Oh look! It's Fox's favorite Brit and the Brown-Haired Guy Who Isn't Steve Doocy doing what they do best on this Friday's Fox & Friends -- lying and fearmongering.
This works out so well for them. They get to bash the EPA, the IRS and "big government," pull out their favorite crucified abused conservative victim card and make excuses for why their candidate got his ass kicked in the last presidential election.
Jason Easley has more on the huge game of projection we had going on here: Fox News Claims That US Government Rigged The 2012 Election For Obama:
Fox News has invented a new reason why Mitt Romney lost the election. They are claiming that government bureaucrats unfairly tilted the playing field for Obama in the 2012 election.
On Fox and Friends Stuart Varney said, “It’s bigger than the IRS. There’s a suspicion here that the machinery of government has been used to suppress conservatives. That the election in fact was not a level playing field. There was a tilt, and it was orchestrated by government bureaucrats. You just mentioned the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, almost always when liberal groups apply for a waiver of document fees, they were granted that waiver. Conservative groups had to pay. Now that’s a form of financial pressure on conservative groups. Then you’ve got disaster relief funds. Four states, red states run by Republican governors, were denied disaster relief funds. Then you’ve got the IRS. It’s not just the tax exempt office. Conservative supporters, supporters of conservative groups, they were audited. Republican donors, audited. And there’s a consistent pattern here. So Republicans, conservatives are looking back over the last four years and saying there is a pattern. There is a pattern of going after conservatives which affected the election. The government bureaucracy was used as a hammer in a way that it was not supposed to be used.”
Brian Kilmeade claimed that it was hard to argue with these examples because there are actual living breathing people that have proof of it.
It is really easy to argue with Varney’s examples, because they are either not true or come from dubious sources.
Go read the rest of the post for more and his breakdown of why their claims don't hold water and as he noted, President Obama won the election despite Republicans' best efforts to suppress as many Democratic voters as possible across the country.
Don't look for this stupidity to end any time soon folks. They've been using the IRS "scandal" to do everything from attacking "Obamacare" to letting every conservative crackpot who has ever been audited to claim they had a big target on their head with no proof whatsoever, to claiming that the union members who work at the IRS were helping President Obama get re-elected. It's never going to end as long as there's a Democrat in the White House. Never.