St. Louis Reporter Larry Conners revealed via Facebook yesterday that he has been “hammered” by the IRS since his much-discussed interview with President Obama. Conners, a veteran reporter, asked tough, but fair question during the interview which was slammed by progressives in media. Conners says:
Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS.
I don’t accept “conspiracy theories”, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me.
At the time, I dismissed the “co-incidence”, but now, I have concerns … after revelations about the IRS targeting various groups and their members.
Originally, the IRS apologized for red-flagging conservative groups and their members if they had “Tea Party” or “patriot” in their name.
Today, there are allegations that the IRS focused on various groups and/or individuals questioning or criticizing government spending, taxes, debt or how the government is run … any involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, or social economic reform/movement.
UPDATE (1:36 p.m.): Conners emails POLITICO:
I’m sorry, but I just was told … Corporate does not want me to do any interviews. Sorry.
(h/t Byron Tau, Soren Dayton)
Why all of a sudden am I feeling the need to defend Obama?
quote:Actually, since virtually nobody's ever heard of the guy or his "tough" interview, tax cheater is the most likely explanation.
He's probably a tax cheat looking for a convenient excuse.
Actually, since virtually nobody's ever heard of the guy or his "tough" interview, tax cheater is the most likely explanation.