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Local Reporter’s Tax Problems Obviously Just Another Part Of Obama Assault On Freedom

May 14, 2013

Larry Conners in happier times - before the oppressionWho is Larry Conners, you ask? According to his Facebook, he is a “public figure”. But actually, he is part of the channel 4 news team at CBS affiliate KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri. And this one time, he did an interview with President Obama and asked him about spending and vacations. I’m sure you can guess what happened after that — yep, the IRS painted a great big target on his back and started “pressuring” him.  Do Obama’s Nixonian tactics have no end?!?

Conners took to his Facebook last evening to reveal the oppression:

Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS.
I don’t accept “conspiracy theories”, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me.
At the time, I dismissed the “co-incidence”, but now, I have concerns … after revelations about the IRS targeting various groups and their members.
Originally, the IRS apologized for red-flagging conservative groups and their members if they had “Tea Party” or “patriot” in their name.
Today, there are allegations that the IRS focused on various groups and/or individuals questioning or criticizing government spending, taxes, debt or how the government is run … any involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, or social economic reform/movement.
In that April 2012 interview, I questioned President Obama on several topics: the Buffet Rule, his public remarks about the Supreme Court before the ruling on the Affordable Care Act. I also asked why he wasn’t doing more to help Sen. Claire McCaskill who at that time was expected to lose. The Obama interview caught fire and got wide-spread attention because I questioned his spending.
I said some viewers expressed concern, saying they think he’s “out of touch” because of his personal and family trips in the midst of our economic crisis.
The President’s face clearly showed his anger; afterwards, his staff which had been so polite … suddenly went cold.
That’s to be expected, and I can deal with that just as I did with President George H. Bush’s staff when he didn’t like my questions.
Journalistic integrity is of the utmost importance to me. My job is to ask the hard questions, because I believe viewers have a right to be well-informed. I cannot and will not promote anyone’s agenda – political or otherwise – at the expense of the reporting the truth.
What I don’t like to even consider … is that because of the Obama interview … the IRS put a target on me.
Can I prove it? At this time, no.
But it is a fact that since that April 2012 interview … the IRS has been pressuring me. (From Conners’ Facebook post, via BuzzFeed – emphasis mine)

Alrighty! What to make of this, eh? Conners does not go on to detail this alleged abuse. —  What does he mean by “pressure”? We don’t know!

A perusal of Conners’ Facebook page reveals a pretty conservative fellow whose fans feel comfortable making Tea Party-type posts about the evils of government and gun control. But hey, it is Missouri, and he’s a local television personality. Even now, after posting about his politically-motivated abuse at the hands of the Obama IRS, his Facebook page has fewer than 4,700 likes. Would the Obama administration really target this guy just because he asked some of the same annoying questions as the DC press corps?

And if so, can he prove it? No… But whatevs! Run with it, Larry. The Obama administration is having such a no good, horrible, really bad week  – who’s going to argue one more allegation? Maybe Larry will really luck out and have his story blow up and then the IRS will think twice about messing with local TV anchors!

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