Must see video. As Jon Stewart has long described the right as tin-foil-hat-wearing paranoids… hard news that the government has in fact been living down to their lowest expectations is duly (and hilariously) noted here.
So the basic news is
- the IRS, despite previous denials of same, has intentionally targeted the Tea Party and groups of that ilk
- the Dept of Justice is over-reaching their mandate to seize phone records of hundreds of reporters
Yeah, people that think our government can’t be trusted are clearly just paranoid.
I try to remind those that say they “get their news” from Jon Stewart that there might be a problem basing your education on a channel named “Comedy Central”. Still, it’s good to see that even a hardcore lefty like Stewart must laugh at this administration’s pretense of fairness.
Most would prefer less humor in return for an administration that respects their oath to the constitution. But as other revelations show, their practice of using executive branch agencies as blunt instruments to harass political opponents is NOT limited to the IRS and DOJ.
As the saying goes… it isn’t ‘paranoia’ if they’re really after you.