Why Are All Three Networks Ignoring the Discovery of Lois Lerner’s “Lost” E-Mails?

Lois LernerWASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words "tea party" and "constitution" in their names for additional scrutiny. Lerner, who headed the division that oversees exempt organizations, plans to assert her constitutional right not to answer questions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Even though all three major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS, had eight hours of morning show time this morning, they totally ignored the revelation that 6,400 e-mails that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner claimed to have lost, have now been found.

On cable, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer alerted viewers, reminding, “The IRS claimed the emails were lost when Learner’s computer crashed three years ago. They will now be examined by the Senate Finance Committee.”

The news was completely avoided by the network morning shows, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning. Rather than concentrating on serious, important breaking news regarding the attempt to cover-up government corruption, they decided that frivolous, unimportant topics were the order of the day.

CNN.com reported the latest details of the IRS case:

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner’s emails told a Senate committee it has found roughly 6,400 messages that have never before been turned over to Congress.

Lerner was the IRS official at the center of allegations that the agency targeted tea party groups applying for nonprofit status. Congress requested Lerner’s emails from the IRS and agency officials told lawmakers an unknown number of emails had been lost when Lerner’s computer crashed.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is in the process of turning the emails over to the Senate Finance Committee, which is investigating whether the IRS wrongly targeted conservative and other groups seeking tax-exempt status, committee spokesman Aaron Fobes said.

“These emails will be carefully examined as part of the committee’s bipartisan IRS investigation,” he said.

The Media Research Center completed a study in March, finding that the networks have been ignoring the IRS scandal. As of March 4, ABC hadn’t touched the story in ten months.

A transcript of the April 29 Fox News brief is below:

BILL HEMMER: There is other news today, including this: The developments in the IRS targeting scandal. A watchdog has found thousands of missing Lois Lerner emails. Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration says it found about 6400 e-mails from 2004 through 2013, a nine year period. Learner used to run the Tax Exempt Organization Zone, that’s the department accused of targeting conservative groups. The IRS claimed the emails were lost when learner’s computer crashed three years ago. They will now be examined by the Senate Finance Committee.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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