The president of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell, came out swinging Thursday in response to the revelations — uncovered by the watchdog Judicial Watch — that Lois Lerner, other officials from the IRS, the Department of Justice, and the FBI met in 2010 to discuss criminally prosecuting non-profit organizations targeted for illegal political activities.
Bozell was incensed that few media outlets bothered to cover the news.
“The networks’ refusal to cover these devastating revelations borders on being complicit in a cover-up of criminal misconduct by a tyrannical administration using Stalinist tactics against its political opponents,” the conservative figure declared in a statement.
In Bozell’s opinion, the meeting revealed “criminal coordination between the IRS, FBI and the Department of Justice in an effort to politically persecute innocent, law-abiding Americans and independent organizations.”
“How different is this from regimes run by iron-fisted dictators?” he continued, before chastising a perceived double standard in how some outlets cover Democrat scandals versus Republican scandals.
“Why are they protecting President Obama instead of looking out for the American people?” Bozell added. “The networks have an obligation to cover and pursue this story to its fullest extent on behalf of a public they claim to represent.”
“If they won’t do it, then they’re complicit in a criminal cover-up.”