Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

PunditFact looks at the IRS scandal and Watergate

IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. (AP)
IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. (AP)

The pundits on Fox News have made a point of arguing that the mainstream media has ignored congressional investigations into President Barack Obama’s IRS.

The next Watergate or Iran-Contra affair is right under the media’s disinterested nose, they say.

Fox News political commentator and syndicated columnist George Will has raised this point for almost a year and brought it up again on last week’s Fox News Sunday.

Our partners at PunditFact decided to dig into the controversy. They found Will's comments too open to interpretation to fact-check, but they did publish a primer on the situation that will allow readers to draw their own conclusions. Read their story at PunditFact.com.