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Why Is The Leftist Media Going After The IRS Victims?

May 30, 2013 by  


Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. President Barack Obama is in deep trouble — impeachment trouble. This Internal Revenue Service scandal must go far deeper than anyone understands at the moment. It must lead directly to the highest echelons of the Obama White House.

How do I know? Because the media is no longer defending Obama. Instead, they’ve switched to smearing his victims.

Last week, Obama’s loyal defenders “The Daily Show” and Mother Jones magazine both put out hit pieces on one particular victim on the same day: me. I’m a Las Vegas small businessman who for four years has spoken out loudly about Obama’s destruction of capitalism, small business, economic freedom and the American dream.

I started writing about this IRS scandal publicly about a year ago, including here at Personal Liberty. I was the first critic in the country to warn taxpayers, business owners and conservatives that this was all part of a plan: a purposeful attack on capitalism. In my book The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, which was written long before the IRS scandal went public, I warned that Obama was using the IRS to purposely target his political opposition — to silence his critics, cripple conservative fundraisers and bankrupt conservative donors.

Then, in the past three weeks, I’ve written about how deep this IRS scandal goes at Personal Liberty, FOX News, World Net Daily and TheBlaze. It is no coincidence that two powerful media outlets chose to attack me on the exact same day last week. Somebody in the Obama White House is getting very nervous.

This IRS scandal isn’t just about targeting faceless Tea Party groups. The IRS wishes that’s all you ever hear about this scandal. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. As I’ve said all along, this is about targeting and trying to intimidate and silence individual Obama critics and GOP donors. That’s a scandal that brings down a Presidency.

For the past three years, the IRS has targeted and tried to intimidate me. I believe it was on direct orders from the Obama White House. Obviously, as one of the country’s loudest critics and Obama’s Columbia college classmate, I got under his skin. I’m certain he whispered to Valerie Jarrett or Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod, and a phone call was made to the IRS: “Make this guy’s life miserable.” Oh, and by the way, even if you agree with Obama and think I deserved to be punished, that act is criminal. Congress created laws after the Richard Nixon IRS scandal that made it clear that if someone is targeted for his political views, people in the White House are going to prison.

But I keep pointing out I’m only the tip of the iceberg. I guarantee there are thousands of victims like me across the United States: Obama critics and GOP donors. I must be hitting too close to home. Now, rather than defending the President, the media have obviously decided to attack, smear and libel the victim. Why? When the lawyer has no grounds to defend his client, out of desperation he smears the victim.

In the case of “The Daily Show,” I was invited to New York to do an interview. They said it would be “fun” (producer’s words) and friendly. They said Jon Stewart was on my side about the IRS scandal and wanted to hear from a victim like me.

First, they insisted on doing the interview directly after a five-hour cross-country flight. Then, they ambushed me. They interrogated me in a boiling hot room for two hours. Of course, they left the entire first friendly hour of the interview on the cutting room floor. They used only the part where they tried to blame the victim. “You had it coming.” They tried to make the case that IRS targeting is the same as asking someone a few extra questions at the airport (to try to save lives).

They even brought surprise “victims” on the set to claim they were victims of “racial profiling.” It was all designed to make a conservative (me) look like a racist and hypocrite, thereby allowing them to rationalize that criminal actions by the IRS were acceptable.

“The Daily Show” may have desperately tried to smear me and damage my credibility. But ironically, in doing so, it proved my case. This is exactly how Obama and his defenders think; they believe it’s perfectly fine to use the force of government (or the media) to destroy the lives of people because of their political beliefs. “The Daily Show” did the exact same thing to me as Obama and the IRS. It targeted me for destruction.

The real scandal is my answers didn’t fit the pre-written script. In my “Daily Show” interview, I repeatedly said I do not support profiling based on race, religion or gender. I repeatedly said I only support studying and adopting the Israeli method of airport security, which does not profile based on race or religion. It is proven the most effective form of airport security in the world. But I have never supported police race profiling. So they selectively cut and edited two hours of filming down to a few short out of context sound bites to make it appear that I did. Some might call that fraud. At best, it’s dishonest and purposely misleading.

On the same day, the leftist magazine Mother Jones, chose the same “attack the victim” approach. It used my tax court victory to claim that I deserved to be targeted by the IRS. That’s interesting logic. It condemned me for taking basic business deductions and the same mortgage deduction that millions of taxpayers have always taken.

Mother Jones is more interested in a small businessman taking his legal mortgage deduction, than it is in questioning why the new Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew keeps his money in the Cayman Islands. That about says it all.

But Mother Jones didn’t stop there. In hundreds of interviews I have never questioned Obama’s place of birth. Yet, in an attempt to destroy my credibility, it started the article about the IRS scandal by calling me a “birther.” It could have described me as a former CNBC anchorman or successful entrepreneur or bestselling author or TV producer. But it chose only “birther” — even though I’ve never in my life been a “birther.” Someone is getting very desperate.

Folks, this Obama IRS scandal is far worse than we currently understand. It reaches straight to the Obama White House. Why else would the left be trying to destroy the credibility and reputation of a victim of the IRS scandal? If there is no truth to my charges, why bother to respond? Why not just ignore me? Why conduct a major national TV interview under false pretenses, then take the interview out of context to smear me? Why make up names like “birther” to describe me, when I’m not a “birther?” Something smells rotten in Denmark, folks.

The answer is clear. Because the leftist media understands how bad this IRS scandal is and because they can’t defend the President’s actions, they’ve decided to conduct a “scorched earth” campaign and smear the victims.

Just like the IRS scandal itself, my story is just the tip of the iceberg. I guarantee you this smear campaign is happening to victims across the USA, and it will only get worse as the scandal deepens and Obama’s desperation to hold onto power gets more extreme.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. May God bless America as we deal with this out-of-control gangster government assaulting its own citizens, taxpayers and patriots.

Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root is one of America's leading Libertarian-conservative authors. Wayne's new book is The Murder of the Middle Class Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and Fox News regular. Follow Wayne on Twitter and visit Wayne's web site:

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  • hpw3506

    Stand firm and keep telling what is happening. Thank you Mr Root.

    • organicroseski2

      phw3506, I’ll 2th that! Also, I hope Conservatives in Congress get more guts.

  • Donnie Adair

    The liberal media is a huge part of the underhanded attempts by the Obozo-ites to destroy our republic. Much like Hitler’s propaganda ministry. The reason there is not more of an outrage or possible revolution is due to the fact the we have a majority of the population that are in the politically correct term of “low information voters”. A more accurate assessment is that most people choose to be ignorant of the truth. They only care about an issue when they are personally affected. Therefore, it could be argued that we have a majority of the country that is ignorant. Obozo and company clearly understand that “Ignorance Is Strength”. As a recently retired middle level manager for a major corporation, I speak from experience. I had personal experiences all across the country with people from all walks of life and I am convinced of my belief. P.T. Barnum was as good businessman that understood my theory and took advantage making a fortune off these same type people decades ago. Obozo is using the same philosophy. To boil a frog, start by putting him in water that he likes then start turning up the heat.

    • penny richter

      Donnie that is so funny, it’s too early, for me to start laughing, but how true. Put em in water, turn up the heat, give em food stamps, create all GMO foods, take away cancer treatments. Wow, so many strategies. Lie to them about Obama care, take their money, give, them nothing. This is interesting, pretend Bin laden is still alive,send fake raid, then blow them up so they can’t ever tell it was fake.?

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  • phirestalker

    EVERY time I deal with the government I record everything. Shame you didn’t have your phone recording you could have released the unedited version.

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  • Ron r

    Jeff , you are a prime example of incorrect able stupidity, mixed with a lot of cowardice. You hide behind you computer a spew hate for no other reason than the fact you are ignorant and void of all facts or talking points other than the ones you hear or read on pages such as this. The race card, I have benn on this site for more than a few tears now and will continue to do so and that post would not have gotten much attention but from someone like you who is just gutless enough to but too stupid to be a racist. I would not poison a racist with you. You are just a gutless no body (along with Big V) who hide your true feelings around co-workers then go home and talk about certain ones who do not fit your reich wing thinking. You are gutless because you could never tell a another on equal footing minority or not the things you write here. And last, if I or anyone else on this site were seeking to stimulate our brain waves this would be the last place we would look . End of story. If you have something of importance to post,post it so all can get involved . If you and your other two brain trust just want to ne call feel free to do that also.

    • Ron r

      More than a few years.

    • Gemintheruff

      From north of the border we can SEE unfortunately your country is in the toilet and is going further down the drain. So you honestly stand by your president and the damage he is doing to you the American people. If so good luck with that. God bless.

    • penny richter

      Who is Jeff ? Can’t see who this is ment for. Was his deleted?

  • realsustainability

    Stand strong Mr. Root! Those “goons” are everywhere trying to inject fear into the populace. If they keep it up the American Spirit will come back to life and those folks will reap the same fate as a lot of “lotalists” did back in the day. Folks can only take so much abuse and America has a reputation of dealing with it. It’s my opinion Mr. Obama DID know about this and was instrumental in making it happen. There is a way larger agenda at work here.

  • Robert Weber

    Your comments are 100% correct. Stand strong and let everyone know what Obama and the White House is doing. Your track record is great as many of your followers know.

  • Ron r

    Just as I would never judge an idiot by their response.


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