June 20, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Glenn Beck, GOP, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Politico Uses Glenn Beck Against GOP On IRS Protest
-By Warner Todd Huston
For Politico, the news about the hundreds of Tea Party protestors in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 19, wasn’t so much about why the protesters were upset, but how it affected the “bipartisan approach” to the House IRS probe. And Politico seemed to blame Glenn Beck for the strain.
Politico reported that hundreds of Tea Party supporters took to the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday to protest the IRS in a rally sponsored by conservative activist and radio host Glenn Beck, but the Internet newser quickly turned its attention away from the protests and to the House Ways and Means Committee’s IRS probe.
Politico reported that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) was one of those invited by Beck to address the protest and this, they worried, would “upend the bipartisan approach” to the IRS probe.
The reason it might be so destructive of “bipartisanship” is because fellow Ways and Mean Committee member, Democrat Sander Levin (Mich.) was unhappy that Camp would attend such a rally at all.
Politico says that Levin sent them an email chastising Camp for his rally attendance. “I am disappointed that Chairman Camp is scheduled to participate in the Glenn Beck rally. We launched together a needed bipartisan investigation and it should not veer from that,” Levin told them.
For his part, Camp told Politico he is attending the rally to give the Tea Partiers an update on the House investigation.
“I think the more the public knows about what has happened here the better off we are. Part of what we want to make sure is that people are free to speak out,” Camp said.
Politico and Democrat Levin both criticized Camp for “being political” even as they, themselves, were doing the same.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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