In the recent past, it would have been intrepid members of the 5th estate, those who are paid to be reporters/journalists, who are specifically named in the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution’s Bill Of Rights. They would have been looking for The Big Story, The Big Scoop, a way to make their mark, to take down a politician, to get an award, preferably a Pulitzer. Now, the attitude amongst most of the news media is “meh”, hence
(The Blaze) A nonprofit group hopes to award a $1 million bounty to anyone who can provide “smoking gun” evidence to implicate IRS leadership or members of the Obama administration who purposefully targeted conservative and tea party-affiliated groups, TheBlaze has learned.
Gregg Phillips, the managing director for The Voters Trust, a political nonprofit 501 (c)(4) which was established to identify and mobilize Americans, told TheBlaze on Wednesday “that this is the people’s bounty to seek the truth.”
Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the nonprofit group True the Vote, will be officially announcing the bounty Wednesday night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, “The Kelly File” at 9 p.m. ET.
To qualify for the bounty, the person needs to provide “relevant evidence including emails, eye-witness accounts, or testimony of political targeting of Americans by the IRS or the Obama administration that has not previously been reported,” according to an official press release from the group obtained by TheBlaze.
Phillips said the evidence must lead directly to the arrest and conviction those responsible and the information provided will remain anonymous and confidential.
That announcement did occur. Good idea? Bad idea? Either way, it is truly sad that citizens have to put up their own money, separate from that already forcibly taken by Government, to make sure that government is held accountable for their actions. Furthermore, it is sad that journalists/reporters aren’t doing their job. Media are more than happy to investigate businesses and private citizens for wrongdoing, and investigate them hard. Many local news stations solicit citizens to make complaints. But, investigate Democrats and government in general? Not under a Democrat president.
The website, IRS Bounty, is here.