The IRS political saga marches on, but obviously, some really, really wish it wouldn’t.
Exhibit A is this story from The New York Times, titled “IRS Scruinty Goes Beyond the Political.” It points out the not-too-surprising fact that there were groups besides conservatives ones that received extra scrutiny from the IRS’s nonprofit outfit — to take an example prominently relied on in the linked piece, “open source” groups.
From this fact, the Times piece rushes to state (what one can only suspect are) highly welcome conclusions:
[A] closer look at the I.R.S. operation suggests that the problem was less about ideology and more about how a process instructing reviewers to “be on the lookout” for selected terms was applied to any group that mentioned certain words in its application.