Falling back on the proverb that “two wrongs don’t make a right,” NBC political reporter Chuck Todd set off a firestorm on Twitter Wednesday when he dared to ask if “there are any actual real victims” of the IRS targeting of tea party groups.
“The question at hand is whether explicitly political organizations should be filing as tax exempt social welfare groups under the tax code,” Todd said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” according to Newsbusters.
To hear Todd tell it, the IRS’s only real fault in the ongoing scandal is to “have been terrible about being forthcoming,” which leaves one to assume that he’s in agreement with President Obama that there isn’t a smidgen of corruption at the IRS.
It didn’t take long for Twitter to react to the NBC reporter’s remarks, even drawing out heavyweights like conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham. Twitchy documented some of the responses:
— Torrey M. Spears (@torreymspears) June 25, 2014
@IngrahamAngle How could someone in the News just not get it? Chuck Todd needs to find another line of work.
— Mark Bell (@Allen79934) June 25, 2014
@IngrahamAngle Hay A hole : how about The American People!
— Tom Hannan (@tomh2739) June 25, 2014
— Kevin R. Umbaugh (@Umbaugh4Congres) June 25, 2014
— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) June 25, 2014
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