exposing-irs-movie-show-abuse-often-ignored-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Government Media Politics Taxes conservative groups Craig Bergman documentary film Fair Tax films government agencies income tax IRS IRS targeting Lois Lerner Scandal taxation taxes Tea Party Unfair: Exposing the IRS Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:28:03 +0000 julia.seymour 47330 at http://mrc.org Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa's Office for Help in Spinning IRS Scandal, Nets Don't Report http://mrc.org/biasalerts/holder-aide-accidentally-calls-issas-office-help-spinning-irs-scandal-nets-dont-report <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/BrianFallon.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />An aide to Eric Holder, who thought he was calling Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings’ office for help on leaking documents to selected reporters, accidentally spilled the beans of the latest IRS spin job because he called House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s office instead. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/holder-aide-accidentally-calls-issas-office-help-spinning-irs-scandal-nets-dont-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission Darell Issa Eric Holder IRS Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:19:05 +0000 geoff.dickens 47098 at http://mrc.org Republican Demands DOJ Turn Over Lerner's Ex-Employee, Nets Refuse to Report http://mrc.org/biasalerts/republican-demands-doj-turn-over-lerners-ex-employee-nets-refuse-report <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Strelka.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The IRS targeting scandal has all the intrigue of a political thriller. First it was the missing e-mails, then destroyed hard drives and now a missing person in the form of one-time Lois Lerner underling Andrew Strelka. On September 3, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know, by a Friday deadline, the information on the whereabouts of Strelka. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/republican-demands-doj-turn-over-lerners-ex-employee-nets-refuse-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Andrew Strelka Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:48:48 +0000 geoff.dickens 47066 at http://mrc.org Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC on How to Cover the IRS Scandal http://mrc.org/biasalerts/sharyl-attkisson-schools-abc-cbs-nbc-how-cover-irs-scandal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #888888;"><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/attkisson.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" /></span>Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/sharyl-attkisson-schools-abc-cbs-nbc-how-cover-irs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission FBN IRS Sharyl Attkisson Tea Party Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:41:39 +0000 geoff.dickens 47017 at http://mrc.org Blackberry Blackout: Nets Refuse to Report IRS Destroyed Lerner's Phone After Probe Began http://mrc.org/biasalerts/blackberry-blackout-nets-refuse-report-irs-destroyed-lerners-phone-after-probe-began <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/blackberry.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On the heels of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer admitting to Judicial Watch that Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails do exist comes another stunning revelation.</p> <p> On Monday evening the <em>New York Observer</em> reported “the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew her computer had crashed and after a Congressional inquiry was well underway.” Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network coverage of this fishy behavior on the part of the IRS and Lerner? 0 seconds. &nbsp;</p> <div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/blackberry-blackout-nets-refuse-report-irs-destroyed-lerners-phone-after-probe-began" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs IRS Lois Lerner NBC Tea Party Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:16:10 +0000 geoff.dickens 47006 at http://mrc.org IRS Scandal Bombshell: DOJ Attorney Admits Lois Lerner Emails Exist! Will Nets Report? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/irs-scandal-bombshell-doj-attorney-admits-lois-lerner-emails-exist-will-nets-report <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/TomFitton.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />The latest bombshell in the IRS scandal has landed. On Monday, Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton told FNC’s Shannon Bream that a Justice Department attorney told them the missing Lois Lerner e-mails do exist. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/irs-scandal-bombshell-doj-attorney-admits-lois-lerner-emails-exist-will-nets-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission IRS Lois Lerner Shannon Bream Tom Fitton Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:12:26 +0000 geoff.dickens 46999 at http://mrc.org Todd Takeover: A Top 10 List of the Most Liberal Outbursts from the New 'Meet the Press' Host http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/todd-takeover-top-10-list-most-liberal-outbursts-new-meet-press-host <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/ChuckToddMTP.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />On Thursday, NBC News sources <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/chuck-todd-to-replace-david-gregory-on-meet-the-press-193949.html">confirmed</a> that Chuck Todd will bump David Gregory from the <em>Meet the Press</em> host chair. And while Todd isn’t as liberal as his predecessor, he has played defense for the Barack Obama administration on a number of fronts. <br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/todd-takeover-top-10-list-most-liberal-outbursts-new-meet-press-host" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check Chuck Todd David Gregory IRS Meet the Press Susan Rice Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:26:20 +0000 geoff.dickens 46935 at http://mrc.org ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative 'Crazies;' CBS and NBC Notice http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-30-CBS-EN-Brown_Lerner.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC's <em>World News</em> stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner's e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as "a**holes" and "crazies." Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-ignores-lois-lerner-e-mails-slamming-conservative-crazies-cbs-and-nbc-notice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Chip Reid congress dave camp IRS James Brown Kelly O'Donnell Lois Lerner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:48:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46822 at http://mrc.org